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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The first-team offense still has some work to do, particularly in pass protection after giving up two sacks against Miami. But Cam Newton, with a 58.5 career completion percentage, is showing he can be more efficient in Norv Turner's offense and Christian McCaffrey is showing he can run between the tackles (see 71-yard touchdown run). Newton completed 75 percent of his attempts (9 of 12 for 89 yards and a touchdown) in five series on Friday night as the Panthers improved to 2-0. He has completed 71.4 percent in two preseason games.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Kyle Williams suffered a knee injury early in the second quarter of Friday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and did not return to the game.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB AJ McCarron suffered a right shoulder injury in Friday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, the team announced. McCarron took a sack in the first quarter but remained into the game into the second quarter, playing four full possessions.

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devaroe lawrence bull rushed a blocker to force a quick throw, then went downfield to make the tackle. i'm really becoming a fan of his.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Defensive end Vontarrius Dora has two fumble recoveries tonight, a continuation of the second-year pro's solid preseason. Dora is competing with NFL veterans Benson Mayowa and Arthur Moats to start opposite star Chandler Jones on the other side, in the absence of injured Markus Golden. Defensive tackle Olson Pierre, who's made an impact in back-to-back preseason games, caused the turnover with a sack of Saints quarterback Taysom Hill late in the first half.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Two of last year's draft class that were plagued by injuries as rookies are making big contributions in the preseason. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel has two caches for 65 yards and cornerback Corn Elder has a pick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Another preseason game and more of the same issues for the Lions that plagued them last season. Detroit, for the second straight game, got no real pass rush to speak of despite the Giants sitting top playmakers Eli Manning, Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. The offensive line (minus RG T.J. Lang) was also 2017-level bad. Matthew Stafford was sacked twice in three series and almost every starting lineman appeared to struggle with the Giants' front. Yes, it is only preseason, but considering these were areas the Lions knew were problem areas and they still look like problems should be concerning. The third preseason game against Tampa will be very telling with those two units.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

It was an evening of redemption for Davis Webb. After a shaky outing last week, he bounced back in a big way against the Detroit Lions. Webb went 14-of-20 passing for 140 yards with a touchdown while playing the entire first half. He showed a strong command to the offense and an ability to fit throws into tight windows. He had a QB rating of 106.3 after a 49.4 last week. This was much needed. Webb didn't play last year and likely won't play much next week in preseason game No. 3. That will be Eli Manning's opportunity to get ready for the season. Manning didn't play vs. the Lions. But Webb at least gave the Giants hope they have a trustworthy backup this year and potential for more in the future.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen got his chance to work with the No. 1 offense, but only the first string offensive line. Their protection made a difference when Rosen, after a delay of game penalty, fired a 13-yard strike to fellow rookie Christian Kirk for his first NFL touchdown pass. It was a stark contrast to last week, when the No. 2 offensive line struggled to protect Rosen and even get him the ball on snaps.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers owner David Tepper spent time drinking beer and hanging with fans prior to Friday's preseason game against Miami. He appeared at halftime on the team broadcast. His best answer came when asked what his vision for the organization is: “I have only one vision. That's to win. It's not a hard vision. What we've got to do is every way we can increase the probability of winning, that's what we've got to do – whether it's an indoor practice facility at some point where we don't have to practice in a sleet storm before playoff games, whatever increases that probability a percentage. It's a game of inches. So I'd like to get that extra couple of inches.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie LB Ben Niemann continues to make a push to land a roster spot. Niemann returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown to put the Chiefs ahead of the Falcons 28-14 in the fourth quarter. Niemann made a tackle on fourth-down for no gain in last week's game against Houston.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey on his 71-yard touchdown run in the first half: "I saw a heck of a gap. The offensive line did a great job. I think it was [Greg] Van Roten on a pull from the left guard. . . . It's just my job to hit the hole, find the crease and go. It was a great play.''

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

With three takeaways in barely over a quarter Friday at New Orleans, the Cardinals are up to seven as a team this preseason. Arizona has three interceptions and four fumble recoveries in less than six quarters of play.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton has completed 75 percent of his passes (9 of 12) for 89 yards and a touchdown. He continues his quest to get his completion percentage into the 65 to 70 percent range under offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Newton also has a bad pick, and has been sacked twice. The second was totally unavoidable as left tackle Matt Kalil was beaten badly.

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has left Friday's preseason game with a foot injury, according to the Cardinals' broadcast, and will not return. Nkemdiche is listed as one of the starters at defensive tackle with Corey Peters; Olson Pierre, who played well in the first preseason game, is in for Nkemdiche. Pierre might have overtaken Nkemdiche for the job eventually; the injury could now hasten that development.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie tight end Ian Thomas has been making a huge impression in training camp with his route running and fluidity as a receiver. He just made a huge impression with a 27-yard touchdown catch on third-and-3. The Panthers have two legit receiving tight ends now in Greg Olsen and Thomas. Newton hasn't had that the past few years.