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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Khalil Mack, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, is ready for the season opener on Sept. 10 at Tennessee. In three defensive series against the Rams, Mack had a sack of Jared Goff, three QB pressures, four tackles, with two for a loss.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams settle for a 35-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein on a long, methodical drive to begin the second quarter, and that will probably be it for Jared Goff. He was great. 14-of-17 for 145 yards and a touchdown, with lots of impressive throws. One was an incompletion, on a deep ball to Sammy Watkins that was perfectly placed but batted away. The Rams have converted on six of their first eight third-down attempts.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to end the quarterback competition. Asked if he's prepared to name Josh McCown the Week 1 starter, Bowles said, "Not at this point." Bowles cut Christian Hackenberg a lot of slack, saying the pass protection wasn't good. Bowles said this game "isn't a fair evaluation ... I don't think anyone would've had a chance when we're blocking like that."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Coaches will likely tell Paxton Lynch he has to recognize that rusher pre-snap and get the ball out rather than take the sack. If his night is over he has 39 yards passing, 27 yards rushing with three scoring drives after three 49ers' turnovers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Glennon lucky he wasn't picked off again on a risky pass intended for Zach Miller. Terrible decision by Glennon who didn't set his feet throwing across his body.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins with his first catch for the Rams, a five-yard reception to covert a 3rd and 2. They just ran him on a screen, too, and he picked up three yards. Rams are 5-for-6 on third down.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's not concerned with the run game. "I know the guys we have up front... we have to execute better." He also said he'll see if there are better plays he can call.

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I'm in Chicago this weekend and the percentage of people that already want Mike Glennon to be benched is 100.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins lost their second preseason game, 21-17, to the Green Bay Packers. Rookie Samaje Perine stood out in the second half, gaining 45 yards on nine carries, and showing improvement over the opener. But the starters needed the entire first half to generate much of an attack. Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-23 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, but the offense struggled vs. Green Bay's starters.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu returned an interception of Bears QB Mike Glennon 52 yards into Chicago territory. He'd have been able to return it for a touchdown if he had one more blocker but he eventually went down as he ran out of real estate

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Mike Glennon kills the club's momentum with an interception at the goal line. Glennon was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu who jumped in front of a late throw to Kevin White. Glennon's second pick of the preseason. Now all of Chicago waits for Mitchell Trubisky to enter the game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals defenders wouldn't let "its preseason" be an excuse for their play. Said they might not use the whole playbook, but they use enough, and missed tackles are missed tackles.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos got quality field position twice in first quarter after 49ers turnovers. They finished first quarter with 45 yards of offense -- 21 passing, 24 rushing.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, final: Todd Bowles gave Christian Hackenberg a shot, and it didn't work out. Now the decision is clear: Josh McCown should be named the starter. Maybe Hackenberg couldn't have changed that, even f he played well. Now it's a no-brainer. Frankly, the bigger question is, who's the No. 2 quarterback? Bryce Petty did a decent job.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The extent of Shawn Williams injury isn't known yet but Bengals players knew it was bad when he started screaming. That's why they all took a knee. He will get an MRI if he hasn't already.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another really nice touchdown drive by the Rams' offense, culminating in a tough, two-yard run by Todd Gurley, who has gained 38 yards on just eight carries. Jared Goff went 3-of-5 for 32 yards on that drive, completing two passes to Cooper Kupp and another to Tyler Higbee. Goff today: 8-of-10, 110 yards, a touchdown.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A brutal two-play stretch for 49ers QB Brian Hoyer kills the starting offense's best drive of the preseason so far. Hoyer tripped over himself and threw incomplete on second down then simply dropped the ball as he prepared to throw for a fumble Denver recovered. Hoyer had been rolling before that.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Trumaine Johnson, from nearby Stockton, with an interception. Had only one of those last year. Nice job by the Rams, especially Connor Barwin, of applying pressure.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Great start for rookie Tarik Cohen, who already has 41 rushing yards on five carries. There's concern that Cohen (5-foot-6) isn't built to be Jordan Howard's primary backup, but Cohen looks terrific tonight out of the backfield. Still, look for Chicago to get creative with how they get Cohen the ball in the regular season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Looked like Jared Goff waited a little too long to push the ball downfield, which allowed Khalil Mack to sack him for a 10-yard loss and kill the second drive. Robert Woods was open. Todd Gurley with 24 yards on five carries and also a 12-yard catch. He's running violently.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears strike first with a 42-yard field goal from K Connor Barth. They had marched down to the 24-yard line but a nice pass breakup by Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel on third-and-8 stalled the Bears drive and forced the field goal to give them a 3-0 lead with 4:57 left in the firs quarter.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Connor Barth wins the first battle in Chicago's kicking competition against Roberto Aguayo. Barth converts a 42 yard field goal on the Bears' second offensive drive.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, Final: A pretty ho-hum performance by the Lions against one of the worst teams in the league. Detroit's defense was suffocating when it faced the Jets starters. A guy to watch, long-term, could be CB Jamal Agnew. He had a team-high six tackles and could factor into the return competition. The Lions will have a tougher test Friday against New England.