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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The New Orleans Advocate caught a nice moment on the sideline Friday when Saints owner Gayle Benson and safety Chris Banjo held hands on the during the national anthem. Banjo told The Advocate that it was a spur-of-the-moment gesture during Benson's first home game as owner after her husband, Tom Benson, passed away earlier this year. "Any time she's there, one, it's a reminder of him, and two, I just think it shows true strength for her to continue to be here with something he gave birth to, and continues to support us the way she does," Banjo said.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals QB Josh Rosen dissects what happened on his first preseason TD pass to fellow rookie WR Christian Kirk in Friday night's win at New Orleans.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton said he could have been better even though he compete 75 percent of his passes against Miami. Said he left ‘'some meat on the bone.'' But Newton couldn't have been better on his final attempt, a 27-yard touchdown to rookie tight end Ian Thomas. As Newton noted, it will help him sleep better.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said he played Luke Willson, LeGarrette Blount and A'Shawn Robinson -- among others -- late in Friday's loss to the New York Giants because they are "trying to get guys enough reps out there." Said it's not a specific thing, but about the amount of reps the players are getting to have a good evaluation of them.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia: "I would say overall, I think everybody, skill-wide, wide receiver, DBs, defensive line, offensive line, I don't think we played particularly well at any position."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia didn't think his team was overworked the past two weeks after two sets of padded joint practices -- including a trip to the west coast -- and then two games. "No, it's football. We're trying to get better every day and really to be honest with you, the practices are critically important. That's where we have to make improvements and get better and be able to do some things in practice that we can't do in a game in some different areas. It's important that we get those looks. That's part of the game and that's part of training camp and what it's supposed to be and that's how you better."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn't address his pregame confrontation with Kelvin Benjamin last week at Buffalo and he didn't want to address it tonight, saying it was a ‘'lose-lose'' and ‘'I wish him the best.''

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LB Steve Longa was spotted in the locker room after the game on crutches with a brace on his leg talking with teammates. Longa was injured in the third quarter and did not return. Detroit did not announce his exact injury during the game.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins coaches will be upset for the 2nd straight week. The biggest concern? A run defense that gave up 226 rushing yards, including a 71-yard Christian McCaffrey TD run vs the starters. It's worth wondering if they need to add talent at LB and DL. On offense, Miami continues to look undisciplined with penalties halting drives and forcing FGs instead of TDs.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns' early success in the running game in Friday's preseason loss to Buffalo, gaining 73 yards in the first quarter, overshadowed what was an unspectacular night from quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield. Taylor played four possesions, completing 4-of-7 passes for 22 yards, while Mayfield played from late in the second quarter until early in the fourth quarter, completing 7-of-13 passes for 75 yards.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills' three-way competition at quarterback could quickly become a two-man race after AJ McCarron suffered a right shoulder injury in Friday's game. McCarron started and failed to gain a first down in four offensive possessions, taking one first-quarter sack behind a problematic offensive line. Coach Sean McDermott could have a looming decision to make between Josh Allen (18 of 32 for 176 yards and two touchdowns this preseason) and Nathan Peterman (17 of 20 for 231 yards, two touchdowns and one interception).

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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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.