Dolphins vs. Bears odds, picks: 2021 NFL preseason Week 1 predictions, best bets from expert on 32-23 run

Week 2 of the NFL preseason remains in full speed with most of the league squaring off Saturday. Many groups performed joint practices today, which isn’t a great indication for first-team gamers taking the field — although some groups chose to play beginners.

Tua Tagovailoa was the most significant beginning quarterback to see the field Saturday night, carrying out well for a Miami Dolphins offense missing out on Will Fuller, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to goals on his very first 2 belongings in Miami’s 37-17 triumph over the Atlanta Falcons.

Eight video games are in action Saturday night, so there’s lots of highlights to walk around. If you missed out on any of the previous video games throughout Week 2 of the preseason, you can take a look at our takeaways here:

Thursday
Patriots 35, Eagles 0 (takeaways)

Friday
Chiefs 17, Cardinals 10 (takeaways)
Washington 17, Bengals 13 (takeaways)

Saturday early video games
Bills 41, Bears 15 (takeaways)
Jets 23, Packers 14 (takeaways)

And here’s a take a look at what stuck out from each of Saturday’s 8 night video games on the Week 2 preseason slate:

The Ravens matched the NFL record with their 19th straight preseason triumph, regardless of beginning their third-string quarterback. 

Tyler Huntley got the start for Lamar Jackson in this one (backup quarterback Trace McSorley is out with a back injury). Huntley went 24 of 34 for 187 lawns with an interception — taking all the snaps. Undrafted novice Nate McCrary led the Ravens with 15 brings for 64 lawns and a goal — a 2-yard rating that put Baltimore up for excellent with 7:46 left in the 3rd quarter. The Ravens completed with 167 hurrying lawns — all without their leading 2 running backs not playing. 

Sam Darnold saw his very first action for the Panthers, going 1-for-2 for 16 lawns on the opening series prior to leaving the video game. Backup P.J. Walker tossed simply 2 passes prior to leaving the video game too. Rookie Terrace Marshall led Carolina with 3 catches for 50 lawns and Chuba Hubbard completed with 53 overall lawns of offense. 

Tua Tagovailoa had a dominant very first half for the Dolphins in his very first substantial action of the preseason. Tagovailoa played the whole very first half, leading the Dolphins to goals on their very first 2 belongings — finishing all 8 of his passes in the very first quarter. 

Myles Gaskin scored 2 goals for Miami — a 1-yard run and an 8-yard reception from Tagovailoa to offer the Dolphins a 14-0 lead. Tagovailoa was 16 of 23 for 183 lawns, ending up with a 107.7 passer ranking. Mack Hollins led Miami with 4 catches for 49 lawns. 

Jacoby Brissett relieved Tagovailoa and completed 8 of 8 for 97 lawns and a goal. Malcolm Brown completed with 10 brings for 43 lawns and a rating. 

Matt Ryan did not begin for the Falcons in this one, in addition to most of the first-team offense. AJ McCarron went 3-for-6 for 43 lawns prior to leaving the video game in the 2nd quarter with a non-contact right knee injury. Falcons coach Arthur Smith stated McCarron is “heartbroken” and will go through an MRI. Undrafted novice Caleb Huntley led the Falcons with 6 brings for 57 lawns and a rating. 

Ben Roethlisberger was more than outstanding in the very first half for the Steelers, tossing 2 goal passes to Pat Freiermuth to lead Pittsburgh to the win. Freiermuth, a second-round choice in this year’s draft, captured both his ratings at a loss zone — developing himself as an essential part of the goal-line offense this preseason. 

Roethlisberger completed 8 of 10 for 137 lawns and 2 goals — a best 158.3 passer ranking. Najee Harris had 2 catches for 53 lawns for Pittsburgh, likewise ending up with 4 brings for 10 lawns. 

Mason Rudolph began the 2nd half for the Steelers, ending up 13 of 18 for 138 lawns. Dwayne Haskins went 4 of 7 for 56 lawns as the third-team quarterback. 

The Lions did not begin Jared Goff and numerous other first-teamers. Third-string quarterback David Blough injected life into the Lions offense, leading them to 20 points in the 4th quarter. Blough completed 12 of 17 for 143 lawns and a goal — a 10-yard pass to Javon McKinley late in the 4th quarter. 

Craig Reynolds, who signed with the Lions 9 days earlier, scored his 2nd hurrying goal in as numerous preseason video games.  

Thanks to the joint practices today, Ryan Tannehill and Tom Brady remained this one. The Titans reserves overcame the Buccaneers reserves in this preseason contest. 

Matt Barkley led Tennessee, going 12 of 16 for 115 lawns and 2 goals. Mekhi Sargent led the Titans with 16 brings for 78 lawns — likewise capturing his only target for a rating. Tennessee held Tampa Bay to 207 lawns. 

Kyle Trask completed 13 of 26 for 131 lawns and 2 interceptions for Tampa Bay. Tanner Hudson completed with 6 catches for 74 lawns. 

Davis Mills led the Texans with 115 lawns passing in the triumph, playing most of the snaps in relief of Tyrod Taylor. Mark Ingram completed with 7 brings for 24 lawns and a rating while Chris Moore completed with 2 catches for 33 lawns. Houston outscored Dallas 13-0 in the 2nd half. 

Garrett Gilbert made the start for the Cowboys, playing 2 series prior to paving the way to Cooper Rush. Rush had an excellent efficiency, ending up 10 of 12 for 97 lawns and 2 goals for Dallas — one to Cedrick Wilson and one to Tony Pollard. Dallas had 14 various gamers capture a pass in the loss. 

Neither Indianapolis nor Minnesota scored an offending goal in this one, with the only goal being scored on a 33-yard interception return by linebacker Troy Dye. Kirk Cousins completed 5 of 7 for 23 lawns, playing 2 series prior to Jake Browning took control of. Ameer Abdullah led Minnesota with 6 brings for 35 lawns. 

Sam Ehlinger began for the Colts, ending up 8 of 13 for 70 lawns and 2 interceptions. Jacob Eason went 16 of 27 for 132 lawns, eliminating Ehlinger after the very first quarter and playing the remainder of the video game. 

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.



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