If you’re betting on NFL preseason games, the first thing you should know is how the coaches handle the playing time rotation.
Some coaches take the preseason seriously, playing starters, while others just want to get out of August injury-free. There are two preseason games in the books this week, with 14 to go, here’s a look at each game and what the coaches had to say about whether to use the starters (all possibilities From BetMGM):
Giants coach Brian Dabul hasn’t said if the starting linebackers will play against the Lions, but it’s guesswork. From the book Victory Is that the key players will not see the field. This is fairly typical after the joint practices, which the Lions and Giants held this week. Lions head coach Dan Campbell held off most of the rookies after combined workouts against the Colts before last season, and he expects that Many sit down appetizers against giants.
Baker Mayfield will start the first preseason game for the Buccaneers and Kyle Trask will start the second. Freshmen teams often play more than usual during a quarterback competition, but it’s unclear how much the Bucs’ freshmen will play on Friday. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s philosophy is to play starters in the preseason, so you can expect to see some Pittsburgh players going up against Tampa Bay.
Bengals coach Zack Taylor said Few of his players He will play Friday. Cincinnati’s freshmen didn’t play much before last season. The players also don’t like playing starters in the preseason, but with Jordan Love taking over the starting quarterback job, the starting offense could play some for extra reps. “I would say it’s a very good opportunity that they’re going to be there in some capacity,” said Packers coach Matt Lafleur. via AP.
Falcons coach Arthur Smith explained that his team’s key players will play in the preseason, but how much will they play? “It will depend.” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel contract beginners In last year’s season opener. That could be the case again, but the Miami Herald thinks so Could play some appetizers This week, the team tries to figure out its offensive line and work on a new defensive scheme.
Deshaun Watson said he will play against Washington, which makes sense after he hasn’t played much over the past two seasons. a The majority of brown starters He will play, for one or two series depending on coach Kevin Stefanski. Leaders coach Ron Rivera did not Say how many appetizers You’ll play, but with inexperienced QB Sam Howell, it’s nice for the guys to play some, and the offensive starting line will be around as long as Howell lasts.
In the spirit of doing everything unlike last year’s coaching staff, Broncos head coach Sean Payton (who said he regrets criticizing Nathaniel Hackett and last year’s staff… totally believes in you, Sean) will play him early in the season. He said it would be About 15-18 settles. Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon is in his first season, and many first-time coaches have focused on the preseason. “Every time you hook it up and get between the white lines, you want to win the game, so that’s always the first goal,” Gannon said via CardsWire. The problem is, the Cardinals roster might be the worst in the NFL, and the difference between starters and backups wouldn’t be so clear. Which Cardinals players play will be on a “case-by-case basis,” Gannon said.
Justin Fields will start for the Bears in the season opener, and other players will play as well. Bears coach Matt Eberfluss said the number of snaps to rookies will be determined for each individual, It is not necessary to put groups. The Titans coach was Mike Vrabel Oddly secretive On his plans for the rookies, he said “there will be some who play, and some who won’t”. Vrabel didn’t say which quarterback would start, but Malik Willis and rookie Will Levis may be playing most of the game.
Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) at Buffalo Bills
Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson will start for the Colts, which means other starters will, too. The will of the first team Play about a quarterCoach Shen Steichen said. Bills quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stephon Diggs will not play, but Bills coach Sean McDermott said Most of the team players will play.
Carolina starting quarterback Bryce Young, the first draft pick. leopards will Definitely playing appetizers in the pre-seasonsaid new coach Frank Reich. The Jets were in the Hall of Fame, and just like last week, Zach Wilson will be starting quarterback. When Jets coach Robert Salih was asked if key players would play, he said “we will see.”
Will play Trevor Lawrence and Jaguars One or two series against Dallas. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has not played in the preseason since 2019 and this likely to continue This is pre-season. This is a good indication that the rest of the players won’t be playing much, if at all.
The Ravens have won 23 straight preseason games, which is an NFL record. So you know they will take the game seriously. This does not mean that beginners will play. Jeff Zrebec of The Athletic He says he believes “very few starters” will play this week and throughout the entire preseason. Eagles coach Nick Siriani I will not say If his players were to play but Martin Frank of the Delaware News-Journal noted that with combined practices against the Browns, that would likely mean the starters would sit out.
Rams coach Sean McVay started the trend of rookies sitting out the entire preseason, but with an inexperienced roster this season he said he’d have a different approach. “It will be very different from what you guys are used to,” said McVay. Via RamezWire. “We haven’t exactly decided, but we have to get the guys ready to go.” Matthew Stafford no Starting at QB, but. Chargers coach Brandon Staley doesn’t usually play rookies in the preseason, and that will likely continue.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid usually uses starters in the preseason and It does not seem so This year it will be different. Expect his rookie team to get about a quarter against New Orleans. Saints, with new quarterback Derek Carr, You will use appetizers against bosses.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said it He questions the beginning of the team, including quarterback Brock Purdy, playing against the Raiders. There hasn’t been much news out of Las Vegas about the Raiders’ rookie plan, but don’t expect to see much, if any, of it.