With the regular season around the corner, are there any NFL games today? With 30 of 32 teams having already played a preseason game this week, Sunday, Aug. 14, will showcase the final game of Week 1.
NFL games today: Preseason Week 1 Sunday schedule
The first week of the preseason was split up between four days. Sunday is going to be the last day with NFL action this week.
Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders
The main storyline of this matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders is that quarterback Kirk Cousins is going to miss the game due to testing positive for COVID-19. This means that Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion will get to see the bulk of the starting time. Mond did not look good when he was given the opportunity last year, but expectations are that he takes a step forward in 2022.
The Raiders have already played one preseason matchup this year, defeating the Jaguars handily 27-11 in the Hall of Fame Game. Derek Carr is unlikely to see much action, but the backups looked good last week, with Jarrett Stidham going for 8 of 15 for 96 yards and Nick Mullens going 8 of 11 for 72.
The highlight for the Raiders last week was their defense. Whether it was because of the Jaguars’ awful offensive line or the skill of their team, they had an impressive five sacks. They also limited the Jags to just under 60 rushing yards. The Raiders do have a longer injury list right now than the Vikings, in addition to the players they are going to hold out. Nevertheless, the experience of playing last week should come through here.
2022 NFL preseason Week 2 schedule
Below you will find the NFL preseason schedule for next week’s entire slate of action!
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