NFL preseason Week 2 results, highlights, updates: Packers rookie Romeo Doubs continues to impress vs. Saints

The NFL preseason has reached the midway point with Week 2 serving as the de facto “dress rehearsal” for starters to prepare for the start of the regular season — which is just three weeks away. For teams that do not have joint practices this week, Week 2 of the preseason is crucial.

The Carolina Panthers will not play Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold against the New England Patriots on Friday, but New England will still play its starters after the joint practices this week. Jordan Love will start for the Green Bay Packers against the New Orleans Saints, who will be without Jameis Winston (foot). Rounding out the night will be the Houston Texans at the Los Angeles Rams.

Below, we’ll track all the must-see highlights from Friday’s action, the appetizer to the main course of games this weekend.

Time schedule

Thursday

Bears 27, Seahawks 11 (Takeaways)

Friday

Patriots 10, Panthers 10 (Third Quarter – Live Blog)
Packers 13, Saints 10 (Second Quarter – Gametracker)
Texans at Rams, 10 p.m. ET (Gametracker)

Saturday

Broncos at Bills, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Lions at Colts, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Commanders at Chiefs, 4 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Steelers at Jaguars, 7 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Raiders at Dolphins, 7:00 PM ET (Game Tracker)
49ers at Vikings, 7:00 PM ET (Gametracker)
Buccaneers at Titans, 7 pm ET (Gametracker)
Cowboys at Chargers, 10 p.m. ET (Gametracker)

Sunday

Eagles at Browns, 1 p.m. ET (Game Tracker)
Bengals at Giants, 7:00 PM ET (Game Tracker)
Ravens at Cardinals, 8:00 PM ET (Game Tracker)

Monday

Falcons at Jets, 8 p.m. ET (Game Tracker)

Romeo Doubs touchdown

There is a place for Doubs to earn snaps with the first team this year, and this touchdown catch from Jordan Love shows why. Doubs came up with this impressive four-yard touchdown reception over Brian Allen to put the Packers up, 10-3, over the Saints in the second quarter. Love is starting to show confidence in the fourth-round rookie.

59-yard field goal from Wil Lutz

Lutz missed all of 2021 with a core injury as the Saints missed his reliability in the kicking department. He certainly looked like his old self with this 59-yard field goal to close out the first quarter.

Only 13 of 23 on 50-plus yard field goals in his career, Lutz hitting this kick is very encouraging.

Romeo Doubs is making his case to move up the depth chart

Doubs was one of the young wide receivers that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers criticized during the week, so he was in the spotlight with the other team players who participated in the majority of this one. A 17-yard catch on the opening drive on a Jordan Love throw makes a strong impression, even though Doubs failed to catch a third-down pass earlier.

No longer a quarterback for the Saints, Hill has shifted his focus to tight end for the 2022 season. The No. 2 tight end in New Orleans, Hill made an early impression by catching a 10-yard pass from Ian Book. Hill adds an extra dimension to the Saints offense in his new role and can still play wide receiver and running back in short-yardage situations.

The Patriots averaged just 1.9 yards per carry. game in the first quarter with just 21 yards of offense, but Nelson Agholor changed that with this 45-yard catch on an impressive throw from Mac Jones. Going against a second-team defense or not, this is what Patriots fans want to see from their new offense.

New England scored a touchdown — a two-yard run by Ty Montgomery — three plays later.

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