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Published: Aug. 10, 2018 at 12:12 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 12, 2018 at 02:16 a.m.

Best of the 2018 preseason

The 2018 NFL preseason is officially under way as rookies Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley and Shaquem Griffin made their pro debuts. In addition, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the field for the first time since Week 17 of 2016. Take a look at the best moments and plays from of the 2018 preseason.

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  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates his touchdown pass during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Denver. (Ric Tapia/NFL) 42

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    Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates his touchdown pass during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Denver. (Ric Tapia/NFL)

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas (32) celebrates his touchdown run during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Denver. 41

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    Roc Thomas

    Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas (32) celebrates his touchdown run during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Denver.

  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones (7) throws during an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers, 24-17. 40

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    Cardale Jones

    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones (7) throws during an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers, 24-17.

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws during an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers, 24-17. 39

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    Josh Rosen

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws during an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers, 24-17.

  • Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) dives for the endzone during an NFL preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. 38

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    Ameer Abdullah

    Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) dives for the endzone during an NFL preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Oakland, Calif.

  • Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) warms up prior to an NFL preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA. 37

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    Marshawn Lynch

    Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) warms up prior to an NFL preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA.

  • Detroit Lions defensive back Tavon Wilson (32) breaks up a pass intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant (12) during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA. 36

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    Tavon Wilson, Maravis Bryant

    Detroit Lions defensive back Tavon Wilson (32) breaks up a pass intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant (12) during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA.

  • Oakland Raiders defensive end Fadol Brown (95) celebrates during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA. 35

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    Fadol Brown

    Oakland Raiders defensive end Fadol Brown (95) celebrates during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Oakland, CA.

  • New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after throwing a touchdown during an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0. 34

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    Teddy Bridgewater

    New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after throwing a touchdown during an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0.

  • New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0. 33

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    Sam Darnold

    New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0.

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) shake hands prior to an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10. 32

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    Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) shake hands prior to an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10.

  • Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49) and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) pose for a photo after an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. 31

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    Shaquem Griffin, Shaquill Griffin

    Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49) and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) pose for a photo after an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle.

  • New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs on the field prior to an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10. 30

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    Odell Beckham

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs on the field prior to an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10.

  • Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) tackles Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (33) during an NFL preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. 29

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    Bobby Wagner, Robert Turbin

    Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) tackles Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (33) during an NFL preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle.

  • New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) tries to evade the tackle during an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10. 28

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    Davis Webb

    New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) tries to evade the tackle during an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10.

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) gets sacked during an NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. 27

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    Andrew Luck

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) gets sacked during an NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle.

  • Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) catches a touchdown pass during an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10. 26

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    David Njoku

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) catches a touchdown pass during an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) celebrates with tight end Ben Koyack (83) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. 25

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    Blake Bortles, Ben Koyack, Marqise Lee

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) celebrates with tight end Ben Koyack (83) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talk after an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10. 24

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    Eli Manning, Baker Mayfield

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talk after an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Browns defeated the Giants, 20-10.

  • Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett (81) celebrates his touchdown catch during an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. 23

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    Nick Vannett

    Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett (81) celebrates his touchdown catch during an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Shane Wynn (14) runs after a catch as New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) defends, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. 22

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    Shane Wynn, Jarrod Wilson

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Shane Wynn (14) runs after a catch as New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) defends, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Richard Ash (93) celebrates during an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. 21

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    Richard Ash

    Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Richard Ash (93) celebrates during an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • New Orleans Saints defensive back Sharrod Neasman (28) reacts to a deflected ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. 20

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    Sharrod Neasman

    New Orleans Saints defensive back Sharrod Neasman (28) reacts to a deflected ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James (82) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. 19

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    Richie James

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James (82) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler (6) runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. 18

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    Cody Kessler

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler (6) runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) shake hands after an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. 17

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    Reuben Foster, Dak Prescott

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) shake hands after an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (left) and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (right) swap jerseys after a game, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. 16

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    Jalen Ramsey, Alvin Kamara

    Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (left) and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (right) swap jerseys after a game, Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman watches from the sideline during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Tori Richman/NFL) 15

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    Richard Sherman

    San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman watches from the sideline during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Tori Richman/NFL)

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) walks onto the field from the tunnel prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. Indianapolis won 19-17. 14

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    Andrew Luck

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) walks onto the field from the tunnel prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle. Indianapolis won 19-17.

  • San Francisco 49ers cornerback D.J. Reed (40) enters the field prior to the NFL preseason football game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. 13

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    D.J. Reed

    San Francisco 49ers cornerback D.J. Reed (40) enters the field prior to the NFL preseason football game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson (22) and safety Shawn Williams (36) pressure Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (11) on an incomplete pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. 12

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    William Jackson, Shawn Williams, Kevin White

    Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson (22) and safety Shawn Williams (36) pressure Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (11) on an incomplete pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Cincinnati.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Sidney Jones (22) and Nate Gerry (47) tackle Pittsburgh Steelers' James Washington (13) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia. 11

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    Sidney Jones, Nate Gerry, James Washington

    Philadelphia Eagles' Sidney Jones (22) and Nate Gerry (47) tackle Pittsburgh Steelers' James Washington (13) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia.

  • Green Bay Packers' Jamaal Williams dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. 10

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    Jamaal Williams

    Green Bay Packers' Jamaal Williams dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis.

  • New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs the football during an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0. 9

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    Bilal Powell

    New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs the football during an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets defeated the Falcons, 17-0.

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin dances while warming up prior to an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 8

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    Kelvin Benjamin

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin dances while warming up prior to an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Joe Callahan in action during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia. 7

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    Joe Callahan

    Philadelphia Eagles' Joe Callahan in action during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Philadelphia.

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback KeiVarae Russell, left, makes an interception against Chicago Bears wide receiver Tanner Gentry, right, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. 6

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    KeiVarae Russell, Tanner Gentry

    Cincinnati Bengals cornerback KeiVarae Russell, left, makes an interception against Chicago Bears wide receiver Tanner Gentry, right, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Cincinnati.

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) is tackled by Houston Texans defensive end Angelo Blackson (97), safety Justin Reid (38) and defensive end Brandon Dunn, bottom, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. 5

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    Kareem Hunt, Angelo Blackson, Justin Reid, Brandon Dunn

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) is tackled by Houston Texans defensive end Angelo Blackson (97), safety Justin Reid (38) and defensive end Brandon Dunn, bottom, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, right, avoids a tackle by Carolina Panthers defensive back Dezmen Southward during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 4

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    Josh Allen, Dezmen Southward

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, right, avoids a tackle by Carolina Panthers defensive back Dezmen Southward during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) makes a touchdown catch in front of Houston Texans linebacker Peter Kalambayi (34) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. 3

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    Demarcus Robinson

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) makes a touchdown catch in front of Houston Texans linebacker Peter Kalambayi (34) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

  • Houston Texans cornerback Josh Thornton (36) breaks up a pass in the end zone which was intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Alex Ellis (82) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. the Houston Texans won 17-10. 2

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    Josh Thornton, Alex Ellis

    Houston Texans cornerback Josh Thornton (36) breaks up a pass in the end zone which was intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Alex Ellis (82) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. the Houston Texans won 17-10.

  • Green Bay Packers' Jake Kumerow celebrates during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 31-17. 1

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    Jake Kumerow

    Green Bay Packers' Jake Kumerow celebrates during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 31-17.