The third week of the preseason is the one that matters. Well, for the preseason anyhow. It's the week that feels the most like the regular season.
It's the week when coaches hold their collective breath the longest because starters often play into the second half. I don't read too much into preseason performances for trusted veterans, but it is important for players trying to earn a starting job or a roster spot.
Here's what to watch during Thursday night's two games:
- Baltimore's top cornerback, Lardarius Webb, is expected to play for the first time since tearing his ACL last year.