What to watch: Friday night

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After two games on Thursday night, folks that have given up on a social life can stay home and watch six preseason games Friday night. Here’s what we’ll be looking for.

Redskins @ Colts

The John Beck era starts.  The Redskins QB battle is weighted towards Beck, so he probably just has to avoid faceplanting to win. … Can Washington establish the run again? It looked like Mike Shanahan’s system was taking hold last week. … Rookie pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan tries to improve off a sluggish first game.

Quarterback Curtis Painter may need to improve his play or the Colts could look for another veteran QB. … Rookie left tackle Anthony Castonzo gets his first start. … Indy could be without Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and Anthony Gonzalez.

Chiefs @ Ravens

Kansas City tries to calm their fanbase down after last week’s no show. … With first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin out, Jerheme Urban tries to show he’s a legit No. 2 receiver. … Kansas City’s backup quarterback Tyler Calabaloo Palko needs to rebound from a rough practice week. … Former Ravens Jared Gaither and Kelly Gregg take on their old team.

Baltimore wants to see improvement from their offensive line play, especially at tackle. … Lee Evans makes his Ravens debut.  It looks like Torrey Smith will be the No. 3 receiver.

Lions @ Browns

Lions backup running backs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison continue to vie for snaps. … Cornerback Eric Wright takes on his old team if he’s healthy. … Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew returns from injury.

Colt McCoy will try to avoid being maimed by Ndamukong Suh. … Browns running backs Montario Hardesty and Peyton Hillis will sit out the game. … With injuries at linebacker, some Browns undrafted players could start and try to earn spots on the team. … Mohammed Massaquoi remains out at receiver.  The other Browns wideouts could steal his snaps.

Panthers @ Dolphins

Cam Newton has a good chance to lock down the starting quarterback job with a strong effort. … Linebacker Thomas Davis returns after almost two years away from the field.

Reggie Bush makes his Dolphins debut.  Rookie running back Daniel Thomas tries to improve upon a quiet camp. … Chad Henne will have to play well early to avoid any chants from the home crowd.

Cardinals @ Packers

Arizona has a lot of questions throughout their defense.  Jobs at outside linebacker and in the secondary remain up for grabs. … It appears Andre Roberts is settling into the No. 2 receiver role. … Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams continue their battle at running back.

Erik Walden picked up snaps with the starting unit at outside linebacker.  He remains in a position battle with Frank Zombo and Brad Jones. … Aaron Rodgers can quiet talk about an inconsistent camp with a strong performance.

Falcons @ Jaguars

Blaine Gabbert can continue to apply pressure to David Garrard.  This is absolutely a quarterback competition. … Jacksonville would love to see something out of No. 2 receiver Jason Hill. … Jacksonville’s tackle depth will be tested with Eben Britton out.

Rookie Julio Jones will try to wow us again with his burst against a suspect Jaguars secondary. … We’re looking to see how young linebackers Curtis Lofton and Sean Weatherspoon are doing.