Texans 27, Saints 14
3. The play of Saints undrafted rookie receiver Joe Morgan is becoming hard to ignore.
49ers 17, Raiders 3
1. Alex Smith moved the ball better this time around with some long drives, but the 49ers starters only scored three points. Rookie backup Colin Kaepernick looked solid as well, but Smith looks locked into the starting job.
3. 49ers rookie Kendall Hunter hasn’t overly impressed in camp, but he was dynamic last night. The kid has rare speed and terrific moves in the open field. If Hunter can pass protect, he should get a lot of run behind Frank Gore.
Rams 17, Titans 16
2. Matt Hasselbeck left the game early, but it wasn’t a serious injury. Jake Locker once again looked promising in relief, but not so promising that he should be starting. Locker was inaccurate on a number of throws.
It’s been a nice preseason overall for both Titans quarterbacks.
3. No one really stepped up in the Rams receiver battle. Gibson looks like the No. 1 guy at the moment and it’s unclear after that.
Broncos 24, Bills 10
2. Willis McGahee looks a little revived in Denver. The Broncos have been effective running in both preseason games, with McGahee back to his role as touchdown vulture.
3. Buffalo’s offensive line was overmatched, especially left tackle Demetrius Bell.
4. Really, there wasn’t a lot of positives for the Bills. C.J. Spiller didn’t show he was worthy of starting. Running back Johnny White and wide receiver Donald Jones both left after taking nasty hits.
Vikings 20, Seahawks 7
1. Tarvaris Jackson didn’t look great, but Seattle’s offensive line was the real problem Saturday night.
3. Minnesota’s short passing game was pretty effective under Donovan McNabb. Rookie Christian Ponder looked like a rookie again. We’re not sure if he’s much ahead of Joe Webb at this point, if at all.