The NFL action continues this week as teams will play their second game of the preseason. Week one had plenty of close games and a number of rookies made a big impression on their new team, but this week will have the starters playing more and that will help fans get a better understanding of what their favorite team needs to work on before the start of the regular season.
Two games kick-off on Thursday night and the headline game has Cincinnati on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Bengals surprised most experts with their run to the playoffs last season and now more is expected of young team and they will get a good test from Atlanta, who could make their own run at a Super Bowl appearance this season.
Saturday night has the battle of New York as the Super Bowl Champion Giants face the Jets in a game televised on the NFL Network. Both teams should contend for a playoff berth this season and this game will test both the players and coaches as the New York media is hyping this game up in a big way.
A number of great story lines highlight this week's action and one of the best is number one overall pick Andrew Luck and his progression. After a stellar start against the Rams this past week, he and his Indianapolis Colts will have a tough test against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.