Best NFL Preseason Performances Week 1

Dameon Pierce Texans

The rookie running back had a standout performance in his first game with the team. Pierce saw limited action but in his five carries he ran for 49 yards including a 20-yard run. He looked a lot better than Royce Freeman (12 carries 25 yards) and Marlon Mack (3 carries 6 yards.)

Kenny Pickett Steelers

Another NFL rookie had a great debut. Pickett completed 13 of 15 passes and threw for two touchdowns. He didn’t greatly standout in a three-way QB battle though as Mason Rudolph (9/15 and a touchdown) and Mitchell Trubisky (4/7 one touchdown) were both good as well.

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DeeJay Dallas Seahawks

The Seattle running back battle was supposed to be between Rashad Penny and rookie Ken Walker. Dallas was the only one of them to get a carry in week 1 of the preseason and he delivered with 73 yards on 10 carries with one 17-yard touchdown catch. There could be a third in the running back battle in Seattle.

Lance McCutcheon Rams

Lance McCutcheon is an undrafted free agent. He surprised a lot of people with his week 1 performance. The Rams have a ton of wide receivers that should make the roster as well as they might be bringing back OBJ. Five catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns is definitely a good way to make a case for a roster spot.

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