The Panthers’ defense was on fire during the first series.

Doink! The Panthers had a chance to get on the board first, but Graham Gano’s 50-yard field goal attempt bounced off the upright.

Kelvin Benjamin looked smooth (and not heavy) on a 17-yard catch from Derek Anderson. We also got our first Christian McCaffrey sighting, but it was just a 2-yard gain.

The Panthers’ defense was on fire during the first series. Tom Savage was under pressure immediately, and Lamar Miller couldn’t find any room to run. Kawann Short sacked Savage for a big loss and Houston went three-and-out.

Pittsburgh hopes T.J. Watt can bring the same star power that his older brother, J.J., brought to the Texans. Well, he’s off to a good start with a sack on his first defensive drive in a Steelers uniform to force a Giants punt.

Oft-criticized Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers gave up the sack, but it really wasn’t his fault. The rest of the Steelers’ defensive line forced Johnson to run straight into Watt. Either way, guess who took notice:

Roberto Aguayo then missed the extra point try. That’s not a good way to get his second preseason started.

On the other side, rookie Jake Elliott is battling Randy Bullock for Cincinnati’s kicking job. They’re both doing ok for themselves, nailing 45- and 54-yard field goals in the first half, respectively.

Just a week after trading him to Buffalo, the Philadelphia Eagles will get the chance to reunite with former wideout Jordan Matthews. The Bills acquired the fourth-year receiver after trading away Sammy Watkins, and they’ve already gotten bad news. Matthews suffered a minor rib fracture in his first practice with the team and isn’t expected to play. Cornerback Ronald Darby, traded from the Bills to the Eagles in the same trade as Matthews, will make his Eagles debut, however.

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Terrell Owens Actually Had Good Advice For Odell Beckham

Terrell Owens would probably be the last person New York Giants fans would want giving advice to Odell Beckham Jr. Appearing on Adam Schefter’s ESPN podcast, though, Owens said he reached out to Beckham when the wide receiver was struggling early in 2016.

Owens, a great player who bounced from team to team and most likely had his career end before it should have because of his propensity for finding controversy actually had good advice for Beckham.

The discipline is stronger than NFL policy that sets a baseline suspension of one game for a player’s first DUI charge. The big question was whether mitigating circumstances would force the league to come down even harder, which they did. Floyd’s 0.217 blood-alcohol level surpassed regular intoxication levels and earned the extreme label that carries harsher legal penalties. He spent three weeks in jail for it this offseason.

However, while Floyd’s DUI was his first since joining the NFL, the 2016 arrest wasn’t his first drunk driving charge. He was suspended indefinitely by Notre Dame in 2011 for driving with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit. His suspension was lifted in August 2011, and the Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft.

Minnesota signed Floyd to give the team some extra depth at receiver. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen emerged as legitimate scoring threats last fall, each gaining more than 900 receiving yards and helping Sam Bradford regain his value as a starting quarterback. Floyd will battle second-year player Laquon Treadwell for the team’s No. 3 wideout role. But now that he’s going to miss the first month of the season, that’s going to become a much more difficult task.

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