The 2011 NFL preseason schedule continues on Friday with five more games. We saw the first five games of the preseason on Thursday night which included a couple of close finishes. Since it's preseason, a close game is about all you can ask for so let's hope for the same on Friday night.
There are five total games on Friday night. Here's a look at all of them:
Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons: I want to see the Dolphins quarterback situation. It's been unsettled to the point where some thought they would be making a run at a quarterback in the offseason. Reportedly, they wanted Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton but ultimately it didn't work out. I also want to confirm that the Falcons impressive 2010 season wasn't a fluke and they're as good as i think they are.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions: Welcome to the NFL, QB Andy Dalton. He'll be getting some action in his first NFL game as the sage with QB Carson Palmer continues. The Bengals will also showcase WR A.J. Green, who they took with the fourth pick in the 2011 NFL draft. The Lions are a young, up-and-coming team that could vie for a playoff spot in 2011 so they'll be fun to watch. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing two of their top picks in DT Nick Fairley and RB Mikel Leshoure.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins: QB John Beck or QB Rex Grossman? That's the big question with the Redskins right now. Preseason will be more valuable for the Redskins than other teams as they figure out their quarterback situation. For the Steelers, I just want to confirm that they're as good as we think they will be.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Two young teams who surprised in 2011 will meet. The Bucs and Chiefs both won 10 games but only KC made the playoffs. How does QB Josh Freeman look entering his third season? Will the Bucs impressive 2010 rookie class take another step? Can QB Matt Cassel keep improving? Is the Chiefs No. 1 ranked rushing attack still the best in the league?
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints: We'll be seeing QB Colin Kaepernick for the first time after the 49ers drafted him in April but he won't be throwing to WR Michael Crabtree yet. The Saints had a lot of free agents but still bring back a loaded roster.