One of the worst things you can do as a fan of an NFL team or a writer covering a club is to overstate the preseason's importance.
We will not fall into that trap. As we know, the results of these games mean nothing. But that doesn’t mean these contests are not important.
On Friday night, the Atlanta Falcons visited the New York Jets, and the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks.
What did we learn from these two contests? Probably not much in terms of the fortunes of these teams this season. But we managed to make a few observations about all four clubs, most of it based on their performances in the first half.
It will make for some interesting food for thought this week before each team gets ready for the all-important third preseason outing.