Week 1 of the NFL preseason is almost in the books (Dallas vs. Oakland is tonight) and injuries have already reared their ugly head. Across the NFL, teams are missing vital players at key positions. This makes evaluating talent difficult and getting any rhythm on offense or defense consistently hard.
While some teams choose to get their starts a series or two, teams like the Chicago Bears made some of their first team play into the fourth quarter. Rookies like Andrew Luck, Quinton Couples and Ryan Tannehill had success; others struggled in their first live action.
Even teams that lost in Week 1, like the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions, showed flashes of brilliance, while some teams that won may not be all they are cracked up to be. Here is a list of how teams stack up after Week 1 of the 2012 NFL preseason.