The third preseason game on the NFL schedule is commonly referred to as a team's "dress rehearsal" for the regular season.
While teams tend to use different strategies throughout the preseason as far as playing their starters, most coaches opt to leave their starting lineups in the game for most, if not all, of the first half.
There have been several surprising stories throughout the 2012 preseason—some pleasant surprises and some major disappointments. And the third preseason game figures to be a great opportunity for some of these questions to be settled once and for all.
Let's take a look at the five most important things we need to see in Week 3 of the preseason.