The Complete Guide to NFL Preseason Week 4

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The Complete Guide to NFL Preseason Week 4
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No matter how huge of an NFL fan you are, you may not be hyped for the final round of preseason games.

They feature backups and bubble players, dead men walking and disconcertingly empty stadiums. The starters play sparingly, if at all, and the cut down to 53 active players will put many of these games' heroes and goats in the unemployment line.

So why bother watching?

If you don't—no matter what team you follow—you'll miss out on a critical storyline. Whether it's the development of an exciting rookie, the return of a critical veteran from the PUP list or a fan favorite's last chance to make the roster, all 32 teams have something to watch, something to settle or something to prove.

Sure, the scores don't count and the results don't matter, but some of the most exciting fourth quarters in football come in these final preseason games.

You've got sixth-round rookie quarterbacks trying to prove they can run the two-minute drill while zipping passes to undrafted free-agent receivers trying to prove they can catch—against journeyman defenders trying to make an active roster before they have to admit their lifelong dream is dead.

If you truly love football, you'll find plenty to watch in the final, frenzied night of preseason action. Just follow Bleacher Report's handy guide and you'll know what's worth tuning in to see.

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