Another week of preseason simply means another week closer to the real deal.
Starters played a little bit more this time around, giving fans a better taste of the garbage that is preseason football. Many teams that showed nothing Week 1, and played just as bad this time around. This list is based just on the two preseason games. Remember, teams that people think will be good won't while others will rise up above current expectations.
Here's how the teams moved around since Week 1 of the preseason.
Will Dalton play himself out of the starting job that the team wanted to give him?
50 rushing yards on 24 attempts won't help out any quarterback. Cincinnati fans at least got to see A.J. Green get his first catch.
Three men were needed to change a lightbulb
Indianapolis' defense didn't show too many looks against John Beck. If the defense isn't worrying, the offense needs to be.
Curtis Painter is playing himself out of the backup job.
Todd Haley will also be without Jonathan Baldwin thanks to a beating laid down on him by Thomas Jones, who's the epitome of a pro.
Haley should stop worrying about how opposing coaches go about their business and focus on getting his squad ready to just compete.
San Francisco can win the NFC West if they find another quarterback that's not currently on the roster.
Kendall Hunter was the biggest running back steal in the draft and he displayed what he can do, rushing for 105 yards with a touchdown on nine carries.
Could a performance like that make it easier to ship Frank Gore out of town?
Giving up a deep pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game is bad, especially when the defensive coordinator was stressing to not give up big plays.
Locker had a nice throw to put the team within 10 yards of the goal line, but only came away with three. Hasselbeck getting hurt was why Locker was in the game so early.
The Titans are getting leverage on Chris Johnson with good performances from the running backs, although none of them provide burner speed.
Jason Campbell isn't playing as poorly as the analysts are saying. Remember, he doesn't have McFadden behind him to hand it to.
A concussion placed Campbell on the sideline as the Raiders mustered up only a field goal for the entire game.
Two catches for two named Heyward-Bey. It looks like Terrelle Pryor will be eventually competing with Heyward-Bey or Jason Campbell.
Garrard did toss an interception, but Gabbert completed less than half of his passes. If Gabbert does earn the starting job, it's unlikely that Jacksonville will want to pay a backup $8 million.
Cecil Shorts had five catches for 52 yards.
The defense gave up a huge catch-and-run to Harry Douglas, which isn't a good sign for a defense that ranked 28th in passing yards allowed last season.
Whitehurst has to start over Jackson because all signs point to poor play the next two weeks for the anointed starter.
Raheem Brock had a huge sack on McNabb.
The offense should feature Leon Washington more in the backfield when the season starts.
Gailey wants C.J. Spiller to warrant more carries, but his production isn't doing that.
Marcell Dareus had his first career sack if you count preseason games.
Brad Smith went a perfect 4-4, while the starter Fitzpatrick played well.
Clausen plays against a second-string defense and he does better. Newton plays against a first-string defense and he does worse.
With the performances from the two quarterbacks nearly identical, Rivera needs to just come out and give the job to Newton.
What is known about Carolina's offense is that it will be heavy on the ground game, and will feature Shockey and Olsen a ton.
The Kolb-to-Fitzgerald connection still is under construction, but that's not the biggest worry Wisenhunt has.
Ryan Williams is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles, meaning this would be a good time for Beanie Wells to play his first full season.
Calais Campbell and Darnell Docket had a sack apiece, both of whom are starters on the defensive line.
Aaron Rodgers completed a touchdown pass to Jennings against Patrick Peterson, but that back shoulder throw would be completed on many top corners.
Flacco and the first-string offensive line came back at the start of the first half to have something positive.
New addition Lee Evans caught a sideline pass, as well as a slant from Flacco.
A nice cutback to the right earned Ray Rice his first rushing touchdown of the preseason.
The defensive for the Ravens looked good, but it was likely that the Chiefs' offense is currently that bad while adjusting to life without Charlie Weis.
The Steelers had anger carrying over from their first performance.
Something positive to take out of the debacle is that Mike Kafka looks like a decent backup to Vick.
McNabb showed accuracy on short throws, which is a good sign.
Losing two fumbles while having four in total is sloppy and needs to be cleaned up.
Kyle Rudolph had three catches, and the Vikings will use a good amount of two tight end sets.
Offensively, New Orleans just doesn't seem to be clicking just yet. Brees completing just half of his passes won't happen often.
The running backs looked good and they provide different characteristics for the squad.
Chase Daniel completed a beauty to undrafted rookie Joe Morgan. He'll get the backup job, which is a big deal for him.
Romo's terrible interception aside, not a bad showing from Dallas.
Felix Jones is running over more people than he's blowing by these days, but he's still got a good pop to his step.
DeMarcus Ware moved some offensive tackles as well.
Tyron Smith was decent, but he'll need to work on his footwork.
The only people losing sleep over the two lost fumbles by the third-string quarterback and running back are the players whose jobs will be on the line because of it.
Tom Brady lined up his offense fast, and Gerald McCoy and his crew weren't ready for it.
Hopefully Week 1 against the Chiefs was an indicator that Tampa Bay is ready and Kansas City isn't that horrible, even though the latter may be more true.
More importantly, Von Miller got his feet wet with a sack, and Willis McGahee came back down to earth, getting six yards on five carries.
Moreno will be the starting tailback because McGahee doesn't have enough burst left, not because Knowshon has done anything spectacular.
Eli Manning and the offense started with two straight three-and-outs, but then the point separation from the Bears came.
Jacobs ran well and it'd be great if that could carry over for a one-two punch with Bradshaw for the regular season.
Terrell Thomas going down with an ACL tear is a blow to a secondary that was supposed to be a strong point.
The offense slowed down from last week, with Bradford getting an interception off a tipped pass.
The defensive needs to stop the run better, but Tennessee's offensive line is underrated.
Marty Gilyard will find his way on the field, even if it's not as a receiver.
Reggie Bush showed straight-forward, no-nonsense running, as well as his versatility Friday night. Dolphins fans love seeing that, as well as their rookie back Daniel Thomas carrying the ball 12 times for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Henne showed some mobility and emotion while having a nice outing.
Tony Sparano let his emotion, maybe wound-up frustration, out on the sideline after Thomas's goal line score.
The Texans certainly look the part of a division champion.
Ben Tate will be the second-string running back to Arian Foster come Week 1. Just last year, the backfield for Houston was a definite weak point, while now the Texans go four deep.
Brooks Reed provided pressure on the edge, earning two sacks the hard way. There actually appears to be good depth in the linebacking core.
Schaub, Johnson and Foster did their thing, as well.
Philip Rivers and Vincent Jackson continue to connect.
Malcom Floyd sustained a concussion when his head hit the ground after catching a pass from Billy Volek. Antonio Gates's foot problems continue, as he didn't play in this game.
Injuries should be worried about more than preseason performance for San Diego, as well as for other contenders.
Pittsburgh picked Vick off three times.
Antonio Brown fooled Asante Samuel for a touchdown, one of three touchdown passes for Roethlisberger. 58 percent for third-down conversions is no surprise from Big Ben either.
Don't take too much out of the defensive performance other than Brian Orakpo is geared up.
John Beck played well against the most basic looks from any defense in the NFL.
Tim Hightower is proving to be a great addition and rookie Roy Helu had over 100 yards rushing. Shanahan is working his magic with more running backs. Bank on the veteran Hightower earning the starting job Week 1.
It's not looking good for Ryan Torain.
Plaxico Burress had a nice over-the-shoulder touchdown catch as he made separation 15 yards down the field. He also made another snag on the left sideline.
If Plaxico can play like this and remain healthy, Braylon Edwards will be easily forgotten about.
The defense looked good, but it was against Andy Dalton and the Bengals.
Nice rushing yards as well from unexpected sources in McKnight and Jennings.
Green Bay's offense stayed in the game longer than expected to build something positive for the film room. Greg Jennings and Aaron Rodgers hooked up on a beautiful back shoulder throw for a touchdown.
The battle for playing time in the Green Bay backfield is heating up. Alex Green, the rookie out of Hawaii, showed versatility with a catch for 25 yards and a goal-line rush that went into the end zone. Ted Thompson likely has made another good mid-round selection in the draft.
Stafford played well and walked off the field under his own power. The three backups showed promise, as well.
Jahvid Best went down with an injury, although he doesn't seem to be worried. Detroit will need his versatility in this passing offense, especially with rookie Mikel Leshoure being out for the season.
Colt McCoy may have outdone his last performance, this time tossing three touchdowns with no interceptions. The secondary for Detroit is weak, but those numbers from McCoy are nothing to scoff at.
Cleveland lost the game, but the Browns had two lost fumbles from a running back that isn't going to see the field when it matters if he continues to put the ball on the ground.
No need for New England to move down from their top spot.
Brady connected with Ochocinco for a touchdown, and he got Aaron Hernandez involved more than the backup quarterbacks did Week 1.
Stevan Ridley had another good showing, rushing for 84 yards on 14 carries. Woodhead and Green-Ellis had nice rushing performances, as well.
The Patriots were proactive instead of reactive defensively, holding the Buccaneers scoreless until the backups came in.