A look at Thursdays NFL preseason matchups:TOM OR JIMMYThis is one unusual summer for the New England Patriots, who have a quarterback quandary. Tom Glavine Jersey . How much should their four-time Super Bowl winner, Tom Brady, be on the field in preseason before he sits out the opening four games of the schedule while suspended? And how much action should his stand-in, Jimmy Garoppolo, get to prepare him to start those four matches that count?The Patriots entertain New Orleans on Thursday night after scrimmaging with the Saints this week.QUICKER STARTSMany people expect the Jaguars to be much improved this season. One thing they must do to contend will be making quicker starts in games, beginning at the New York Jets.Jacksonville was among the NFLs worst first-quarter teams in 2015 with only 35 points.You want to get in a groove and get moving, QB Blake Bortles said. It would be nice to not have to deal with a third down on the first drive. ... Its not a good feeling to go out there for the first possession and everybodys amped up and ready and you go three-and-out, and then you go and repeat and go three-and-out again.NO VONWhen the defending champion Broncos visit the Bears, they wont have Super Bowl MVP Von Miller in the lineup. The star linebacker says he is physically ready to play, but his mental conditioning is not where it needs to be after some intense contract negotiations.Whenever you take a break from football its a process to get back to the game speed that I want to play at, he said. Im right there, Im ready to go, but the Von I know I can be and I want to be, Im not there yet. A week or two I should be all right.THE OTHER SUPER BOWL TEAMCarolina, which lost to Denver for the NFL title, gets going at Baltimore. The Panthers get to see top receiver Kelvin Benjamin back in action after he missed the entire 2015 season with a torn knee ligament.Benjamin will get limited work, but that still is progress.Its about introducing him back into the game first and foremost, but in the right situation and circumstances, coach Ron Rivera says.As a rookie, Benjamin was outstanding in 2014 with 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine TDs.CALLING PLAYSNew Eagles coach Doug Pederson, a former quarterback and offensive coordinator, will be calling the plays for his three QBs as the Eagles host Tampa Bay.Why?One, offensively from a speed standpoint of calling the plays directly to the quarterback from myself. That is probably the biggest issue, he says. And then it just keeps you so in tune to the game. Youre focused not only offensively, but when the defense is back out there you are looking at how your players are playing. Youre kind of that quarterback on the sideline. Being in that position for so many years has led me to be in this position on game day.Pederson will script opening plays for all the quarterbacks.THE KIDSFalcons coach Dan Quinn knows exactly what the opening exhibition game, vs. Washington, is all about.Its such an awesome opportunity to see some of the guys going for it, he says. Theyve had the OTAs, they had minicamp, and now training camp sessions, and then this is the next step. Its always one, especially for the rookies, thats kind of a really cool night and really devoted toward them as theyre getting their NFL careers started.So an important one for all of us, especially for them. We really devote that night to them and see what they can and cant do.(Corrects to vs. Washington in THE KIDS)---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Danny Santana Jersey . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. 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However, if he is to play, its more likely going to to be in the Bulldogs VFL grand final side. Matthew Boyd has also insisted this week that his side will not be getting physical with Ryan Griffen who defected to GWS from the Dogs at the end of 2014.GWS had the luxury of a week off after upsetting the minor premiers in week one of the finals, but it came with a price as Steve Johnson will now have to watch on from the sidelines after picking up a one-week suspension for his hit on Josh Kennedy.Key head-to-head: Stephen Coniglio vs. Marcus BontempelliBontempelli has just about been the player of the finals. Its staggering to think the star Bulldog is still barely a pup, at 20 years of age.He was huge against the Hawks, winning key contests -- several against Luke Hodge, if you dont mind -- and leading from the front as the Dogs surged to a preliminary final.Coniglio was desperately unfortunate not to join the Bont in this years All Australian team, such has been his dominance through the midfield all year. The young Giant is adept at winning his own ball while limiting an opponents influence.Will Leon Cameron task Coniglio with stopping the rampaging Bulldog? Or will he back his pack of rolled-gold midfield guns in a head-to-head battle?One would think curbing Bontempellis impact will be front of Camerons mind ahead of this clash, and Coniglio could be that man.If Bontempelli struggles, youd think the Giants will have enough class all over the ground to win through to a history-making grand final.Giannts:?B Adam Tomlinson, Phil Davis, Nathan Wilson HB Heath Shaw, Joel Patfull, Ryan Griffen C Jacob Hopper, Stephen Coniglio, Tom Scully HF Dylan Shiel, Jeremy Cameron, Jonathon Patton F Rhys Palmer, Rory Lobb, Devon Smith FOL Shane Mumford, Toby Greene, Callan Ward I/C Zac Williams, Lachie Whitfield, Josh Kelly, Nick HaynesBulldogs:?B Jason Johannisen, Joel Hamling, Matthew Boyd HB Shane Biggs, Dale Morris, Easton Wood C Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli, Liam Picken HF Jack Macrae, Zaine Cordy, Jake Stringer F Tory Dickson, Tom Boyd, Caleb Daniel FOL Jordan Roughead, Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Liberatore I/C Clay Smith, Toby McLean, Fletcher Roberts, Josh DunkleyKey Stats: No interstate side playing in its first finals series has ever won back-to-back finals. 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