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Rehearsal for the regular season

Week 3 of the preseason is every team's most important test

Originally Published: August 21, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The third week of preseason games is considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Coaches keep their starters in the game past halftime because in Week 4 most of the starters are rested in an attempt to protect key players from injuries that would carry into the season. Also, position battles need to be resolved over the next week, and offenses and defenses have to work on their timing in Week 3.

Here are the 10 things that need to be figured out in Week 3:

1. Which ...

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