We’re officially at the halfway mark of the NFL’s preseason slate.

With only the all-important third preseason game and the starter-barren fourth contest left to go, time is running out for teams to get themselves ready for Week 1.

Here are five of the biggest things we learned from the second week of preseason action:

The (2) gloves are off in New York

Teddy Bridgewater apparently didn’t get the memo that the preseason was supposed to be Sam Darnold’s show.

The New York Jets quarterback continued to remind the NFL world that he possesses starting-caliber talent during Thursday’s loss to the Washington Redskins. While you shouldn’t read too far into preseason statistics, Bridgewater’s numbers – 17 of 23 for 212 yards (9.2 YPA) with two touchdowns and one interception – jump off the screen.

Bridgewater has never been the most physically talented quarterback; he won in Minnesota by navigating the Vikings’ often defender-filled pocket and passed to every level with elite touch, allowing his receivers to flourish after the catch.

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All of those skills were on display Thursday, but more importantly, Bridgewater showed no fear when facing pressure, or when asked to take a hit in order to make a play. Any lingering questions about how he’d be affected by such a gruesome knee injury, which was so severe that he was in danger of losing his leg, have been answered.

Bridgewater, naturally, looked far more comfortable under pressure than the No. 3 overall pick, who flashed more signs of his potential but did make rookie mistakes. Most notable among them was Darnold’s inability to push the ball downfield, with yards-per-attempt averages of 5.3 and 5.6 over the first two preseason games, respectively.

Darnold will likely still win the starting job even if Bridgewater outperforms him for the rest of the preseason, but the former Viking is making the Jets’ decision to move forward with the rookie far more difficult than likely anyone could’ve predicted.

Steelers may have found missing piece

Pittsburgh’s offense is brimming with talent. No trio is arguably more feared than Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and JuJu Smith-Schuster; the offensive line is among the league’s best, and Ben Roethlisberger, while past his prime, is still more than capable of making magic happen with his top-tier weapons.

If the Steelers have one flaw offensively, however, it’s their lack of a receiver who can fight for 50-50 balls and consistently win on deep routes – a role that Martavis Bryant was supposed to fill before he was shipped to the Oakland Raiders.

Enter rookie James Washington, who caught five balls for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers.

Pittsburgh has apparently found the secret formula for finding standout pass-catchers in the draft. While Brown and Smith-Schuster will be the team’s dominant targets, the second-round pick can take the top off defenses.

The Steelers’ defense might not be good without Ryan Shazier, but with yet another game-breaking talent on offense, Pittsburgh could put up enough points that it barely matters.

Deshaun is ready to go

Losing Deshaun Watson to a season-ending knee injury in the midst of an unprecedented start to his NFL career was one of the biggest blows to the 2017 season.

It seemed just too cruel to rob football fans of what could’ve been a special campaign. To make matters worse, Watson’s ACL injury meant it was no guarantee he’d be healthy for the start of this year.

Fortunately for Houston Texans fans, and fans of offensive football in general, Watson showed no signs of discomfort during one series of action against the San Francisco 49ers.