NFL Preseason Capsules

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 30, 2013 at 12:18 am •  Published: August 30, 2013
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pat White set up one touchdown with a 66-yard completion and ran 7 yards for another TD to help the Washington Redskins beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-12.

Washington (4-0) finished off an unbeaten preseason for the first time in 28 years Thursday night.

Coach Mike Shanahan rested most of his starters, including Robert Griffin III, who worked out at Raymond James Stadium for about 30 minutes before walking off the field with Dr. James Andrews. Andrews was in town to examine the quarterback's surgically repaired right knee.

Griffin, who's been practicing without any reported setbacks, participated in the coin toss as a Redskins captain and watched the game from the sideline. He later tweeted he was cleared to play, but Shanahan hedged after the game.

BENGALS 27, COLTS 10

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive, and Josh Johnson threw for another in his bid to win the backup job and Cincinnati ended the preseason with a victory over Indianapolis.

The Bengals (3-1) played most of their starters on offense and defense for one series only. Dalton's brief appearance ended in Giovani Bernard's 1-yard touchdown run.

The Colts (2-2) rested most of their starters, including quarterback Andrew Luck. He and Dalton joked with each other on the field before the game.

Matt Hasselbeck started for Indianapolis and led a 12-play drive to a field goal against most of the Bengals starters.

JETS 27, EAGLES 20

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matt Simms, competing for the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job, led four scoring drives and Kahlil Bell had two touchdown runs and New York beat Philadelphia.

With the Jets' quarterback competition still uncertain, Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez didn't play. But Simms certainly showed he might deserve to stick around.

The son of former Giants star Phil Simms, who had his share of big games against the Eagles, was 33 of 44 for 285 yards for the Jets (3-1).

Both Rex Ryan and the Eagles' Chip Kelly rested their starters, which meant Michael Vick also sat this one out on Philadelphia's sideline. Vick won the Eagles' competition last week, earning the job ahead of Nick Foles.

Foles was 6 of 17 for 63 yards in two quarters for the Eagles (2-2) before being replaced by Matt Barkley.

PATRIOTS 28, GIANTS 20

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and one interception and New England beat New York.

In an up-and-down performance in both teams' last preseason game, Tebow had a 52-yard touchdown pass and a 13-yard run. He was 6 for 11 for 91 yards. He also gained 30 yards on six carries for the Patriots (3-1).

The third-string quarterback also was sacked four times. But he ended his game with a 9-yard touchdown pass with 6 seconds left.

LIONS 35, BILLS 13

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Leinart struggled in his debut for quarterback-depleted Buffalo, which closed the preseason with a loss to Detroit.

Looking like someone who's had just three days practice, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner went 3 for 10 for 11 yards and two interceptions before being yanked after five possessions. That represents a major concern for Buffalo (2-2), which scrambled to sign the 2006 first-round draft pick Sunday after losing its top two quarterbacks to injury.

First-round draft pick EJ Manuel is recovering from a left knee injury, while veteran Kevin Kolb is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Lions second- and third-string quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes each in helping Detroit (3-1) build a 35-3 lead at the half.

VIKINGS 24, TITANS 23

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Locker led the Titans to a field goal and Tennessee played many of its offensive starters in the exhibition finale.

Locker went 3 for 5 for 31 yards in a rare bit of action for a starting quarterback in the final preseason game for the Titans (1-3).

Hoping to avoid a spot on the practice squad, quarterback Rusty Smith completed 13 of 21 passes for 178 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Marcus Sherels returned a kick 109 yards for a touchdown and intercepted a pass in a last-ditch effort to make the team for the Vikings (1-3).

PANTHERS 25, STEELERS 10

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Ginn Jr. is showing he has something left to offer Carolina, catching five passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Panthers (3-1) over Pittsburgh.

In a game devoid of star power, Derek Anderson completed 10 of 15 passes for 220 yards, including TD strikes of 87 and 35 yards to Ginn, who's looking to find a home after being run out of Miami and San Francisco.

Rookie quarterback Landry Jones played the entire game for the Steelers (0-4), completing 16 of 35 passes for 189 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

DOLPHINS 24, SAINTS 21

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees wore a uniform — and even eye black — but never played. Ryan Tannehill also watched from the sideline, laughing at the Kiss Cam when it showed during a timeout on the scoreboard video screen.

The final preseason game for the Saints and Dolphins was for reserves, and Miami third-string quarterback Pat Devlin led his team to a victory.

Devlin threw for 259 yards, including a 56-yard pass to Marvin McNutt on fourth-and-4 with 3:02 left for the winning score.

The Saints (3-1) open the season Sept. 8 against Atlanta. The Dolphins (2-3) open at Cleveland the same day.

JAGUARS 20, FALCONS 16

ATLANTA (AP) — Jordan Todman ran for a touchdown for the second straight week and Mike Kafka threw a fourth-quarter scoring pass to Jeremy Ebert to lift Jacksonville over Atlanta.

Todman, who appeared in only one game in his 2012 rookie season, was trying to take advantage of the void created when Justin Forsett missed the entire preseason with a toe injury. Todman had nine carries for 60 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown run, in his bid to win a backup job behind Maurice Jones-Drew.

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