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Jones leads TD drive in Giants' 25-23 win over Bengals

nygiants02CINCINNATI (AP) Daniel Jones completed a difficult week with an upbeat performance that will shush the doubters for a while.

Jones completed a pair of long passes and led the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Bengals on Thursday night in Zac Taylor's first home game as Cincinnati's head coach.

"I think it's time to start asking some questions of the people that didn't like him," coach Pat Shurmur said.

In a GQ article published Tuesday , Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said he was stunned that the Giants drafted the quarterback from Duke in the first round. Mayfield tried to tamp down the comment and texted Jones to explain his remarks.

"He just told me it was a miscommunication, a misinterpretation of what he said," Jones said. "I appreciated him reaching out. I just told him no worries."

Jones got into the game on the Giants' second series and went 9 of 11 for 141 yards the rest of the half. He had completions of 35 yards to Brittan Golden and 27 yards to Darius Slayton on a seven-play touchdown drive, a solid all-around showing for Eli Manning's eventual replacement.

Manning advised Jones about how to handle the flap with Mayfield.

"I thought he did great," Manning said. "I told him what to say. He didn't listen to me, though. He took the high road."

Manning led an opening 15-play series that ended in a field goal and included five plays that gained at least 9 yards. Manning was 4 of 8 for 41 yards. In three preseason games, Manning is 9 of 13 for 86 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Golden had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Giants pulled away.

The Bengals distributed 34,887 tickets for the game, fewer than for the first home preseason game last year. They had the second-lowest home attendance in the league last season, part of the impetus to fire Marvin Lewis and bring in Taylor to try to stir fan interest.

The Bengals' new offense under Taylor has struggled to find consistency. Andy Dalton played three series that ended with a couple of punts and a touchdown.

Dalton found tight end C.J. Uzomah down the right sideline - he beat safety Jabrill Peppers - for a 26-yard touchdown on his third and final series. Dalton was 7 of 10 for 104 yards behind a mix-and-match line. Andre Smith started at left tackle for Cordy Glenn, who missed practice this week, and moved to right tackle in the second quarter.

"I thought we moved the ball well," Dalton said. "On the first drive, we had some missed communications that we've got to get fixed."

Rookie Ryan Finley finished the first half when Dalton left and was 14 of 20 for 155 yards with no interceptions and three sacks.

"Obviously there are some things we need to work on, but we showed flashes of the things we can do well," Uzomah said.

REMEMBERING CED

The Bengals had a moment of silence pregame for former running back Cedric Benson, who died in a motorcycle accident in Texas over the weekend. Benson played for the Bengals from 2008-11.

GO FOR IT

The Giants went for it on fourth down twice in the first quarter. They converted a fourth-and-1 to keep Manning's drive going, and failed on fourth-and-4 on Jones' first drive.

TIGHT END RETURN

Giants tight end Evan Engram made his first preseason appearance and caught the one pass thrown his way for 9 yards.

ATTENDANCE NUMBERS

Last year, the Bengals distributed 35,633 tickets for their first preseason game last year and 39,520 for the second one.

LINE SHUFFLE

Taylor continues to try different combinations on the line, which lost left tackle Jonah Williams and left guard Clint Boling before the start of camp.

"We're working through it," Taylor said. "We need some guys to step up."

INJURIES

Giants: WR Golden Tate III (concussion) was out, along with RB Saquon Barkley. RB Rod Smith scored on a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter and missed the rest of the game with a groin injury.

Bengals: WR John Ross missed his third preseason game with a hamstring injury. Cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard and running back Joe Mixon were held out. WR Auden Tate suffered a left knee injury in the first half and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Giants: Play at New England next Thursday.

Bengals: Host the Colts next Thursday.



Rookie Haskins leads Redskins past fumbling Falcons, 19-7

 


redskins01ATLANTA (AP) Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta's lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a 19-7 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Case Keenum played the first half at quarterback and lost a fumble which helped the Falcons lead 7-6 at halftime.

Haskins, the first-round draft pick from Ohio State, completed 7 of 13 passes for 74 yards in the second half. Colt McCoy, Washington's third contestant in the quarterback competition, is still recovering from a broken right leg suffered in 2018.

Washington running back Derrius Guice ran for 44 yards in his first game since a knee injury in the 2018 preseason ended his rookie season.

Keenum completed 9 of 14 passes for 101 yards but his lost fumble when sacked by Deadrin Senat set up a second-quarter touchdown for Atlanta. Takk McKinley recovered the fumble and ran 17 yards to the Washington 33. Ito Smith's 5-yard touchdown run gave the Falcons a 7-3 lead.

Atlanta's Matt Ryan played the full first half in his most extended playing time of the preseason and completed 9 of 14 pass for 74 yards. He was perfect in the first quarter, when he completed each of his eight passes for 60 yards.

Veteran backup Matt Schaub was held out as Danny Etling became the latest third-string quarterback to play in the preseason. Matt Simms was held out with an undisclosed injury. Simms was signed after Kurt Benkert was lost with a toe injury.

The Falcons signed Etling last week after he was released by New England. Etling's lack of familiarity with the Falcons playbook showed as he struggled to move the offense in the second half.

The Falcons suffered their 12th straight preseason loss since their previous win, on Sept. 1, 2016, against Jacksonville.

Specials teams mistakes helped extend the Falcons' losing streak. Rookies Marcus Green and Olamide Zaccheaus lost fumbles inside the Atlanta 20 when trying to field punts in the third quarter. Each turnover set up short Redskins scoring drives led by Haskins.

Green's lost fumble, recovered by Washington's Trop Apke, set up Samaje Perine's 3-yard scoring run for a 13-7 lead.

Zaccheaus couldn't catch Tress Way's next punt, and the recovery by Robert Davis set up Dustin Hopkins' 23-yard field goal. Hopkins also made field goals from 48, 29 and 40 yards.

Atlanta's Giorgio Tavecchio, who missed two 42-yard field goal attempts in last week's 22-10 loss to the New York Jets, was wide left on a 39-yarder in the first quarter.

INJURY REPORT

Redskins: TE Jordan Reed left the game in the second half with a possible concussion. TE Matt Flanagan (hand) was listed as questionable in the fourth quarter. ... CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) and LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) did not play.

Falcons: TE Jaeden Graham (knee) was declared out in the second quarter. CB Taveze Calhoun was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion. DT Justin Zimmer (foot), FB Ricky Ortiz (ankle) and DT Ra'Shede Hageman (neck) were listed as questionable.

NEXT UP

Redskins: Washington will return home to play Baltimore in its final preseason game next Thursday night.

Falcons: Atlanta will conclude its five-game preseason schedule when it visits Jacksonville next Thursday night.



Newton injures foot, Brady solid in Patriots' 10-3 win

 

patriots02FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline.

The 2015 MVP was playing for the first time since Dec. 17, when the team shut him down for the last two games of the season because of shoulder fatigue that prevented him from throwing the ball downfield. He had arthroscopic surgery in January and did not play in the first two preseason games.

Newton appeared to be injured when he was sacked for a loss of 8 yards by Adam Butler on a third-and-10 from the Carolina 31. It was one of two Patriots sacks while Newton was in the game.

Newton was initially evaluated on the sideline and quickly accompanied to the locker room and did not return. He went 4 for 6 for 30 yards.

Kyle Allen took over at quarterback in the second quarter.

The Panthers were pretty pedestrian on offense and went three-and-out in each of their first two series.

Tom Brady finished his first exhibition game of 2019 by going 8 for 12 for 75 yards, including an 18-yard pass to tight end Ryan Izzo to set up the 1-yard touchdown plunge by James Develin in the second quarter. It was the starting offense's final series.

Brady played with a skeleton crew at receiver. Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, N'Keal Harry and Demaryius Thomas all sat out. But undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers continued to help open the field, catching seven passes for 74 yards. Phillip Dorsett also had seven catches for 47 yards.

Patriots rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham was 15 for 19 for 134 yards.

INJURIES

Panthers: OT Greg Little was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.

Patriots: Special teamer Brandon King was carted off the field with about a minute to go in the first half after helping block on a punt return. ... RB Damien Harris left in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host Pittsburgh next Thursday.

Patriots: Host the New York Giants next Thursday.



Trace McSorley impresses in Ravens' 26-15 win over Eagles

 


ravens03PHILADELPHIA (AP) Trace McSorley will be too valuable for special teams with performances like this.

The rookie quarterback threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, helping the Baltimore Ravens beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 Thursday night for their 16th straight preseason win.

The game was stopped by the NFL with 11:43 remaining in the fourth quarter because of lightning after a short delay.

"I thought it was a good night just to come out and move the ball efficiently, take care of the football, play winning football," McSorley said. "That was the goal."

Carson Wentz again sat out for the Eagles, but several starters saw their first action this summer and Josh McCown made his debut after ending his brief retirement to play his 18th season.

With Ravens starter Lamar Jackson watching from the sideline and Robert Griffin III still out with a thumb injury, McSorley solidified his roster spot. The sixth-round pick from Penn State has also been practicing on special teams throughout training camp.

"I thought Trace did a heck of a job," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

McSorley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Michael Floyd and 7 yards to Jaleel Scott. He scored on a run from 4 yards out.

"He's a baller. That's why he came in here and did well tonight, and that's why they brought him here," Ravens tight end Mark Andrews said. "They have a lot of trust in him. He played a great game, and he's showing maturity."

The teams held joint practices on Monday and Tuesday, giving both starting quarterbacks plenty of reps against the opposing defense in a controlled setting.

"We've had a lot of good work with him in training camp and a lot of great work with Baltimore in practice and I'm real comfortable with where he's at, his development, his growth with the team and the offense," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of his decision to keep Wentz out.

McCown tossed a 20-yard TD pass to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and a 9-yarder to Alex Ellis in the third quarter.

McCown was signed after the Eagles lost backup Nate Sudfeld and No. 3 quarterback Cody Kessler in the first two games. Kessler returned from a concussion suffered last week and was 3 of 5 for 34 yards.

"It took me a while to get cranked up," McCown said. "I wanted to find a rhythm. We all looked at like it's an extended practice. I need as much work as I can get to get caught up to speed and I appreciated the opportunity."

THE STREAK

The Ravens haven't lost a preseason game since Sept. 3, 2015, against the Atlanta Falcons. They've won 35 of the last 44.

"I think it means a lot," McSorley said of the streak. "At the end of the day, winning is what matters. Coach Harbaugh preaches winning all the time."

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Arcega-Whiteside's TD catch was the first of the preseason for the rookie out of Stanford. Arcega-Whiteside is the first player born in Spain drafted by an NFL team. He finished with eight catches for 104 yards.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

Baltimore's starting defense has not allowed a point on eight of 10 drives this preseason. The Ravens haven't faced a starting quarterback.

SEEING YELLOW

There were 24 penalties, including 17 in the first half. The Eagles committed 15.

INJURIES

Ravens: WR Marquise "Hollywood" Brown was back on the field for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc injury at the end of his junior season with Oklahoma. The Ravens drafted Brown 25th overall. He caught three passes for 17 yards.

Eagles: RB Corey Clement and S Rodney McLeod played for the first time since sustaining season-ending knee injuries last season.

UP NEXT

Ravens: At Washington next Thursday night.

Eagles: At New York Jets next Thursday night.



Rosen leads 99-yard TD drive in Dolphins' win over Jaguars

 


dolphins04MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Josh Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-7 in a preseason game on Thursday night.

Rosen, who is battling Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting quarterback job for Miami (2-1), was 5-for-7 for 59 yards and a touchdown and ran four times for 23 yards.

Nick Foles, making his first appearance of the preseason for the Jaguars (0-3), played the first quarter and went 6-for-10 for 48 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Rookie defensive end Josh Allen, the Jaguars' first-round draft pick, had four tackles, including two for losses in the first half, and two quarterback hits.

Rosen entered the game and led a 13-play drive that included a 39-yard reception by Isaiah Ford and a 14-yard scramble by Rosen and culminated in a 5-yard touchdown run by Patrick Laird.

Fitzpatrick played the first 2 1/2 quarters. He was 12-for-18 for 126 yards and one touchdown - the first time he has led Miami into end zone in three preseason games.

Most of the yardage for both quarterbacks came when they played with and against second- and third-stringers.

Fitzpatrick tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mark Walton midway through the third. The 11 play, 91-yard drive included catches of 30 yards and 29 yards by tight ends Nick O'Leary and Mike Gesicki, respectively.

Fitzpatrick didn't complete a pass to a wide receiver until a 14-yarder to Kenny Stills in the third quarter.

Jason Sanders kicked field goals of 40, 46, and 43 yards for the Dolphins.

JAGUARS OFFENSE

Foles hit Dede Westbrook on a 10-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to give the Jaguars a 7-0 lead.

Rookie Gardner Minshew, who relieved Foles, was 17-for-27 for 141 yards.

Leonard Fournette gained 27 yards on seven carries in the first quarter.

SLOW START

The Dolphins didn't have a first down until their fourth possession, when the Jaguars jumped offside on third and five.

In the first half, the Dolphins gained 47 yards and were penalized for 63.

INJURY REPORT

Jaguars receiver DJ Chark Jr. was tackled by Miami's Chris Lammons on a kickoff return in the second quarter and left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. He did not return.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: Play their final preseason game at home against the Atlanta Falcons next Thursday.

Dolphins: At the New Orleans Saints next Thursday.



Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg

 


raiders06WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety.

End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the 10-yard lines and there were no kickoffs. The field was reconfigured because of concerns about the areas where the goal posts for the CFL's Winnipeg franchise are usually located.

Before warmups, game officials and staff from both clubs were on the field examining the patches of turf that covered the spots where the goal posts for 110-yard CFL games were removed. The goal posts were moved from spots that would have been inside the NFL end zones.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones. Rodgers hasn't played in the preseason.

Oakland didn't play starters including quarterback Derek Carr or receiver Antonio Brown.

The Raiders decided to move one of their two home exhibition games to Winnipeg in a move that saved them $500,000 in rent at the Oakland Coliseum. The team is planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

It was the first NFL game in Canada since the Buffalo Bills faced the Atlanta Falcons in December 2013 to finish a run of eight games in Toronto.

Tim Boyle, Rodgers' backup, threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Davis and a 26-yarder to Jake Kumerow. Tra Carson ran for a touchdown for the Packers, and Green Bay led 21-10 at halftime.

The Raiders' Nathan Peterman threw two touchdown passes, including a 17-yarder to De'Mornay Pierson-El in the fourth quarter that cut Green Bay's lead to 21-19. His 2-point conversion attempt was intercepted. Peterman finished 23 of 37 for 210 yards.

UP NEXT

Packers: Conclude their preseason schedule by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs next Thursday night.

Raiders: At Seattle next Thursday night.

Jones leads TD drive in Giants' 25-23 win over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) Daniel Jones completed a difficult week with an upbeat performance that will shush the doubters for a while.

Jones completed a pair of long passes and led the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Bengals on Thursday night in Zac Taylor's first home game as Cincinnati's head coach.

"I think it's time to start asking some questions of the people that didn't like him," coach Pat Shurmur said.

In a GQ article published Tuesday , Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said he was stunned that the Giants drafted the quarterback from Duke in the first round. Mayfield tried to tamp down the comment and texted Jones to explain his remarks.

"He just told me it was a miscommunication, a misinterpretation of what he said," Jones said. "I appreciated him reaching out. I just told him no worries."

Jones got into the game on the Giants' second series and went 9 of 11 for 141 yards the rest of the half. He had completions of 35 yards to Brittan Golden and 27 yards to Darius Slayton on a seven-play touchdown drive, a solid all-around showing for Eli Manning's eventual replacement.

Manning advised Jones about how to handle the flap with Mayfield.

"I thought he did great," Manning said. "I told him what to say. He didn't listen to me, though. He took the high road."

Manning led an opening 15-play series that ended in a field goal and included five plays that gained at least 9 yards. Manning was 4 of 8 for 41 yards. In three preseason games, Manning is 9 of 13 for 86 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Golden had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Giants pulled away.

The Bengals distributed 34,887 tickets for the game, fewer than for the first home preseason game last year. They had the second-lowest home attendance in the league last season, part of the impetus to fire Marvin Lewis and bring in Taylor to try to stir fan interest.

The Bengals' new offense under Taylor has struggled to find consistency. Andy Dalton played three series that ended with a couple of punts and a touchdown.

Dalton found tight end C.J. Uzomah down the right sideline - he beat safety Jabrill Peppers - for a 26-yard touchdown on his third and final series. Dalton was 7 of 10 for 104 yards behind a mix-and-match line. Andre Smith started at left tackle for Cordy Glenn, who missed practice this week, and moved to right tackle in the second quarter.

"I thought we moved the ball well," Dalton said. "On the first drive, we had some missed communications that we've got to get fixed."

Rookie Ryan Finley finished the first half when Dalton left and was 14 of 20 for 155 yards with no interceptions and three sacks.

"Obviously there are some things we need to work on, but we showed flashes of the things we can do well," Uzomah said.

REMEMBERING CED

The Bengals had a moment of silence pregame for former running back Cedric Benson, who died in a motorcycle accident in Texas over the weekend. Benson played for the Bengals from 2008-11.

GO FOR IT

The Giants went for it on fourth down twice in the first quarter. They converted a fourth-and-1 to keep Manning's drive going, and failed on fourth-and-4 on Jones' first drive.

TIGHT END RETURN

Giants tight end Evan Engram made his first preseason appearance and caught the one pass thrown his way for 9 yards.

ATTENDANCE NUMBERS

Last year, the Bengals distributed 35,633 tickets for their first preseason game last year and 39,520 for the second one.

LINE SHUFFLE

Taylor continues to try different combinations on the line, which lost left tackle Jonah Williams and left guard Clint Boling before the start of camp.

"We're working through it," Taylor said. "We need some guys to step up."

INJURIES

Giants: WR Golden Tate III (concussion) was out, along with RB Saquon Barkley. RB Rod Smith scored on a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter and missed the rest of the game with a groin injury.

Bengals: WR John Ross missed his third preseason game with a hamstring injury. Cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard and running back Joe Mixon were held out. WR Auden Tate suffered a left knee injury in the first half and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Giants: Play at New England next Thursday.

Bengals: Host the Colts next Thursday.


Rookie Haskins leads Redskins past fumbling Falcons, 19-7


ATLANTA (AP) Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta's lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a 19-7 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Case Keenum played the first half at quarterback and lost a fumble which helped the Falcons lead 7-6 at halftime.

Haskins, the first-round draft pick from Ohio State, completed 7 of 13 passes for 74 yards in the second half. Colt McCoy, Washington's third contestant in the quarterback competition, is still recovering from a broken right leg suffered in 2018.

Washington running back Derrius Guice ran for 44 yards in his first game since a knee injury in the 2018 preseason ended his rookie season.

Keenum completed 9 of 14 passes for 101 yards but his lost fumble when sacked by Deadrin Senat set up a second-quarter touchdown for Atlanta. Takk McKinley recovered the fumble and ran 17 yards to the Washington 33. Ito Smith's 5-yard touchdown run gave the Falcons a 7-3 lead.

Atlanta's Matt Ryan played the full first half in his most extended playing time of the preseason and completed 9 of 14 pass for 74 yards. He was perfect in the first quarter, when he completed each of his eight passes for 60 yards.

Veteran backup Matt Schaub was held out as Danny Etling became the latest third-string quarterback to play in the preseason. Matt Simms was held out with an undisclosed injury. Simms was signed after Kurt Benkert was lost with a toe injury.

The Falcons signed Etling last week after he was released by New England. Etling's lack of familiarity with the Falcons playbook showed as he struggled to move the offense in the second half.

The Falcons suffered their 12th straight preseason loss since their previous win, on Sept. 1, 2016, against Jacksonville.

Specials teams mistakes helped extend the Falcons' losing streak. Rookies Marcus Green and Olamide Zaccheaus lost fumbles inside the Atlanta 20 when trying to field punts in the third quarter. Each turnover set up short Redskins scoring drives led by Haskins.

Green's lost fumble, recovered by Washington's Trop Apke, set up Samaje Perine's 3-yard scoring run for a 13-7 lead.

Zaccheaus couldn't catch Tress Way's next punt, and the recovery by Robert Davis set up Dustin Hopkins' 23-yard field goal. Hopkins also made field goals from 48, 29 and 40 yards.

Atlanta's Giorgio Tavecchio, who missed two 42-yard field goal attempts in last week's 22-10 loss to the New York Jets, was wide left on a 39-yarder in the first quarter.

INJURY REPORT

Redskins: TE Jordan Reed left the game in the second half with a possible concussion. TE Matt Flanagan (hand) was listed as questionable in the fourth quarter. ... CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) and LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) did not play.

Falcons: TE Jaeden Graham (knee) was declared out in the second quarter. CB Taveze Calhoun was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion. DT Justin Zimmer (foot), FB Ricky Ortiz (ankle) and DT Ra'Shede Hageman (neck) were listed as questionable.

NEXT UP

Redskins: Washington will return home to play Baltimore in its final preseason game next Thursday night.

Falcons: Atlanta will conclude its five-game preseason schedule when it visits Jacksonville next Thursday night.


Newton injures foot, Brady solid in Patriots' 10-3 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline.

The 2015 MVP was playing for the first time since Dec. 17, when the team shut him down for the last two games of the season because of shoulder fatigue that prevented him from throwing the ball downfield. He had arthroscopic surgery in January and did not play in the first two preseason games.

Newton appeared to be injured when he was sacked for a loss of 8 yards by Adam Butler on a third-and-10 from the Carolina 31. It was one of two Patriots sacks while Newton was in the game.

Newton was initially evaluated on the sideline and quickly accompanied to the locker room and did not return. He went 4 for 6 for 30 yards.

Kyle Allen took over at quarterback in the second quarter.

The Panthers were pretty pedestrian on offense and went three-and-out in each of their first two series.

Tom Brady finished his first exhibition game of 2019 by going 8 for 12 for 75 yards, including an 18-yard pass to tight end Ryan Izzo to set up the 1-yard touchdown plunge by James Develin in the second quarter. It was the starting offense's final series.

Brady played with a skeleton crew at receiver. Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, N'Keal Harry and Demaryius Thomas all sat out. But undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers continued to help open the field, catching seven passes for 74 yards. Phillip Dorsett also had seven catches for 47 yards.

Patriots rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham was 15 for 19 for 134 yards.

INJURIES

Panthers: OT Greg Little was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.

Patriots: Special teamer Brandon King was carted off the field with about a minute to go in the first half after helping block on a punt return. ... RB Damien Harris left in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host Pittsburgh next Thursday.

Patriots: Host the New York Giants next Thursday.


Trace McSorley impresses in Ravens' 26-15 win over Eagles


PHILADELPHIA (AP) Trace McSorley will be too valuable for special teams with performances like this.

The rookie quarterback threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, helping the Baltimore Ravens beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 Thursday night for their 16th straight preseason win.

The game was stopped by the NFL with 11:43 remaining in the fourth quarter because of lightning after a short delay.

"I thought it was a good night just to come out and move the ball efficiently, take care of the football, play winning football," McSorley said. "That was the goal."

Carson Wentz again sat out for the Eagles, but several starters saw their first action this summer and Josh McCown made his debut after ending his brief retirement to play his 18th season.

With Ravens starter Lamar Jackson watching from the sideline and Robert Griffin III still out with a thumb injury, McSorley solidified his roster spot. The sixth-round pick from Penn State has also been practicing on special teams throughout training camp.

"I thought Trace did a heck of a job," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

McSorley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Michael Floyd and 7 yards to Jaleel Scott. He scored on a run from 4 yards out.

"He's a baller. That's why he came in here and did well tonight, and that's why they brought him here," Ravens tight end Mark Andrews said. "They have a lot of trust in him. He played a great game, and he's showing maturity."

The teams held joint practices on Monday and Tuesday, giving both starting quarterbacks plenty of reps against the opposing defense in a controlled setting.

"We've had a lot of good work with him in training camp and a lot of great work with Baltimore in practice and I'm real comfortable with where he's at, his development, his growth with the team and the offense," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of his decision to keep Wentz out.

McCown tossed a 20-yard TD pass to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and a 9-yarder to Alex Ellis in the third quarter.

McCown was signed after the Eagles lost backup Nate Sudfeld and No. 3 quarterback Cody Kessler in the first two games. Kessler returned from a concussion suffered last week and was 3 of 5 for 34 yards.

"It took me a while to get cranked up," McCown said. "I wanted to find a rhythm. We all looked at like it's an extended practice. I need as much work as I can get to get caught up to speed and I appreciated the opportunity."

THE STREAK

The Ravens haven't lost a preseason game since Sept. 3, 2015, against the Atlanta Falcons. They've won 35 of the last 44.

"I think it means a lot," McSorley said of the streak. "At the end of the day, winning is what matters. Coach Harbaugh preaches winning all the time."

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Arcega-Whiteside's TD catch was the first of the preseason for the rookie out of Stanford. Arcega-Whiteside is the first player born in Spain drafted by an NFL team. He finished with eight catches for 104 yards.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

Baltimore's starting defense has not allowed a point on eight of 10 drives this preseason. The Ravens haven't faced a starting quarterback.

SEEING YELLOW

There were 24 penalties, including 17 in the first half. The Eagles committed 15.

INJURIES

Ravens: WR Marquise "Hollywood" Brown was back on the field for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc injury at the end of his junior season with Oklahoma. The Ravens drafted Brown 25th overall. He caught three passes for 17 yards.

Eagles: RB Corey Clement and S Rodney McLeod played for the first time since sustaining season-ending knee injuries last season.

UP NEXT

Ravens: At Washington next Thursday night.

Eagles: At New York Jets next Thursday night.


Rosen leads 99-yard TD drive in Dolphins' win over Jaguars


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Josh Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-7 in a preseason game on Thursday night.

Rosen, who is battling Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting quarterback job for Miami (2-1), was 5-for-7 for 59 yards and a touchdown and ran four times for 23 yards.

Nick Foles, making his first appearance of the preseason for the Jaguars (0-3), played the first quarter and went 6-for-10 for 48 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Rookie defensive end Josh Allen, the Jaguars' first-round draft pick, had four tackles, including two for losses in the first half, and two quarterback hits.

Rosen entered the game and led a 13-play drive that included a 39-yard reception by Isaiah Ford and a 14-yard scramble by Rosen and culminated in a 5-yard touchdown run by Patrick Laird.

Fitzpatrick played the first 2 1/2 quarters. He was 12-for-18 for 126 yards and one touchdown - the first time he has led Miami into end zone in three preseason games.

Most of the yardage for both quarterbacks came when they played with and against second- and third-stringers.

Fitzpatrick tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mark Walton midway through the third. The 11 play, 91-yard drive included catches of 30 yards and 29 yards by tight ends Nick O'Leary and Mike Gesicki, respectively.

Fitzpatrick didn't complete a pass to a wide receiver until a 14-yarder to Kenny Stills in the third quarter.

Jason Sanders kicked field goals of 40, 46, and 43 yards for the Dolphins.

JAGUARS OFFENSE

Foles hit Dede Westbrook on a 10-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to give the Jaguars a 7-0 lead.

Rookie Gardner Minshew, who relieved Foles, was 17-for-27 for 141 yards.

Leonard Fournette gained 27 yards on seven carries in the first quarter.

SLOW START

The Dolphins didn't have a first down until their fourth possession, when the Jaguars jumped offside on third and five.

In the first half, the Dolphins gained 47 yards and were penalized for 63.

INJURY REPORT

Jaguars receiver DJ Chark Jr. was tackled by Miami's Chris Lammons on a kickoff return in the second quarter and left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. He did not return.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: Play their final preseason game at home against the Atlanta Falcons next Thursday.

Dolphins: At the New Orleans Saints next Thursday.


Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety.

End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the 10-yard lines and there were no kickoffs. The field was reconfigured because of concerns about the areas where the goal posts for the CFL's Winnipeg franchise are usually located.

Before warmups, game officials and staff from both clubs were on the field examining the patches of turf that covered the spots where the goal posts for 110-yard CFL games were removed. The goal posts were moved from spots that would have been inside the NFL end zones.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones. Rodgers hasn't played in the preseason.

Oakland didn't play starters including quarterback Derek Carr or receiver Antonio Brown.

The Raiders decided to move one of their two home exhibition games to Winnipeg in a move that saved them $500,000 in rent at the Oakland Coliseum. The team is planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

It was the first NFL game in Canada since the Buffalo Bills faced the Atlanta Falcons in December 2013 to finish a run of eight games in Toronto.

Tim Boyle, Rodgers' backup, threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Davis and a 26-yarder to Jake Kumerow. Tra Carson ran for a touchdown for the Packers, and Green Bay led 21-10 at halftime.

The Raiders' Nathan Peterman threw two touchdown passes, including a 17-yarder to De'Mornay Pierson-El in the fourth quarter that cut Green Bay's lead to 21-19. His 2-point conversion attempt was intercepted. Peterman finished 23 of 37 for 210 yards.

UP NEXT

Packers: Conclude their preseason schedule by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs next Thursday night.

Raiders: At Seattle next Thursday night.
 

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Y llegaron los noventas

Como un preludio alusivo del fin de milenio, llegaba la ultima década del siglo XX con unos años noventas que verían el cambio total que sufrió nuestro país y nuestro fútbol americano.