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  • Bills lose game _ and WR Watkins to rib injury

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Doug Marrone defended his decision to play his starters in their preseason finale, even if it led to rookie receiver Sammy Watkins leaving the game after aggravating a rib injury. "One of the big questions is the quarterback with Sammy, they...

  • Titans wrap up preseason with 19-3 loss to Vikings

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans certainly are happy the preseason is over, and now they can only hope the weather's better on their home field in the regular season. Rookie Zach Mettenberger got his first NFL start in the Titans' preseason finale, and he was sacked three...

  • Holmes shines in Bears' 33-13 loss to Browns

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Santonio Holmes hasn't had much time to impress the Bears. That's never been a problem for the former Super Bowl MVP, who has always done things in a hurry. Holmes caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback David Fales and returned a punt 30 yards in...

  • Borland returns pick for TD, 49ers beat Texans

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Borland made one more big play to convince the 49ers he should be in the mix of linebackers to replace injured NaVorro Bowman. Borland, a third-round pick from Wisconsin, returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown, third-string quarterback Josh Johnson...

  • Ravens run over Saints 22-13

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — To Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, finishing the preseason perfect mattered. Harbaugh rested his reserves and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Kicker...

  • NFL preseason capsules

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs. The first-round pick did not return after being struck in the left side by...

  • Garoppolo impressive in start vs Giants

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo gave Bill Belichick something to think about in his first start for the New England Patriots. Whether he did enough to win the backup job to Tom Brady remains to be seen. Garoppolo threw for 284 yards and a touchdown in going the...

  • Buried by flags, KC backups fall 34-14 to Packers

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs' receiving corps took two more hits, though coach Andy Reid seemed to be a bit more worried by all the flags. The Chiefs had 14 penalties in all during a 34-14 loss Thursday night to the Green Bay Packers to wrap up the preseason. It...

  • Steelers stumble in listless 10-0 loss to Panthers

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brett Keisel looks ready for the deep end of the pool. It might take some convincing for the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman's teammates to join him. Ten days before the regular season begins, plenty of work remains before the Steelers resemble anything close...

  • RG III, Cousins sit, Redskins beat Bucs 24-10

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for the idea there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing in Washington. Backup Kirk Cousins didn't get a chance to add any fuel to the notion. And for that matter, neither did struggling starter Robert Griffin III Redskins coach Jay Gruden rested...

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