Final Preseason Results: Redskins, Seahawks Finish Exhibition Season 4-0
A look at the final preseason game results for all 32 NFL teams. Glory be to God! The real bullets start flying on Thursday.
Final Score: Detroit 35, Buffalo 13
Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - Kellen Moore and Shaun Hill each had a pair of touchdown passes as the Detroit Lions thumped the Buffalo Bills, 35-13, in the final preseason matchup for both squads. Hill was 4-for-5 for 69 yards while Moore went 10-for-18 for 78 yards for the Lions, who went 3-1 in the preseason. Theo Riddick caught two passes, both for touchdowns, in the win. The Lions, who went 4-12 last season, open up their 2013 campaign at home against Minnesota in a NFC North battle. Thad Lewis had a touchdown pass while Matt Leinart was picked off twice and went just 3-for-10 for 11 yards for the Bills, who were 2-2 in the preseason. Buffalo, which went 5-11 in 2012, starts its season at home against New England in an AFC East matchup.
Final Score: Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 10
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown drive in his only offensive series in Cincinnati's 27-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Dalton completed just one pass for 18 yards to Mohamed Sanu on the 7-play, 49-yard march, which was capped on rookie Giovani Bernard's 1-yard TD run. Josh Johnson was 7-of-13 for 67 yards with a score, while the rookie Bernard carried the ball four times for 12 yards for Cincinnati, which finished the preseason 3-1 and will play the Chicago Bears in Week 1 of the regular season. The Colts, who concluded the preseason 2-2, rested most of their starters, including quarterback Andrew Luck. Matt Hasselbeck got the starting nod and completed 5-of-8 passes for 49 yards for Indianapolis, which hosts the Oakland Raiders in Week 1.
Final Score: NY Jets 27, Philadelphia 20
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Kahlil Bell ran 21 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns and the New York Jets defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20, in the two teams' final preseason game. Matt Simms went 33-of-44 for 285 yards but also fumbled twice for the Jets, who went 3-1 in the preseason and will open their regular season slate at home against the Buccaneers next Sunday. Michael Campbell led the game in receiving with five receptions for 90 yards. Matthew Tucker had eight carries for 31 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles, who finished 2-2 in the preseason and will start on the road against the Redskins in an NFC East matchup on Sept. 9. Nick Foles was the starting quarterback, but performed poorly, completing just 6- of-17 passes for 63 yards. Matt Barkley also struggled, going 13-for-27 for 134 yards and an interception.
Final Score: Jacksonville 20, Atlanta 16
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jeremy Ebert caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Mike Kafka early in the fourth quarter, lifting the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Atlanta Falcons, 20-16, in the final preseason game for both teams. Chad Henne completed 6-of-10 passes for 56 yards and an interception for the Jaguars, who went 1-3 in the preseason and will open their regular-season slate on Sept. 8 against Kansas City. Matt Scott connected on 6-of-12 passes for 67 yards and an interception, while Kafka completed 6-of-15 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Todman led the way on the ground with nine carries for 60 yards and a score. Dominique Davis completed 18-of-35 passes for 175 yards and an interception for the Falcons, who went 0-4 in the preseason and will open their regular-season slate on Sept. 8 at New Orleans. Josh Vaughan carried the ball five times for 83 yards and a score.
Final Score: Carolina 25, Pittsburgh 10
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Ted Ginn Jr. capped a sparkling final two weeks of the preseason with a pair of touchdown catches and 149 yards receiving in Carolina's 25-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ginn ran back a punt 74 yards for a score in last week's win at Baltimore. Derek Anderson threw a 35-yard TD pass to Ginn less than three minutes into the game. The two connected on an 87-yard score in the second quarter. Cam Newton didn't play for the Panthers, leaving the starting duties to Anderson, who went 10-of-15 for 220 yards. Jimmy Clausen finished 5-of-8 for 26 yards for Carolina, which finished 3-1 in the preseason, and opens the regular season at home against Seattle. Graham Gano kicked three field goals for the Panthers. The Steelers, who went 0-4 in the preseason, will open their regular season slate at home against Tennessee next Sunday. Rookie Landry Jones started under center for the Steelers, who rested Ben Roethlisberger. Jones played the entire game and went 16-of-35 for 189 yards with a touchdown, but was picked off three times.
Final Score: Miami 24, New Orleans 21
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Pat Devlin threw for two scores and his 56-yard touchdown to Marvin McNutt lifted the Miami Dolphins over the New Orleans Saints, 24-21, in the two teams' preseason tune-up. Devlin also threw two interceptions, completing 22-of-38 throws for 259 yards. McNutt had four catches for 99 yards on the evening, with his last catch providing the go- ahead score with just over three minutes remaining. The Dolphins finished their preseason with a 2-3 record and will travel to Cleveland for a Week 1 showdown with the Browns. Ryan Griffin ended 15-of-31 for 198 yards with a touchdown and interception while receiving the bulk of the snaps for the Saints, who suffered their only loss of the preseason. They will host their division rival and the reigning NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. Mark Ingram rushed for 49 yards -- including an 8-yard touchdown in the first quarter -- on nine carries, Khiry Robinson ran for 115 yards on 22 touches in the setback.
Final Score: New England 28, NY Giants 20
Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Tim Tebow tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Quentin Sims in the fourth quarter, helping the New England Patriots down the New York Giants, 28-20, in the preseason finale for both teams at Gillette Stadium. Tebow finished 6-of-11 passing for 91 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while Ryan Mallett started under center and completed 10-of-16 passes for 117 yards, one touchdown and one interception. George Winn rushed 14 times for 54 yards and a score for the Patriots, who finished the preseason 2-2 and will open their regular-season slate on Sept. 8 at Buffalo. Eli Manning started under center for the Giants and played three series, going 6-of-9 for 74 yards and a touchdown. Fourth-stringer Curtis Painter completed 8-of-11 passes for 94 yards and a score for New York, which wrapped its preseason slate at 2-2 and will begin the regular season on Sept. 8 at Dallas. Backup running back Andre Brown rushed for 27 yards on eight carries before sustaining a fractured left leg in the third quarter.
Final Score: Washington 30, Tampa Bay 12
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Pat White completed 13-of-22 passes for 181 yards and also ran for 22 yards and a touchdown as the Washington Redskins downed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-12, in the final preseason game for both teams. Evan Royster carried the ball 11 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and Dezmon Brisco caught two passes for 75 yards for the Redskins, who will open the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9. Washington finished the preseason 4-0. Rookie Mike Glennon was 7-for-16 passing for 63 yards and an interception and Peyton Hillis rushed for 33 yards on nine carries for the Buccaneers, who will visit the New York Jets to open the season on Sept. 8. Tampa Bay finished the preseason 1-3.
Final Score: Cleveland 18, Chicago 16
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Spencer Lanning's 32-yard field goal with 3:15 remaining lifted the Cleveland Browns to an 18-16 win over the Chicago Bears in the preseason finale for both teams. Brian Hoyer was 24-of-35 for 307 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Browns, who finished the preseason 3-1 and will host the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. Joe Anderson caught four passes for 64 yards and a touchdown for Chicago, which went 2-2 during the preseason and will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.
Final Score: Houston 24, Dallas 6
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Case Keenum and T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass as the Houston Texans routed the Dallas Cowboys, 24-6, in the preseason finale from AT&T Stadium. Keenum started the contest and completed 9-of-13 throws for 128 yards while Yates threw for 109 on 8-of-11 attempts. The two quarterbacks are battling for the backup job behind Matt Schaub. Rookies Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson ran for 107 and 79 yards, respectively, with the latter adding his first touchdown of the preseason and three fumbles, only one of which was lost. Ryan Griffin caught five balls for 87 yards. Houston finished the preseason 3-1 and will open the regular season in San Diego on Monday, Sept. 9. Alex Tanney threw for 177 yards and a pick on 17-of-31 passes for Dallas, which fell to 2-3 in the preseason. The Cowboys will meet the New York Giants in an NFC East clash on Sunday night, Sept. 8.
Final Score: Kansas City 30, Green Bay 8
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs cruised to a 30-8 win over the Green Bay Packers in the preseason finale for both teams. Bray completed 14-of-25 passes and also threw an interception. Junior Hemingway caught seven passes for 80 yards and a touchdown and Josh Bellamy hauled in a pair of passes for 54 yards and a score for the Chiefs, who open the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 8. Cyrus Gray carried the ball 13 times for 72 yards in the triumph. Kansas City finished the preseason 2-2. Vince Young was 14-for-30 passing for 144 yards, Jeremy Ross caught three passes for 50 yards and rookie Johnathan Franklin rushed for 23 yards on eight carries for the Packers, who will visit the San Francisco in Week 1. Green Bay closed out the preseason with a 1-3 mark.
Final Score: Minnesota 24, Tennessee 23
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Brian Walsh's 25-yard field goal with under two minutes left lifted the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason finale for both teams on Thursday at Mall of America Field. Matt Cassel started under center for the Vikings and went 3-for-3 for 48 yards, while backup McLeod Bethel-Thompson completed 19- of-26 passes for 187 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Joe Banyard caught seven passes for 54 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota, which finished the preseason 1-3 and will open the regular season on Sept. 8 at Detroit. Tennessee starting quarterback Jake Locker finished 3-of-5 passing for 31 yards, while backup Ryan Fitzpatrick completed all five of his passes for 61 yards and a score. Third-stringer Rusty Smith threw for 178 yards with a touchdown and an interception while completing 13-of-21 passes for the Titans, who went 1-3 in the preseason and will begin their regular-season slate on Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh.
Final Score: St. Louis 24, Baltimore 21
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Chase Reynolds caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Austin Davis late in the fourth quarter as the St. Louis Rams took a 24-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens to finish the preseason. Davis had two fourth quarter touchdown passes and finished the game 6-for-13 for 50 yards. Kellen Clemens started the game and was 13-for-18 for 188 yards for the Rams, who were 1-3 in the preseason. St. Louis, which went 7-9 last season, starts the season at home against Arizona in an NFC West battle. Caleb Hanie played the whole game under center and was 20-for-39 for 272 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for the Ravens, who went 2-2 in the preseason. Baltimore begins the defense of its Super Bowl in Denver next Thursday.
Final Score: Arizona 32, Denver 24
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ryan Lindley threw two touchdown passes in the Arizona Cardinals' 32-24 win over the Denver Broncos in the preseason finale for both teams. Lindley was 17-of-29 for 214 yards for Arizona, which finished the preseason 3-1 and will travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams in Week 1. Rookie Stepfan Taylor carried the ball 11 times for 52 yards in the triumph. Gerell Robinson caught five passes for 99 yards and a score for Denver, which went 2-2 during the preseason and open the season next Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Final Score: San Francisco 41, San Diego 6
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - B.J. Daniels threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the San Francisco 49ers in a 41-6 rout over the San Diego Chargers to end the preseason. Starter Colin Kaepernick went 3-for4 for 64 yards and a score in his only series of the game for the 49ers, who finished the preseason with a mark of 3-1. San Francisco, which lost in the Super Bowl to Baltimore last season, will begin its season at home against Green Bay in Week 1. Brad Sorenson was picked off twice while Charlie Whitehurst was also intercepted for the Chargers, who went 1-3 in the preseason. San Diego, which went 7-9 in 2012, plays host to Houston to begin the 2013 season.
Final Score: Seattle 22, Oakland 6
Steven Hauschka kicked five field goals to power Seattle to a win at home over the Raiders.