NFL-Highlights of Saturday's pre-season

August 25 [Sun], 2013, 14:15
Aug 17 (The Sports XChange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Football League pre-season games.

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Jets 37, Jaguars 13

Mark Sanchez passed for 169 yards and one touchdown but was intercepted at the goal line in the New York Jets' 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sanchez, who is competing with rookie Geno Smith for the Jets' starting quarterback job, completed 13-of-23 passes, including a 23-yard touchdown strike to Jeff Cumberland in the second quarter.

Smith sat out the game with a sprained ankle.

Blaine Gabbert might have taken a step forward in the Jaguars' quarterback competition, connecting on 13-of-16 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a sprained thumb.

Chad Henne, also vying for the job, was four-of-10 for 30 yards and an interception.

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew saw his first action since he suffered a foot injury last October and carried three times for nine yards and caught one pass for 20 yards.

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Bengals 27, Titans 19

Andy Dalton completed nine of 14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown as the Cincinnati offense gained 220 yards in the first half of the Bengals' 27-19 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Bengals rookie Giovani Bernard gained 37 yards on seven carries and Daniel Herron rushed for 81 yards on nine carries, including a 40-yard touchdown dash in the fourth quarter.

Leading wide receiver A.J. Green sat out the game.

Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick connected on nine-of-13 passes for 136 yards and two second-half touchdowns. Jake Locker was 12 of 20 for 116 yards.

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Cardinals 12, Cowboys 7

Arizona won without scoring a touchdown in coach Bruce Arians' first home game as Jay Feely kicked four field goals and the Cardinals defeated the Dallas Cowboys 12-7.

The Cowboys hurt themselves with six first-half turnovers. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo completed seven of 10 passes for 142 yards. Back-up quarterback Kyle Orton threw two interceptions.

Dallas' only points came on a five-yard pass from Alex Tanney to Gavin Escobar with 10:55 left in the game.

Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was seven-of-15 for 66 yards.

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Packers 19, Rams 7

The Green Bay Packers scored their first points of the pre-season and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was an efficient 10-of-12 for 134 yards in a 19-7 victory over the St Louis Rams.

But Rodgers was unable to find the end zone on any of his series, with the Packers settling for two field goals before his night was done in the second quarter. Green Bay was coming off a 17-0 loss to Arizona in its pre-season opener.

Jermichael Finley caught four passes for 76 yards in the first half for the Packers and rookie running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 40 yards on eight carries.

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford completed eight-of-12 passes for 156 yards but missed a scoring opportunity when he fumbled on fourth-and-goal late in the first quarter.

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Texans 24, Dolphins 17

Matt Schaub fired a first-quarter touchdown pass to Owen Daniels and finished eight-of-11 for 92 yards in the Houston Texans' 24-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Schaub threw an interception on the Texans' first possession and was sacked on their second series before coming to life.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill stayed in the game a little longer than Schaub and went 10-of-15 for 141 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller was carted off the field with an apparent serious leg injury in the second quarter.

Keller, in his first year in Miami after five seasons with the New York Jets, grabbed his right knee after a tackle by D.J. Swearinger on an incomplete pass. (Editing by John O'Brien)