Eagles Down Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) – Rookie quarterback Nick Foles, filling in for injured starter Michael Vick, threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-10 victory against the mistake-prone Cleveland Browns on Friday night.
With Vick sidelined with bruised ribs, Foles stepped in and played impressively for the Eagles (3-0), who open the regular season in Cleveland on Sept. 9. Foles finished 12 of 19 for 146 yards with one interception.
The Browns (2-1) had two costly turnovers in the first quarter, when they also had a punt blocked. It was not a good showing for their new owner, Jimmy Haslam III, who sat in the stands in the first quarter watching his $1 billion purchase.
Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden went 9 of 20 for 117 yards.
Buccaneers 30, Patriots 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – First-round draft picks Mark Barron and Doug Martin scored touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Barron intercepted a pass tipped by Ronde Barber and returned it 22 yards for a first-quarter TD. Martin scored on a 1-yard run that finished a game-opening drive led by Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman.
Falcons 23, Dolphins 6
MIAMI (AP) – Miami Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill had a so-so showing, which was more than some of his offensive teammates could say.
In his first game as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback, Tannehill went 11 for 27 for 112 yards and one interception, and Miami lost to the Atlanta Falcons.
Bears 20, Giants 17
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Jason Campbell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joe Anderson with 8:22 to play and the Chicago Bears rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit against the New York Giants’ second-team defense to beat the Super Bowl champion.
Starting quarterback Jay Cutler threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, and Robbie Gould kicked two field goals for the Bears (2-1). Isaiah Frey intercepted a pass in the end zone with 1:06 to play to preserve a victory.
Chargers 12, Vikings 10
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nick Novak’s 45-yard field goal as time expired gave the San Diego Chargers a victory against Minnesota, after Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder struggled along with the rest of the starting offense.
Nate Kaeding made field goals of 50 and 54 yards for the Chargers. Novak, the token training camp competitor who’ll most likely be cut next week, kicked two of his own.
Seahawks 44, Chiefs 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson staked his claim to the starting job in Seattle, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Seahawks to a rout.
Wilson has been competing for the job with Matt Flynn, who was held out of the game with a sore elbow, and he got a lot of help from the rest of the Seahawks.
Earl Thomas intercepted Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown, and Golden Tate returned a punt 92 yards for another score.