Brian Hoyer looked sharp and rookie Johnnie Manziel connected for a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns rolled past the Chicago Bears 33-13 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium.
Hoyer went 6-for-8 and looked confident as he drove the Browns to a first-quarter score. But all eyes were on Manziel as he took over. In the second quarter, he led the Browns on a five-play 80-yard drive, which was capped by a one-yard TD pass to Jim Dray.
Manziel finished 6 of 17 for 83 yards and no interceptions. He also rushed four times for 55 yards.
Ravens 22, Saints 13
Justin Tucker kicked five field goals to lead Baltimore over New Orleans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Tucker's kicks came from 36, 27, 45, 32 and 24 yards. Fitz Toussaint and Lorenzo Taliferro combined to rush for more than 200 yards for the Ravens.
New Orleans scored its only touchdown on a three-yard pass from Luke McCown to Travaris Cadet.
Vikings 19, Titans 3
Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a first-quarter touchdown to Adam Thielen and Blair Walsh made four field goals as Minnesota dominated Tennessee at LP Field. Bridgewater started and one-time starter Christian Ponder relieved the first-year player out of Louisville.
Zach Mettenberger got the start for Tennessee and completed 12 of 17 passes for 154 yards.
Packers 34, Chiefs 14
Green Bay scored early and often as the offense was clicking on all cylinders in a victory over Kansas City at Lambeau Field. The Packers scored every time they touched the ball until the final two minutes of the second quarter as they jumped out to a 20-7 halftime lead.
Quarterback Matt Flynn was 7 of 15 for 102 yards and two touchdowns. His backup, Scott Tolzien, was 12-for-18 for 139 yards and two more scores. The Chiefs scored when Tyler Bray found Richard Gordon in the end zone late in the second quarter to make the score 20-7.
Eagles 37, Jets 7
Matt Barkley completed 21 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown as Philadelphia defeated New York at Lincoln Financial Field. Barkley also ran for a touchdown as the Eagles scored 24 unanswered points after the Jets scored their only touchdown of the game in the third period.
Rookie Tajh Boyd found Clyde Gates from 42 yards for the Jets' lone score. Boyd came in to relieve starter Matt Simms.
Giants 16, Patriots 13
Josh Brown's third field goal of the game, a 37yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in the game gave New York the win over New England at MetLife Stadium. Brown also was good from 45 yards out earlier in the fourth quarter.
Jimmy Garoppolo went the distance for the Patriots and completed 22 of 42 passes including a touchdown strike to Aaron Dobson. Eli Manning got the start for the Giants and went 1-for-4 in limited action.
Redskins 24, Buccaneers 10
Colt McCoy went 22-for-29 for 321 yards and two touchdowns as Washington defeated Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium. McCoy and running back Lache Seastrunk hooked up for an 80-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, the biggest play of the game. Washington running back Silas Redd punctuated a 79-yard day with a 1-yard touchdown dash with 4:07 left in the game.
The Buccaneers managed their lone touchdown with 3:51 left in the third quarter, when third-string quarterback Mike Kafka found receiver Solomon Patton for a 25-yard scoring strike.
Panthers 10, Steelers 0
Third-stringer Joe Webb, the last healthy quarterback on the roster, led Carolina on the game's only touchdown drive as the Panthers blanked Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.
The Panthers drove 90 yards in six plays for the lone TD, a 2-yard run by running back Fozzy Whitaker with 6:24 left in the third quarter, putting Carolina in front, 10-0. The score came one play after a 53-yard pass from Webb to wide receiver Philly Brown.
Dolphins 14, Rams 13