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.
Chargers 12, Cardinals 9
San Diego amassed more than 340 yards of total offense; Arizona didn't even reach 100 yards of total offense. But neither team could score a touchdown in their final game of the preseason at Qualcomm Park.
Nick Novak booted four field goals with the game-winning kick coming from 37 yards out at the 2:32 mark of the fourth quarter. His Arizona counterpart, Chandler Catanzaro kicked three field goals.
49ers 40, Texans 13
San Francisco fell behind 6-0 before scoring 24 straight points in a rout of Houston at NRG Stadium. The 49ers scored on offense, defense and special teams.
Josh Johnson threw three touchdowns and Blaine Gabbert threw for one. Rookie linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception 34 yards for another score and Kassim Osgood blocked a punt out of bounds for a safety.
Broncos 27, Cowboys 3
Kapri Bibbs ran for two scores and C.J. Anderson another as Denver romped past Dallas at AT&T Stadium. Brock Osweiler got the start for the Broncos at quarterback. He led the Broncos on four scoring drives as he prepares for another season as Peyton Manning's understudy.
Dallas was able to muster only 165 total yards with Brandon Weeden and Dustin Vaughn filling in for Tony Romo. Their only points came on a Dan Bailey 23-yard field goal in the second quarter.
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 3-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