NFL ROUNDUP: White leads Redskins past Tampa Bay
Pat White set up one touchdown with a 66-yard completion and ran 7 yards for another score to help the Washington Redskins beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-12 on Thursday night.
Washington (4-0) finished off an unbeaten preseason for the first time in 28 years.
Coach Mike Shanahan rested most of his starters, including Robert Griffin III, who worked out at Raymond James Stadium for about 30 minutes.
Griffin, who’s been practicing without any reported setbacks, participated in the coin toss as a Redskins captain and watched the game from the sideline.
Griffin later sent out a tweet saying he was cleared to play, but Shanahan hedged after the game.
BENGALS 27, COLTS 10: Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive, and Josh Johnson threw for another in his bid to win the backup job and Cincinnati ended the preseason with a victory over Indianapolis. The Bengals (3-1) played most of their starters on offense and defense for one series only. Dalton’s brief appearance ended in Giovani Bernard’s 1-yard touchdown run. The Colts (2-2) rested most of their starters, including quarterback Andrew Luck.
JETS 27, EAGLES 20: Matt Simms, competing for the Jets’ No. 3 quarterback job, led four scoring drives and Kahlil Bell had two touchdown runs and New York beat Philadelphia. With the Jets’ quarterback competition still uncertain, Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez didn’t play. The son of former Giants star Phil Simms was 33 of 44 for 285 yards for the Jets (3-1). Nick Foles was 6 of 17 for 63 yards in two quarters for the Eagles (2-2) before being replaced by Matt Barkley.
PATRIOTS 28, GIANTS 20: Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and one interception and New England beat New York. In an up-and-down performance in both teams’ last preseason game, Tebow had a 52-yard touchdown pass and a 13-yard run. He was 6-for-11 for 91 yards. He also gained 30 yards on six carries for the Patriots (3-1).
LIONS 35, BILLS 13: Matt Leinart struggled in his debut for quarterback-depleted Buffalo, which closed the preseason with a loss to Detroit. Leinart went 3-for-10 for 11 yards and two interceptions before being yanked after five possessions. Lions second- and third-string quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes each in helping Detroit (3-1) build a 35-3 lead at the half.
VIKINGS 24, TITANS 23: Jake Locker led the Titans to a field goal and Tennessee played many of its offensive starters in the exhibition finale. Locker went 3-for-5 for 31 yards in a rare bit of action for a starting quarterback in the final preseason game for the Titans (1-3). Marcus Sherels returned a kick 109 yards for a touchdown and intercepted a pass in a last-ditch effort to make the team for the Vikings (1-3).
DOLPHINS 24, SAINTS 21: The final preseason game for the Saints and Dolphins was for reserves, and Miami third-string quarterback Pat Devlin led his team to a victory. Devlin threw for 259 yards, including a 56-yard pass to Marvin McNutt on fourth-and-4 with 3:02 left for the winning score.
JAGUARS 20, FALCONS 16: Jordan Todman ran for a touchdown for the second straight week and Mike Kafka threw a fourth-quarter scoring pass to Jeremy Ebert to lift Jacksonville over Atlanta. Todman had nine carries for 60 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown run, in his bid to win a backup job behind Maurice Jones-Drew. Josh Vaughn, trying to win a job as Steven Jackson’s backup, had a 65-yard touchdown run for the Falcons (0-4).
BROWNS 18, BEARS 16: Brian Hoyer threw for 307 yards as Cleveland beat Chicago. Hoyer was intercepted twice. But he also led the Browns (3-1) on a 76-yard touchdown drive that made it a one-point game in the fourth quarter. Punter Spencer Lanning kicked a 40-yard field goal with just over three minutes left following a fumble by Harvey Unga to make it 18-16.
CHIEFS 30, PACKERS 8: Tyler Bray threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns, and Kansas City beat Green Bay. Bray outshined Chiefs backup Chase Daniel while giving starter Alex Smith the night off for K.C. (2-2). Bray hit Junior Hemingway late in the first half for a touchdown, and then connected with Josh Bellamy and Frankie Hammond Jr. for TDs in the second half. Vince Young had a rough game for the Packers (1-3). He was just 13 of 29 for 121 yards and fumbled twice.
TEXANS 24, COWBOYS 6: Case Keenum and T.J. Yates each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the backup job, and Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson combined for 187 yards rushing, leading lead Houston past Dallas. Keenum directed touchdown drives of 87 and 80 yards, the latter capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lestar Jean. Yates, the backup to Matt Schaub the past two seasons, threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Andy Cruse and led another drive to a field goal.
RAMS 24, RAVENS 21: Bobby Rainey scored his first two touchdowns of the preseason, leading a cluster of backups fighting for jobs on both sides in St. Louis’ victory to close the preseason. Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice watched from home, as did Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. The Rams (1-3) avoided their first winless preseason since 2002 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Austin Davis to Chase Reynolds with 2:40 to go. They clinched it when Drew Thomas intercepted third-stringer Caleb Hanie at the 4 in the final minute.
CARDINALS 32, BRONCOS 24: Ryan Lindley threw for two touchdowns for Arizona (3-1) in a victory over Denver. Gerell Robinson caught five passes for 99 yards, including a 25-yard TD pass from rookie Zac Dysert for Denver.
SEAHAWKS 22, RAIDERS 6: Tarvaris Jackson led Seattle on three first-half scoring drives, and Terrelle Pryor struggled through his worst performance of the preseason with a chance at earning Oakland’s starting quarterback job. Pryor had turned the Raiders’ quarterback situation into a real competition with his performance during the preseason. He was lackluster, completing 3 of 8 passes for 31 yards and an interception for Oakland (1-3).
49ERS 41, CHARGERS 6: Colin Kaepernick threw a touchdown pass to cap his only drive, and San Francisco (3-1) roughed up San Diego (1-3) in the exhibition finale for both teams. The Chargers (1-3) had a bad night. Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was sacked four times in the first half and third-stringer Brad Sorensen threw two interceptions in the second half.