The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: Update 2: final update, includes all games, re-ledes with Denver-Seattle Game roundup: Manning, Broncos top Seahawks
A 45-minute lightning delay in the first quarter slowed the preseason Super Bowl rematch, but the Broncos emerged with a 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday in the exhibition opener for both teams in Denver.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 10 of 13 passes for 78 yards. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was done after going 4-for-6 for 37 yards.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who ended a training-camp holdout on July 31, did not play against Denver. Twelve Seahawks caught passes thrown by three quarterbacks.
Redskins 23, Patriots 6
Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo and Logan Mankins didn't play for the New England, and Washington held out Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Clark because of minor injuries in Landover, Md.
Jay Gruden made his head coaching debut the Redskins, and quarterback Robert Griffin III was 2-for-4 for 9 yards before giving way to Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy, who threw for 103 and 102 yards, respectively, and one touchdown each. Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo connected on nine of 13 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown.
Ravens 23, 49ers 3
Ray Rice received a warm reception from Baltimore fans and Joe Flacco led the Ravens on an opening 80-yard touchdown drive against San Francisco as John Harbaugh bested Jim in the third coaching matchup between the brothers.
Rice, suspended for the first two regular-season games because of domestic violence, rushed three times for 17 yards. 49ers rookie Carlos Hyde ran for 39 yards on five carries as starter Frank Gore sat out while quarterback Colin Kaepernick led the offense 66 yards to an opening field goal.
Chiefs 41, Bengals 39
Kansas City's offense managed only two touchdowns, but its defense and special teams came up big against visiting Cincinnati, with Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson scoring on interception returns and De'Anthony Thomas returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown.
Bengals backup quarterback Jason Campbell threw touchdown passes but also the two interceptions that were returned for scores after starter Andy Dalton played one series and connected with A.J. Green on a 53-yard pass that set up a field goal.
Jets 13, Colts 10
Chris Johnson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to cap a drive led by 34-year-old quarterback Michael Vick to lead New York over Indianapolis in East Rutherford, N.J.
Geno Smith played two series for the Jets, completing 4 of 6 passes for 33 yards, Vick was 3 of 6 for 17 yards and running back Chris Ivory left the game with a rib injury. Quarterback Andrew Luck led the Colts on one drive that ended in a field goal after he connected on 4 of 5 passes for 53 yards and backup Matt Hasselbeck was 10 of 15 for 114 yards and one touchdown.
Chargers 27, Cowboys 7
San Diego quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens both completed all of their passes, and the Chargers blew out visiting Dallas.
Rivers went 4-for-4 for 61 yards, and Clemens finished 5-for-5 for 134 yards and a touchdown. Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman caught three passes for 107 yards, including a 70-yard scoring toss from Clemens.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who underwent offseason back surgery, did not play. Backup Brandon Weeden completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards and a 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end James Hanna.
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