EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — Josh Brown’s third field goal of the game, a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in the game gave the New York Giants a 16-13 win over the New England Patriots Thursday night in an NFL preseason finale 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.
Packers 34, Chiefs 14
Green Bay scored early and often as the Packers’ offense was clicking on all cylinders in a 34-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night 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.
The Chiefs’ offense, which has struggled throughout the preseason, finally broke through when Tyler Bray found Richard Gordon in the end zone late in the second quarter to make the score 20-7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dolphins 14, Rams 13
Miami spotted St. Louis 13 first-half points but scored the game’s final 14 in a lackluster affair at Sun Life Stadium. Caleb Sturgis’ extra point after a Seth Lobato touchdown pass to Matt Hazel was the difference in the game.
The Rams discovered what life will be like this season without Sam Bradford, who is out for the season after tearing his ACL last week. Austin Pettis hauled in an 11-yard TD pass from Austin Davis, while kicker Greg Zeurlein made field goals from 49 and 53 yards to account for the Rams’ scoring.
Lions 23, Bills 0
Detroit’s backups were a lot better than Buffalo’s starters and the Bills’ backups in the final preseason game for both teams. Lions’ quarterback Kellen Moore tossed two touchdown passes and the Detroit defense held the Bills to 108 yards passing and less than 60 on the ground.
Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins reaggravated a rib injury during the first quarter when he was hit by Lions linebacker Ashlee Parker after an incomplete pass. Watkins walked slowly to the sideline and was examined by team doctors before he was escorted by the medical staff to the locker room. He did not return to action.
Bengals 35, Colts 7
Cincinnati jumped out to a 28-0 lead thanks to a special-team touchdown and a defensive score, and cruised to an easy win over Indianapolis at Paul Brown Stadium.
Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher made a case for making the final roster with a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown early in the third quarter. On the Colts third offensive play after the return, Danieal Manning stepped in front of Chandler Harnish pass and returned it 33 yards for another score.
Falcons 24, Jaguars 14
Quarterback T.J. Yates threw two first-half touchdowns to lead Atlanta past Jacksonville in the teams’ final tune-up for the regular season.
Yates connected with running back Antone Smith on a 66-yard scoring strike at the 8:58 mark of the second quarter. Less than two minutes later, Freddie Martino hauled in a pass from Yates for a 67-yard touchdown to make the score 21-7.
On the first play of the second quarter, Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles connected on a 57-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie, wide receiver Marquise Lee.