August 19, 2012 in Sports

Giants rout hapless Jets

Associated Press
 

Rookie Jayron Hosley returned an interception of Mark Sanchez 77 yards for a touchdown, and the New York Giants’ defense stifled the New York Jets’ starters in a 26-3 preseason victory between the hometown rivals on Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Tim Tebow, making his home debut for the Jets (0-2), didn’t fare much better in his six series. But the backup quarterback led the Jets to their only points of the night – Josh Brown’s 30-yard field goal.

Lawrence Tynes kicked four field goals for the Giants (1-1). Eli Manning completed 7 of 14 passes for 62 yards and an interception.

Sanchez finished 9 of 11 for 59 yards and the costly interception for the Jets.

Rams 31, Chiefs 17: Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives, and St. Louis (1-1) made improvements on the other side of the ball in a preseason victory over visiting Kansas City (1-1) in the annual Governor’s Cup game.

Lance Kendricks and Danny Amendola scored on catches of 23 and 8 yards, respectively, and Steven Jackson ran for 49 yards on seven carries in a 151-yard first quarter that handed the backups a two-TD cushion. The Rams totaled 215 yards in a 38-3 loss last week at Indianapolis.

Texans 20, 49ers 9: Matt Schaub threw a TD pass to Lestar Jean, Trindon Holliday returned a punt for a score and Houston (2-0) beat visiting San Francisco (1-1).

Schaub completed 11 of 14 passes for 128 yards in two quarters. The 5-foot-5 Holliday, who returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score in the Texans’ preseason opener, scored in the fourth quarter.

Chargers 28, Cowboys 20: Shareece Wright’s electrifying 73-yard interception return set up Jackie Battle’s go-ahead, 2-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter, and backup Charlie Whitehurst threw two TD passes as San Diego (1-1) rallied from a dismal start to beat visiting Dallas (1-1).

The Chargers overcame three turnovers, including two interceptions by Philip Rivers, to rally from a 10-0 deficit.

Cornerback DeAndre Presley deflected a pass from Cowboys third-string QB Stephen McGee, and Wright plucked the ball out of the air. He was dragged down by John Phillips at the 2-yard line. Battle scored one play later to put the Chargers up 14-13.

Bears 33, Redskins 31: Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall looked sharp from the start, and Chicago (1-1) beat Robert Griffin III and Washington (1-1) in Chicago.

In their first appearance together for the Bears, Cutler and Marshall picked up where they left off when they starred together with the Denver Broncos. They connected on a 41-yard pass on Chicago’s first play from scrimmage to set up the first of two first-quarter TDs by Michael Bush. The Redskins lost linebacker Brian Orakpo (shoulder) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) to first-quarter injuries.

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