Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were both impressive Saturday as the Washington Redskins beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-17 in Landover, Md., Saturday in a matchup of the top two picks in the NFL draft.
No. 1 selection Luck (Stanford) completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards, one a 31-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton for the Colts (1-2).
No. 2 pick Griffin (Baylor) went 11 of 17 for 74 yards and a 4-yard scoring throw to Santana Moss.
Both played one series into the third quarter in the teams’ dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season in two weeks, with the Redskins ahead 14-7 when the subs took over.
Rex Grossman threw two second-half TD passes for the Redskins (2-1).
Steelers 38, Bills 7: Receiver Antonio Brown scored two touchdowns in leading Pittsburgh (2-1) to a rout over Buffalo (0-3) in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow start by engineering an 11-play, 98-yard touchdown drive for the go-ahead score with a 6-yard pass to Brown at the end of the first half. Brown then opened the second half with a 39-yard TD catch from backup Byron Leftwich.
Fred Jackson scored on a 1-yard plunge, and high-priced defensive end Mario Williams had two sacks for the Bills.
Raiders 31, Lions 20: Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand in Detroit’s loss in Oakland, Calif.
Rainders defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an incomplete pass in the second quarter. Detroit (1-2) team trainers wrapped Stafford’s left hand in bandages and a brace on the sideline.
Oakland (1-2) sidelined several more Detroit players.
One of those was running back Kevin Smith, who left with a right ankle injury.
Saints 34, Texans 27: Matt Schaub and Drew Brees looked sharp in a high-scoring first half, and Joe Morgan’s touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted New Orleans (2-2) over visiting Houston (2-1).
Schaub completed 15 of 18 passes for 194 yards and a TD.
Brees was 17 of 25 for 179 yards with touchdown tosses to Lance Moore and Jimmy Graham.
Cowboys 20, Rams 19: Tony Romo threw for 198 yards with two long touchdowns to Dwayne Harris while playing only the first quarter, and Dallas (2-1) hung on to edge St. Louis (1-2) in Arlington, Texas.
In what was supposed to be Romo’s most extensive action of the preseason, he showed more than enough to coach Jason Garrett in three offensive drives, even with his top three pass-catchers hurt and not playing, to take a seat early.
Romo completed 9 of 13 passes, including 61- and 38-yard TD passes to Harris.
Around the league
Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro was carted off the field after hurting his right knee early into Pittsburgh’s preseason game against the Buffalo Bills and did not return. He was hurt when his right leg twisted beneath him after being bowled over by Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. … Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Davin Joseph has a torn right patellar tendon and will undergo surgery that will sideline him for the entire season. … Left tackle Eugene Monroe (concussion) and linebacker Daryl Smith (groin) are back at practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both are expected to play in Thursday night’s preseason finale against Atlanta.
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