This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night’s 10-3 exhibition loss against New England in Foxborough, Massachusetts, during the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline.
Newton appeared to be injured when he was sacked for a loss of 8 yards by Adam Butler on a third-and-10 from the Carolina 31. It was one of two Patriots sacks while Newton was in the game.
Tom Brady finished his first exhibition game of 2019 by going 8 for 12 for 75 yards, including an 18-yard pass to tight end Ryan Izzo to set up the 1-yard touchdown plunge by James Develin in the second quarter.
Giants 25, Bengals 23: Daniel Jones led New York to a touchdown during a victory over host Cincinnati in Zac Taylor’s first home game as head coach.
Jones got into the game on the Giants’ second series and went 9 of 11 for 141 yards the rest of the half.
Ravens 26, Eagles 15: Trace McSorley threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, helping visiting Baltimore beat Philadelphia for its 16th straight preseason win.
The game was stopped by the NFL with 11:43 remaining in the fourth quarter because of lightning after a short delay.
Redskins 19, Falcons 7: Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by host Atlanta’s lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a preseason win over the Falcons.
Haskins, the first-round draft pick from Ohio State, completed 7 of 13 passes for 74 yards in the second half. Colt McCoy, Washington’s third contestant in the quarterback competition, is still recovering from a broken right leg suffered in 2018.
Dolphins 22, Jaguars 7: Josh Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive, and Miami beat Jacksonville in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Rosen, who is battling Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting quarterback job for Miami, was 5 for 7 for 59 yards and a touchdown and ran four times for 23 yards.
Raiders 22, Packers 21: Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and Oakland earned a bizarre preseason victory over Green Bay in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety.
End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the 10-yard lines and there were no kickoffs. The field was reconfigured because of concerns about the areas where the goal posts for the CFL’s Winnipeg franchise are usually located.
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