NFL Game Capsules - Preseason Week 2
Final Score: Baltimore 23, San Francisco 3
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Tucker hit three field goals and the Baltimore Ravens rolled to a 23-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason opener for both teams Thursday. In a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII, it was the Ravens again coming out on top as Bernard Pierce's touchdown run in the first quarter gave the team all the points it needed.
Final Score: Washington 23, New England 6
Landover, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirk Cousins played the majority of the opening half and threw a touchdown pass in Washington 23-6 preseason victory over New England. The Patriots rested starting QB Tom Brady, while new Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson sat due to a left ankle injury. The Patriots also rested cornerback Darrelle Revis. Robert Griffin III played the first offensive series and led the Redskins to a field goal from Kai Forbath.
Final Score: Kansas City 41, Cincinnati 39
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - De'Anthony Thomas had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown and Sean Smith returned an interception 36 yards for a score as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 41-39, in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday. Alex Smith played three series, going 3-of-5 for 19 yards, while Jamaal Charles carried the ball three times for 12 yards and added two receptions for nine yards for Kansas City, which went 11-5 and made the playoffs in its first year under head coach Andy Reid in 2013.
Final Score: Denver 21, Seattle 16
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Brock Osweiler's 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Norwood in the fourth quarter gave the Denver Broncos the lead in a 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. Both teams started their preseason schedule just over six months after Seattle routed Denver for its first Super Bowl title. The game was delayed for 45 minutes because of lightning with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter after Ronnie Hillman's 1- yard touchdown gave the Broncos a 7-0 lead.
Final Score: San Diego 27, Dallas 7
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys' biggest weakness heading into the 2014 NFL season is on the defensive side of the ball. That area was a problem in 2013, and it remained a problem in the Cowboys' 27-7 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. Philip Rivers played one series and completed all four of his passes for 61 yards.