TEXAS, Sporting Alert – NFL preseason scores and the results from the games that took place in Week 3.
NFL Preseason Scores In Week 3
Sunday, August 30
Houston 27, New Orleans 13
Arizona 30, Oakland 23
Saturday, August 29
Pittsburgh 19, Buffalo 43,
Atlanta 19, Miami 13,
Cleveland 31, Tampa Bay 7
Minnesota 28, Dallas 14
New York Jets 28 New York Giants 18
Chicago 10, Cincinnati 21
Washington 31, Baltimore 13
Seattle 15, San Diego 15
Philadelphia 39, Green Bay 26
Indianapolis 24, St. Louis 14
San Francisco 12, Denver 19,
Friday, August 28
New England 17, Carolina 16
Detroit 22, Jacksonville 17
Tennessee 10, Kansas City 34
Buffalo Bills beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-19, while the Minnesota Vikings stayed perfect with another victory on the day.
EJ Manuel, one of the men battling to be the starting quarterback for the Bills, puts himself in a perfect position after impressing his coach.
The former Florida State man got the nod on Saturday from coach Rex Ryan and he made his case to recover his starting place after completing 7 of 8 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the win for the Bills.
Manuel finished with an impressive 158.3 passing rating on three drives, while throwing a 67-yard pass to tight end Charles Clay and one from 37-yards to Tobias Palmer for touchdowns.
Tyrod Taylor, who was the leading contender before the Week 3 contest on Saturday, was 12 of 13 for 122 yards, in addition to rushing for a 20-yard touchdown.
Fourth-string Matt Simms, who has been confirmed as the starter for the final preseason game on Thursday against the Lions, completed all five of his passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Matt Cassel, the other man fighting for the starting place for the Bills, was 6 of 7 for 38 yards.
“This is the ideal situation we had talked about,” Ryan said about his quarterback position.
“This is exactly what I wanted. And all three guys played to their abilities.
“The decision will be made and we’ll move forward.”
The Minnesota Vikings improved to 4-0 in preseason with a 28-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys with Taylor Heinicke completing all 11 of his passes for 83 yards and Teddy Bridgewater was also perfect from his seven attempts for 76 yards.
For Dallas, Tony Romo went 5 of 8 for 88 yards, while finding Terrance Williams from 60 yards and Lucky Whitehead from 8 yards for touchdowns in the defeat.
The Cowboys, who are still without a win in the 2015 preseason, led 14-13 at halftime, but failed to score in the next two-quarters and the Vikings pulled away in the end.
In other NFL preseason scores in Week 3 on Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the injured hit Green Bay Packers, 39-26, while Washington Redskins defeated Baltimore Ravens, 31-13.
Quarterback Sam Bradford went a perfect 10 of 10 for 121 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles to its third successive win in preseason, but the Packers saw receiver Randall Cobb picking up a shoulder injury after landing awkwardly on his right side trying to take a catch.
Mark Sanchez, who took over from Bradford in the second quarter, was 13 of 19 for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
With starter Aaron Rodgers sitting out this contest, rookie Brett Hundley got the start and he went 22 of 31 for 315 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat for the Green Bay Packers, who had right tackle Bryan Bulaga leaving the game late in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and safety Micah Hyde carted to the sideline in the second quarter with a neck spasm.
In more preseason scores on the day, the Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers, 19-12 with Peyton Manning throwing for 124 yards and one interception on 14 of 21, the Cleveland Browns defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-7 and the Jets, won the New York battle against the Giants, 28-18.