Newton, Panthers lose to Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) - Cam Newton lofted a long pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half Friday night, and that's the closest he came to reaching the end zone.

The top pick of the NFL draft was shut out in his first exhibition-game start, and Newton's Carolina Panthers lost to the Miami Dolphins 20-10.

Newton played the entire first half, when the Panthers managed only three first downs, had the ball for less than eight minutes and fell behind 17-0. Newton went 7 for 14 for 66 yards, and he ran four times for 18 yards.

Carolina crossed midfield for the first time when Newton ran for 7 yards on the next-to-last play of the half.

Miami's Chad Henne played the entire first half and led the Dolphins to 17 points in five possessions, including 10 points in two series against Panthers reserves.

Packers 28, Cardinals 20

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers topped off a sharp performance with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Ravens 31, Chiefs 13

BALTIMORE (AP) - Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor directed two fourth-quarter touchdown drives for Baltimore, the first ending with Jalen Parmele's go-ahead 10-yard touchdown run with 7:16 remaining.

Jaguars 15, Falcons 13

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - David Garrard did little to solidify his starting spot and rookie Blaine Gabbert was equally unimpressive for the Jaguars.

Garrard completed 7 of 12 passes for 99 yards, with an interception in three series. Gabbert, the 10th pick in the April draft, completed 11 of 23 passes for 96 yards in seven series. Gabbert was plagued by several drops, including three on one second-half series that forced the Jaguars to settle for a 54-yard field goal.

Redskins 16, Colts 3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - One week after Rex Grossman's impressive performance, John Beck answered by leading the Redskins to four straight scores in the first half.

Beck and Grossman are fighting to become Washington's starting quarterback, and after two weeks, the race appears even.

Lions 30, Browns 28

CLEVELAND (AP) - Colt McCoy threw three touchdown passes - two to tight end Evan Moore - in the first half, but Cleveland blew a 15-point lead in a penalty-filled exhibition.

McCoy finished 10 of 18 for 96 yards, his second straight solid performance running first-year Browns coach Pat Shurmur's new West Coast offense. McCoy was victimized by a few drops but didn't force any throws while playing most of the first half.


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