Geno Smith, Michael Vick lead Jets in loss to Giants, 35-24

New York Giants defeat New York Jets, 35-24

Geno Smith looked every bit like a cool and confident starting quarterback.

Michael Vick showed he can still make things happen on offense too.

Smith and Vick each threw for a touchdown with the New York Jets' starters, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday night.

Smith, who will start for the Jets (2-1) after a solid preseason, was nine for 14 for 137 yards, including a one-yard scoring toss to rookie Jace Amaro.

Vick replaced Smith to start the second half, and after a rough first series in which he was sacked and then lost a fumble, led an 11-play, 76-yard drive that was capped by a go-ahead three-yard touchdown toss to Eric Decker against the Giants' backups. Vick finished four for five for 34 yards in his two series against the Giants (4-0).

Manning, still adjusting to new coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense, struggled most of the way but hit Rueben Randle for a 15-yard touchdown with five seconds left in the first half. Manning was 12 for 21 for 139 yards, including his first scoring pass of the preseason.

Other results

Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and Eddie Lacy ran for a first-quarter score in the Green Bay Packers' 31-21 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders.


Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, 30-7. 


Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars,13-12, in a penalty-filled game. 


Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seattle Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears, 34-6.


New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham has been fined $30,000 for dunking on goal posts after he was flagged twice for the touchdown celebration in last week's preseason game versus the Tennessee Titans.


The NFL fined Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling had not been made public.


Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line.


The Washington Post said it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page. The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too." The board operates independently of the paper's newsgathering operation. The Post will continue to use "Redskins" in the news and sports sections.

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