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Sam Bradford successful in debut as Eagles beat Ravens, 40-17

Sam Bradford successful in debut as Eagles beat Ravens, 40-17
Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford hands off to running backDeMarco Murray during the first half of a preseason game against the Ravens on Saturday in Baltimore. (Michael Perez / Associated Press)

Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray had successful debuts, Kenjon Barber returned another punt for a score, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Baltimore Ravens, 40-17, in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Bradford completed three of five passes for 35 yards and led the Eagles (2-0) on an 84-yard drive in his only series. He played his first game since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in 11 months on Aug. 23, 2014.

Bradford survived a late hit by Terrell Suggs, who lowered his helmet and tackled his knees for a roughing penalty. Bradford also took a hard shot from Brandon Williams and appeared shaken up, but stayed in to complete the drive.

Murray had a two-yard touchdown run, Ryan Mathews had a 14-yard touchdown run and Barber took a punt 68 yards to the end zone a week after a 92-yard touchdown return in a 36-10 win over Indianapolis.

Joe Flacco threw interceptions on his first two drives and the rest of the Ravens (1-1) didn't fare much better against a team they practiced with the previous three days.

Flacco finished three for seven for 23 yards in three series.

Other exhibitions

Arizona rookie David Johnson rushed for 66 yards in 13 carries in his NFL debut, San Diego had six first-half sacks, and rookie Josh Lambo kicked a 47-yard field goal as the game ended to give the Chargers a 22-19 preseason victory over the Cardinals. … Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus weather delay to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 20-12. Teddy Bridgewater finished 10 for 14 for 89 yards. … Peyton Manning couldn't score in more than a quarter of work in his preseason debut before Denver's reserves rallied late to help the Broncos to a 14-10 win over the Houston Texans.

Jay Cutler led Chicago to three first-half field goals and Jimmy Clausen got the Bears in the end zone twice in the second half, putting away a 23-11 win at Indianapolis. … Blake Bortles had another impressive preseason outing for Jacksonville, leading the Jaguars to three field goals in his only drives in a 22-12 loss to the New York Giants. Bortles, who was 11 for 15 in a preseason opener, hit eight of 16 passes for 98 yards.

Ryan Tannehill completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and Damien Williams scored twice for the Miami Dolphins in a 31-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers. … Brandin Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown from Drew Brees, and the New Orleans Saints raced to a 21-0 lead before the New England Patriots rallied for a 26-24 victory.

Griffin is 'fine'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was apparently doing well Saturday after leaving Thursday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions with a concussion.

"Robert's fine," Washington tight end Je'Ron Hamm said on a conference call as the Redskins had a second straight off day. "He got a little banged up. I [don't] like to see any of my teammates down there on the ground, [but] I'm glad to know that he's going to be all right."

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