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Chester Taylor ended the first possession of the game with a 5-yard touchdown run Friday, and Minnesota plodded to a 13-3 exhibition win over Indianapolis. Neither side scored during the second half, during which the teams combined for nine punts, a missed field goal and an interception. Sage Rosenfels led Minnesota 72 yards in 11 plays after the opening kickoff, and the Vikings also got field goals of 35 and 36 yards from Ryan Longwell. Indianapolis scored on a 42-yard field goal by Shane...
Keith Null hit Sean Walker with a 13-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter Friday, giving St. Louis a 23-20 exhibition victory over the New York Jets. The game marked the NFL debut of New York quarterback Mark Sanchez, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft.
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes after a year's absence Thursday in leading New England to a 27-25 exhibition victory over Philadelphia. Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in New England's exhibition opener last year and the Patriots, with Matt Cassel at quarterback, missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Brady, three times a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, played the first half and completed 10 of 15 passes for 100 yards.
The San Francisco 49ers re-signed return specialist Allen Rossum Tuesday. Rossum, 33, was with the 49ers last season, returning 47 kickoffs for 1,259 yards. He was third in the NFC for average yards per kickoff return (26.8).
TORONTO (Reuters) - Peyton Manning tossed two touchdowns and set a passing record to help Indianapolis rally for a 45-28 victory over the St Louis Rams on Monday, the win maintaining the Colts's status as the only unbeaten team in the NFL.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Adam Vinatieri kicked a 43 yard field goal with one second on the clock to lift the New England Patriots to a 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in National Football League play at Heinz Field on Sunday.
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