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Archive for Saturday, August 11, 2001

Exhibition Roundup: Jacksonville clips Carolina, 18-16

August 11, 2001

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— Chris Weinke threw a touchdown pass in his NFL debut Friday night, but Mike Hollis had more firepower, kicking six field goals to lead Jacksonville to an 18-16 victory over Weinke's Carolina Panthers.

Weinke, the 29-year-old Heisman Trophy winner, completed 10 of 16 passes for 108 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown strike to Darryl Daniel to cap a 39-yard drive and give the Panthers a 16-9 lead.

But Hollis answered with his fourth and fifth field goals, both from 47 yards, early in the fourth quarter to pull the Jaguars within one. Then, fourth-string quarterback Ted White hit Elvis Joseph for a 45-yard screen pass that set up Hollis' winning 18-yarder with 18 seconds left.

Bengals 27, Lions 24

Pontiac, Mich. Neil Rackers kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, helping Cincinnati spoil a brilliant game by Detroit's Larry Foster. Foster returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 101 yards for another TD.

Bengals rookie Chad Johnson hauled in a 16-yard TD toss from Scott Mitchell to tie it at 24 with 11:09 left to play.

Mitchell was 5-of-5 for 44 yards as Cincinnati drove 74 yards in 12 plays to set up Rackers' kick.

Patriots 14, Giants 0

Foxboro, Mass. Owen Pochman kicked four field goals as New England beat New York in the exhibition opener for both teams.

Pochman kicked one field goal in each quarter, covering 53, 23, 25 and 20 yards. The Patriots added a safety with 6:19 left in the game when Matt Chatham tackled Omar Bacon.

The Giants managed just 92 yards and six first downs. The Patriots gained 338 yards and opened their second straight exhibition season with a shutout.

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