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Archive for Saturday, August 9, 2003

Woodson, Raiders down Rams

August 9, 2003

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— Kurt Warner can spread the warning to the rest of the NFL's quarterbacks: Charles Woodson is healthy and hungry again.

Woodson intercepted Warner on the Rams' first series, and Madre Hill rushed for 63 yards and a score as the Oakland Raiders beat St. Louis, 7-6, Friday night in both teams' colorless exhibition opener.

St. Louis' Kirk Farmer threw a nine-yard TD pass to Cam Cleeland with 6:13 to play, but the extra point was blocked by Raiders rookie Shurron Pierson.

Woodson missed the Pro Bowl last winter for the first time in his five NFL seasons after injuring his shoulder, leg and groin.

Bucs 20, Dolphins 19

Miami -- Brad Johnson and Shaun King took turns directing a Tampa Bay offense that totaled 134 yards in the opening quarter against Miami's first-team defense. Johnson directed a 45-yard touchdown drive following a turnover, and King, the backup, led a 14-play, 74-yard touchdown march.

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