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Owens, McNabb watch Eagles’ loss

September 2, 2005

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— Donovan McNabb watched from the press box, and Terrell Owens looked on from the bench as the New York Jets' backups dominated the Philadelphia Eagles' junior varsity in a 37-14 victory Thursday night.

Chad Pennington played one series for the Jets, completing all three of his passes and leading the offense into the end zone. Rashad Washington returned an interception 99 yards for a score, and Derrick Blaylock and Little John Flowers had TD runs.

No matter how tenuous their relationship, it's clear the Eagles need McNabb and Owens on the field. The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback and the All-Pro wideout have been feuding and aren't on speaking terms. But they connected five times for 131 yards, including a 64-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, last week in their lone appearance together.

Falcons 20, Dolphins 17

Miami - Etric Pruitt scored on a 51-yard interception return, and Atlanta allowed no first downs in the opening 25 minutes. Both Gus Frerotte and A.J. Feeley struggled in their competition to become Miami's starting quarterback.

Buccaneers 38, Texans 14

Tampa, Fla. - Tampa Bay intercepted David Carr twice in the first quarter, converting the turnovers into a field goal and touchdown. Backup quarterback Chris Simms threw for 163 yards and three TDs for the Bucs, who didn't allow Houston to score until third-string quarterback Dave Ragone teamed with Sloan Thomas on a 74-yard pass play late in the third quarter.

Raiders 13, Saints 6

Oakland, Calif. - Randy Moss caught a 27-yard touchdown from Kerry Collins in the first quarter for the game's only touchdown, leading Oakland.

Giants 27, Patriots 3

Foxboro, Mass. - Jared Lorenzen and Jesse Palmer led New York to touchdowns in their battle for the No. 3 quarterback spot. The No. 2 quarterbacks - former Boston College players Doug Flutie of the Patriots and Tim Hasselbeck of the Giants - played four series apiece.

Browns 16, Bears 6

Chicago - Rookie Charlie Frye did all he could to claim the backup quarterback job, completing 12 of 14 passes for 186 yards for Cleveland. Frye, starting for Trent Dilfer, completed all seven passes and led Cleveland to a touchdown in the second quarter.

Steelers 21, Panthers 17

Charlotte, N.C. - Backup Charlie Batch threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Sean Morey with 1:35 to play to spoil Stephen Davis' return from knee surgery. Davis carried the ball five times for 17 yards in a very brief appearance.

Cowboys 27, Jaguars 20

Irving, Texas - Julius Jones gained 75 yards on 11 carries, softening things up for Drew Bledsoe to hit his first seven passes.

Packers 21, Titans 17

Nashville, Tenn. - Craig Nall tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Walt Williams early in the fourth quarter, and Mike Hawkins intercepted a pass in the end zone with 2:26 left for Green Bay.

Ravens 26, Redskins 20, OT

Baltimore - Jamal Lewis ran for 15 yards on six carries in his preseason debut for the Ravens, and third-string quarterback Derek Anderson threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Randy Hymes with 12:39 left in overtime.

Chargers 28, 49ers 24

San Diego - Cleo Lemon, San Diego's third-string quarterback, threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Ruvell Martin with 19 seconds left.

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