Jets white out Falcons, Raiders beat Lions in preseason

Jets white out Falcons, Raiders beat Lions in preseason

Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each threw touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-14, on Thursday night in their first preseason game.

The defending Super Bowl champions, Eagles, gave rest to several starters, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Nate Sudfeld threw a pair of scoring passes and two interceptions.

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown also did not play for the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell has not yet signed his franchise tag.

Jones completed his four passes for 83 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown send-off to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the first quarter. Smith-Schuster made a jump to catch the ball over Rasul Douglas at the 33-yard line and escaped untouched to the diagonals.

Fitzgerald Toussaint had a 3-yard touchdown run and a 2-point conversion to give Pittsburgh a 15-8 lead. Dobbs threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson towards the end of the second quarter.

Sudfeld threw a perfect pass for a 63-yard touchdown to Shelton Gibson and sent a 15-yard pass to rookie Dallas Goedert also scoring. He finished with 10 completions in 14 attempts for 140 yards.

Wentz has not yet received medical clearance to have contact after surgery to repair two broken ligaments in his left knee last December. Foles, the Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl, has missed several practices for muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder.

Mason Rudolph, drafted in the third round of the draft and competing with Jones and Dobbs for the Roethlisberger backup, completed seven of 12 passes for 101 yards.
        

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