ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
Getting his turn to start in Buffalo's offseason-long three-way quarterback competition, Manuel hit Charles Clay for a 67-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He re-entered the game for two-plus series in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard touchdown as Buffalo improved to 2-1.
For Pittsburgh (1-3), Michael Vick hit Martavis Bryant for a 63-yard completion on his first snap from scrimmage after taking over for starter Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter. It was Vick's debut with the Steelers, who signed the 35-year-old after backup Bruce Gradkowski sustained a season-ending left hand injury last week.
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Vick finished 4 of 5 for 116 yards and was sacked once in two series.
BROWNS 31, BUCCANEERS 7
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Josh McCown finished two long drives with touchdown passes to outplay rookie Jameis Winston.
Back in half-filled Raymond James Stadium and facing the team that released him to clear the way to select Winston No. 1 overall in this year's draft, McCown completed 17 of 23 passes for 117 yards. He showed why the Browns (1-2) think the 36-year-old quarterback can help them contend for a playoff berth.
Winston, meanwhile, struggled in his third preseason start. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was 6 of 15 for 90 yards, threw one interception and was sacked four times before leaving after one series in the third quarter.
VIKINGS 28, COWBOYS 14
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes even as Dez Bryant again sat out for the Cowboys, and Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater was perfect in the Vikings' win.
Bridgewater completed all seven of his passes for 76 yards and finally found a connection with his new receiver. Mike Wallace had three catches for 50 yards, including a 39-yard grab.
Cordarrelle Patterson had a 107-yard kickoff return for Minnesota.
Romo, who completed one pass for minus-1 yard in his only series while Dallas lost its first two preseason games, was 5 of 8 for 88 yards in his five series. Both TDs were in the second quarter, with a 60-yard catch-and-run by Terrance Williams.
Dallas led 14-10 when Romo threw his final pass, an 8-yard TD to Lucky Whitehead.
Bryant has dealt with a strained hamstring throughout camp and hasn't played since signing his new $70 million, five-year contract in mid-July.
DOLPHINS 13, FALCONS 9
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line.
Miami center Mike Pouncey left in the first half because of a knee injury, leaving the Dolphins (1-2) with only two starting offensive linemen at their regular positions. Pouncey limped to the locker room shortly before halftime and didn't return.
Tannehill went 15 for 19 for 145 yards and a touchdown before leaving shortly before halftime with Miami leading 7-3. His scoring pass covered 2 yards to Rishard Matthews.
In three exhibition games, Tannehill is 33 for 41 for 303 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
While Tannehill wasn't touched, counterpart Matt Ryan was sacked three times in four series.
JETS 28, GIANTS 18
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes and Antonio Cromartie scored on a 59-yard interception return in the waning seconds of the first half.
After struggling in place of the injured Geno Smith in the first two preseason games, Fitzpatrick hit 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards. He threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker and added a 24-yarder on a screen pass to Zac Stacy as the Jets (2-1) showed balance on offense.
Rashad Jennings scored on a 1-yard run for the Giants (1-2), whose first-team offense has produced 10 points in 12 preseason possessions. Eli Manning (12 of 16 for 90 yards) was having a good half until Cromartie stepped in front of James Jones and scored with 6 seconds left in the half.
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