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Brennan injured in loss to Jacksonville


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POSTED: Friday, September 04, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. » Washington skipped right over backup quarterback Todd Collins and turned things over to rookie Chase Daniel on the second drive in a 24-17 loss to Jacksonville last night.

Daniel, battling former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan for the third-string job, completed eight of 16 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. He fumbled on Quentin Groves' sack, and Jacksonville scored three plays later.

Brennan was 10 of 14 for 83 yards before leaving the game with a hamstring injury.

Patriots 38, Giants 27

Patriots rookie Brian Hoyer helped his chances to become Tom Brady's primary backup, throwing a scoring pass and leading three drives that BenJarvus Green-Ellis finished with rushing touchdowns.

Bengals 38, Colts 7

Bengals backup quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan capped his only series with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell.

Bears 26, Browns 23

Robbie Gould kicked two of his four field goals in the fourth quarter for Chicago, and Caleb Hanie went nine of 13 for 119 yards and a touchdown.

Titans 27, Packers 13

Vince Young ran for a touchdown and threw for another in his strongest performance this preseason for Tennessee (3-2).

Ravens 20, Falcons 3

John Beck was 16 of 28 for 232 yards and two touchdowns to help Baltimore finish the preseason 4-0.

Dolphins 10, Saints 7

Patrick Cobbs rushed for 54 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run, and Miami had eight sacks and an interception to complete exhibition play 4-0.

Lions 17, Bills 6

Detroit rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 draft pick out of Georgia, made his second start and finished five of nine for 81 yards with two drive-killing turnovers—a fumble and interception. Lions cornerback Chris Roberson made a case to make the team with an interception and a fumble recovery.

Rams 17, Chiefs 9

Quincy Butler returned an interception 28 yards for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter, and the Rams forced three turnovers.

Steelers 21, Panthers 10

Pittsburgh's first-team defense forced a three and out, Stefan Logan returned a punt for a touchdown, and the Steelers' second unit made Carolina punt before Ben Roethlisberger hit the field.

Broncos 19, Cardinals 0

Rookie quarterback Tom Brandstater completed 16 of 30 passes for 187 yards, and led the Broncos to scores on four of their first five possessions.

Seahawks 31, Raiders 21

Aaron Curry made four tackles, two for losses, hit Oakland quarterbacks twice, then sacked one and forced a fumble to set up a field goal.

And that was just in the first half for the rookie, who was the only projected starter to play for Seattle.