>>Green Bay Whips Kansas City
Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers routed the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-14, in the preseason finale. With Aaron Rodgers and the rest of Green Bay's starters resting, Flynn started the game under center and had 102 yards passing, while Tolzien spelled him and completed 12-of-18 passes for 139 yards. Four different receivers had touchdown catches. Tyler Bray had 116 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Chiefs, who also went with mostly reserves in the final tune-up before the regular season kicks off. Joe McKnight had 50 yards and a score on the ground in defeat.
>>Dolphins Edge Rams
The Miami Dolphins scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-13 on Thursday night. Miami was down 13-0 entering the fourth but got a 5-yard touchdown run from Daniel Thomas on fourth down and took the lead on Seth Lobato's 22-yard TD pass to Matt Hazel with 6:15 remaining. The Dolphins concluded the preseason with a 3-1 record and will host AFC East rival New England to begin the regular season.
Austin Davis and Garrett Gilbert split the snaps at quarterback for St. Louis with Shaun Hill sitting out. Hill became the Rams' starter following the season-ending injury to Sam Bradford. The former No. 1 overall draft pick retore the ACL in his left knee last Saturday. Davis played the first two quarters and threw for 162 yards, including a touchdown pass to Austin Pettis. The second half belonged to Gilbert, who passed for only 50 yards.
>>Browns Crush Bears
Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer played just one series against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night and took Cleveland on a 13-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a Ben Tate touchdown run. Hoyer completed 6-of-8 passes for 69 yards on the drive as the Browns rolled to a 33-13 victory in the preseason finale for both teams.
Rookie Johnny Manziel connected on 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Texas A&M product also carried the ball four times for 55 yards. Isaiah Crowell carried the ball 13 times for 102 yards and a score for the Browns, who start the regular season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. Willie Snead caught three passes for 75 yards. David Fales completed 13-of-24 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Bears, who open the season at home against the Bills on Sept. 7. Santonio Holmes caught a 32-yard TD pass from Fales.
>>Sam Confident About NFL Future
(Miami, FL) -- Rookie defensive end Michael Sam believes in his NFL future. He said after last night's preseason finale against the Dolphins that he's "very confident he's going to be on a team, the Rams or any other team in the NFL." Final roster cuts are due tomorrow. Sam led the Rams with six tackles in a 14-13 loss to Miami. He's attempting to become the first openly gay player to make an NFL roster after coming out publicly earlier this year.
>>Peyton Manning Fined For Taunting
(Denver, CO) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is being hit with a fine by the NFL for taunting. ESPN reports the league is docking the 13-time Pro Bowler more than 82-hundred-dollars for getting in the face of Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger following a 29-yard touchdown pass on Saturday. It was the first time in Manning's 16-year playing career that he has been flagged for taunting. Previous to the touchdown strike, Swearinger delivered a blow to the helmet of Broncos receiver Wes Welker that resulted in a concussion. Manning told reporters after the game he didn't feel the penalty hurt the team, and more recently that the fine was "money well spent."
>>Adrian Peterson: I'd Play For Cowboys
(Arlington, TX) -- Minnesota Vikings running Adrian Peterson says he would like to play for his hometown Dallas Cowboys before the end of his career. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that Peterson in a phone conversation expressed his interest in playing for the Cowboys when his tenure with the Vikings comes to an end. The show profiles Jones as he owns and operates the most valuable franchise in American sports. The 29-year-old Peterson is in the fourth year of a seven-year, 100-million-dollar contract.