FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ trio was plagued by turnovers.
Brady’s scoring pass came after he threw an interception that Cory Williams returned 77 yards for a touchdown and the Patriots rebounded from a poor preseason debut for a 42-35 win on Friday night.
Brady’s backups also were sharp in their competition for the No. 2 quarterback job with rookie Jimmy Garoppolo throwing two touchdown passes and Ryan Mallett passing for a score and running for another.
Seahawks 41, Chargers 14: In Seattle, Russell Wilson threw for 121 yards and ran for two touchdowns, leading Seattle to scores on all four of his possessions and the Seahawks San Diego.
Wilson completed 11 of 13 passes, and connected on his first eight attempts in Seattle’s first appearance at home since winning the Super Bowl. He ran for another 31 yards as Seattle finished the first half with 260 yards of offense, 255 of those with Wilson at quarterback.
WR BOWE SUSPENDED FOR SEASON OPENER: In Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver’s license and two containers of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.
Bowe, a former LSU standout, issued a statement through the NFL Players’ Association shortly after the suspension was announced in which he apologized for having to miss the Titans game on Sept. 7.
Bowe is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
Pettine hopes to name starting QB on Tuesday: In Cleveland, finally, at long last, the Browns have a date to name their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.
That’s when Browns coach Mike Pettine aims to announce his starter for Cleveland’s Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh. His choice could be influenced by how the quarterbacks play in Monday’s nationally televised game at Washington.
“Something unforeseen could come up, but we’re hopeful because I do want to see if I can cut the quarterback questions down by about 90 percent after next week,” said Pettine. “The chemistry, the continuity, it’s important to establish that.”
On Thursday, Pettine said Hoyer will start against the Redskins on Monday night, with Manziel getting snaps with the first-team offense.
QB Bortles to get snaps with starters: In Jacksonville, Florida, rookie Blake Bortles will get his first opportunity with the first-team offense this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Friday that Bortles will get repetitions with the starters in practice and will play about a quarter with them during next week’s preseason game at Detroit.
In other Jaguars news, they will be shuffling their offensive line because right tackle Austin Pasztor broke his hand in Thursday game at Chicago and will be sidelined at least a month. Cam Bradfield will start in Pasztor’s place next week at Detroit.
and likely will be in the lineup opening day at Philadelphia.
TE Zach Miller out for season: In Lake Forest, Illinois, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has been placed on season-ending injured reserve because of the foot injury he suffered in Thursday’s 20-19 preseason win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kaepernick won’t play much against Broncos: In Santa Clara, Calif., 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t likely to play more than a series or two when San Francisco plays its first preseason game at newly finished Levi’s Stadium.
Kaepernick completed his only pass and led San Francisco to a field goal in his only series of work in last week’s 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Backups Blaine Gabbert and Josh Johnson split the majority of playing time the rest of the way. McLeod Bethel-Thompson mopped up in the fourth quarter.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said the plan will be the same when the 49ers host the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
One player who won’t be playing at all is running back Marcus Lattimore. The 2013 fourth-round draft pick has been “making gains” according to Harbaugh, but remains on the team’s non-football injury list.