New York Giants pound New York Jets 26-3
The New York Giants routed the New York Jets 26-3 in an exhibition game.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It didn't matter if it was Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow at quarterback. The New York Jets could do little against the New York Giants' relentless defense.
Rookie Jayron Hosley returned an interception of a Sanchez pass 77 yards for a touchdown, and the defending Super Bowl champions stifled the Jets in a 26-3 exhibition victory Saturday night.
Tebow, making his home debut for the Jets (0-2), led the Jets to their only points of the night on a 30-yard field goal by Josh Brown. But he, like Sanchez, struggled to get much of anything going while working with the second-team offense.
Lawrence Tynes kicked four field goals and former Rutgers fullback Joe Martinek had a 14-yard touchdown catch for the Giants (1-1).
Eli Manning and the Giants' starters were mostly quiet, too, with the Super Bowl most valuable player going 7 of 14 for 62 yards and an interception.
"I thought we had a couple good drives and moved the ball," Manning said.
Sanchez finished 9 of 11 for 59 yards and the costly interception, but was under pressure on nearly every play and sacked three times.
At Rams 31, Chiefs 17
Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives and St. Louis beat Kansas City in the annual Governor's Cup game.
At Texans 20, 49ers 9
Matt Schaub threw a touchdown pass to Lestar Jean, Trindon Holliday returned a punt for another score and Houston's defense stifled San Francisco.
At Bears 33, Redskins 31
Chicago won on Robbie Gould's 57-yard field goal with 31 seconds left.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was 7 of 13 for 122 yards.
At Chargers 28,
Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, an ex-Seahawk, threw two TD passes to help San Diego rally past Dallas.
Vincent Brown caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Whitehurst, but broke his left ankle on the play.
• Players suffering serious injuries in exhibitions earlier last week include Arizona left tackle Levi Brown (torn triceps) and New Orleans linebacker Chris Chamberlain (left knee).