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Originally published August 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM | Page modified August 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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Giants outlast Bills 17-13 to open exhibition season

With running back David Wilson out indefinitely, rookie Andre Williams showed glimpses he can provide the New York Giants’ ground game some fresh legs.


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CANTON, Ohio — With running back David Wilson out indefinitely, rookie Andre Williams showed glimpses he can provide the New York Giants’ ground game some fresh legs.

The fourth-round draft pick and Heisman Trophy finalist out of Boston College had seven carries for 48 yards and scored on a 3-yard run in a 17-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night in the Hall of Fame Game that opens the exhibition season.

Rookie receiver Corey Washington scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 73-yard pass up the right sideline from backup Ryan Nassib with 13:18 remaining. Washington reached back to catch the partly underthrown pass, then stepped around flat-footed defender Kamaal McIlwain.

Williams’ performance was encouraging for the Giants after Wilson suffered his second neck injury in less than a year.

Getting additional playing time as the No. 2 back behind newly acquired starter Rashad Jennings, Williams provided a 1-2 punch to the Giants’ new-look running game that was slowed by injuries last season. And the two took the pressure off quarterback Eli Manning.

Though Manning lost a fumble while being sacked on the second series, Williams helped bail out the offense on the third possession. He had five carries for 37 yards, which he capped with a strong run up the middle to put the Giants ahead 7-3 in the first quarter.

For Buffalo, starting quarterback EJ Manuel had several lapses during two series. He completed just 2 of 7 attempts for 19 yards.

Sammy Watkins, the Bills’ first-round pick, was held without a catch after being targeted three times.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Brett Favre have mended their fences.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Favre will enter the team’s Hall of Fame in 2015 and have his jersey No. 4 retired.

Notes

• In a letter published by the Buffalo News, Jon Bon Jovi wrote that it’s his ownership group’s objective “to make the Bills successful in Buffalo.” The letter, titled “Why We’re Bidding on the Buffalo Bills,” marks the first time the New Jersey rocker has publicly discussed his plans regarding the franchise.

• The Atlanta Falcons added depth at safety by signing free-agent Tyrell Johnson.



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