Karim Abdul-Jabbar scored on two 1-yard runs as the Miami Dolphins completed their first undefeated preseason since 1981 by beating the Green Bay Packers 21-7 Friday night.
Jason Taylor intercepted a deflected pass and returned it 38 yards to set up Miami's second touchdown for a 14-0 halftime lead.The Dolphins finished the exhibition season 4-0. After going 4-0 in the 1981 preseason, they went 11-4-1 during the regular season. Green Bay, playing its second road game in five days, finished 2-3.
Dan Marino drove the Dolphins 55 yards for a touchdown on their opening possession and finished 3 of 7 for 27 yards.
Tight end Hendrick Lusk, acquired off waivers Wednesday, caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from third-string quarterback Damon Huard after Brett Favre played three series for Green Bay.
SEAHAWKS 21, 49ERS 20: At Seattle, John Friesz, the forgotten man in the Seattle Seahawks' exhibition season, made sure coach Dennis Erickson remembered who he was.
Friesz passed two yards to rookie Bobby Shaw for a touchdown with 25 seconds left as the Seahawks came back to beat the San Francisco 49ers 21-20 Friday night.
Todd Peterson kicked the extra point to give the Seahawks a 4-1 record for the preseason. San Francisco ended up at 2-3.
With Steve Young on the bench in uniform with a bruised passing hand suffered last week against Miami at 3COM park, Ty Detmer completed 11 of 21 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Jim Druckenmiller started in place of Young and was 14-of-22 for 104 yards.
BILLS 27, REDSKINS 17: At Orchard Park, N.Y., the Buffalo Bills, who entered the game last in the league with 37 points, had first-half touchdown drives of 70 and 99 yards in beating Washington.
Buffalo (2-2) quarterback Rob Johnson connected on a 52-yard pass to Eric Moulds and found tight end Lonnie Johnson for a 5-yard touchdown pass that gave the Bills a 7-0 lead 6:13 into the game.
Rob Johnson left the game after just one series and was replaced by backup Doug Flutie, who led the Bills on a 14-play, 99-yard second quarter drive for a 14-0 advantage.
FALCONS 17, BENGALS 0: At Atlanta, 44-year-old Steve DeBerg, trying to become the oldest player in the NFL since George Blanda, directed two second-half touchdown drives to lead Atlanta over Cincinnati.
DeBerg, who hasn't played a regular-season game since 1993, was 10-of-14 for 129 yards and a touchdown. Almost as important, he avoided any sacks after looking lethargic in his first preseason appearance for the Falcons (2-2).
If DeBerg makes the team, he will be the league's oldest player since Blanda finished up his career in the 1970s kicking as a 49-year-old.
RAVENS 14, GIANTS 6: At East Rutherford, N.J., Baltimore limited New York to two field goals and got a game-winning, 23-yard touchdown run from Errict Rhett in the third quarter to beat the Giants and cap a perfect preseason.
Priest Holmes scored on a 5-yard run with 28 seconds to play for the Ravens (4-0), who gave up 26 points in the exhibition season.
RAMS 10, CHIEFS 6: At Kansas City, Mo., Greg Hill scored St. Louis' only touchdown in his return to Kansas City, giving the Rams a win over the Chiefs in a penalty-filled Governor's Cup exhibition game. The result probably helped nail down a roster spot for Hill, who was not re-signed by the Chiefs after last season and only joined St. Louis earlier this month.
VIKINGS 42, CHARGERS 28: At Minneapolis, Brad Johnson threw three first-half touchdown passes as Minnesota finished the exhibition season unbeaten with a victory over San Diego.
After the NFL owners approved his $250 million purchase last month, new owner Red McCombs predicted that Minnesota would have a chance to win every game in 1998.
On Friday, they cruised until mop-up time against the Chargers (3-1), who were after their first perfect preseason since 1962.
JETS 24, BEARS 7: At Chicago, Wayne Chrebet caught four passes for 86 yards and a touchdown and third-string running backs Richie Anderson and Robert Farmer combined for 123 yards and a touchdown as the Jets beat the Bears.
It was the Jets' first victory over the Bears in four exhibition games. Chicago was booed off the field after finishing the preseason winless (0-4) for just the fourth time in team history.
The Jets shredded Chicago's defense, outgaining the Bears 474 yards to 218.
SAINTS 10, BUCS 6: At New Orleans, after their first-string offense was shut out in the first half, the New Orleans Saints managed a touchdown with their second string and a field goal with their third string for a victory over Tampa Bay.
It was not a game to build confidence for the Saints (1-3) heading into the season, however.