EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Brett Favre proved he's a quick study. The New York Jets' new quarterback also showed he has plenty of zip remaining in that rocket right arm.
The three-time MVP was solid in his brief Jets debut after a week of cramming to learn his new playbook, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Keller to cap his second series in a 13-10 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday night.
Just 10 days after being acquired from Green Bay, Favre finished 5-of-6 for 48 yards and the touchdown. He said his arm felt fatigued early in the week, but looked strong in his two series. He lasted 14 plays after coach Eric Mangini said he expected Favre to take 8-12 snaps.
"Nervous, excited," Favre said of how he felt in his debut. "Some feelings I haven't felt in a while, but I was excited."
He was replaced by backup Kellen Clemens with the Jets (1-1) leading 7-3.
Colt Brennan's 33-yard touchdown pass to Jason Goode with 1:09 remaining put the Redskins ahead 13-10. James Ihedigbo went for the interception and missed as Goode got behind him, caught the pass and rumbled into the end zone.
Former Utah QB Brett Ratliff then led the Jets down to the Redskins 5 with an impressive drive, but Mike Nugent missed a 23-yard field goal attempt as time expired.
PANTHERS' LUCAS, SMITH TOGETHER AGAIN: When Steve Smith broke the huddle and lined up wide right, Ken Lucas was there to meet him on the other side of the line of scrimmage. This time, no punches were thrown.
The players faced off Saturday for the first time since Smith broke Lucas' nose with a sucker punch during the Carolina Panthers' training camp more than two weeks ago.
Lucas, who needed surgery to reset his nose, attended his first practice since the Aug. 1 fight. Smith was on the field after sustaining a concussion in the preseason opener against Indianapolis last week.
Even though reporters were kept two fields away from practice, it was clear the usual trash talking between the two was kept at a minimum.
Both players declined to talk after the workout, and coach John Fox did his best to downplay the significance of their first practice together since the fight.
"Oh, that's well past," Fox said. "In fact, until you mentioned, it I didn't think about it. It's good to have them both back."
BECK DOESN'T PLAY IN DOLPHINS' WIN: Chad Pennington's arrival has left the future of Miami's other two quarterbacks Josh McCown and John Beck in doubt. The Dolphins, coming off an embarrassing 1-15 season, will likely keep only one of them on their final roster. However, head coach Tony Sparano has said the team could keep four quarterbacks. Neither Beck or McCown played against Jacksonville.
RAMS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN HURT: St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Mark Setterstrom was carted off the field early in the second half Saturday night after re-injuring the knee that landed him on injured reserve the final 13 games of last season.
Setterstrom began training camp as the starting right guard. He was a reserve in a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers after missing time with a strained muscle near his right knee.
Setterstrom tore a ligament and damaged cartilage against the Bucs last September. A seventh-round pick in 2006, he has made nine starts in two seasons.
BULGER TAKEN OUT AFTER HARD HIT: St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger was removed from Saturday night's preseason game after getting hit from behind in the final minute of the first half, but the team said he was not injured. Bulger appeared ready to pass when he was drilled by the Chargers' Jyles Tucker. The ball popped out of his hand for a fumble that was recovered by guard Jacob Bell. The team said Bulger's arm took the brunt of the hit, but that he was OK, and after a few minutes on the bench he joined the rest of the offensive reserves near the field.
Trent Green replaced Bulger, who was 8-for-15 for 75 yards and two interceptions in the half.
VIKINGS QB JACKSON HURTS LEG: Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson hurt his right knee and was removed in the first quarter of Minnesota's preseason game Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The injury occurred late in the quarter on a tackle by Baltimore linebacker Antwan Barnes. Jackson was running around right end on a scramble before Barnes caught up to the third-year quarterback and hit him on the leg.