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  • Lions QB Stafford injured in Raiders win

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand in Oakland's 31-20 preseason win over Detroit on Saturday.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand in Oakland's 31-20 preseason win over Detroit on Saturday.
    Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an incomplete pass in the second quarter. Team trainers wrapped Stafford's left hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline. Shaun Hill took over on Detroit's next possession.
    Oakland (1-2) sidelined several more Detroit (1-2) players.
    Cornerback Bill Bentley departed with a shoulder injury and Chris Houston with a left ankle injury in the first half for the Lions. Running back Kevin Smith also left with a right ankle injury and trainers wrapped bandages around Mikel Leshoure's midsection after his final run.
    Redskins 30, Colts 17
    At Landover, Md., Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were both impressive in a matchup of the top two picks in the NFL draft.
    No. 1 selection Luck completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards and a 31-yard touchdown to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton for the Colts. No. 2 pick Griffin went 11 for 17 for 74 yards and a 4-yard scoring throw to Santana Moss.
    Both played one series into the third quarter in the teams' dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the Redskins ahead 14-7 when the subs took over.
    Cowboys 20, Rams 19
    At Arlington, Texas, Tony Romo threw for 198 yards with two long touchdowns to Dwayne Harris while playing only the first quarter, and Dallas beat St. Louis.
    Romo completed 9-of-13 passes, including a 61-yard TD after Harris got behind the Rams defense. On the next possession, Harris split two defenders after making the catch for a 38-yard score.
    Saints 34, Texans 27
    At New Orleans, Matt Schaub and Drew Brees looked sharp in a high-scoring first half, and Joe Morgan's touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted New Orleans over Houston.
    Schaub completed 15-of-18 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, but three turnovers by Houston helped the Saints stay close despite two fumbles of their own.
    Steelers 38, Bills 7
    At Orchard Park, N.Y., receiver Antonio Brown scored two touchdowns in leading Pittsburgh to a preseason rout of Buffalo.
    Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow start by engineering an 11-play, 98-yard touchdown drive for the go-ahead score with a 6-yard pass to Brown at the end of the first half. Brown then opened the second half with a 39-yard touchdown catch from backup Byron Leftwich in helping the Steelers improve to 2-1.
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