Rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs threw a 28-yard touchdown pass and Chris Boswell kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter to give Pittsburgh the lead for good in a 20-12 win over the New York Giants. Terrell Watson added a 15-yard touchdown run in a game that had little offense with Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers and Eli Manning of the Giants being given the night off.
San Francisco’s Matt Barkley completed 10 of 17 passes for 168 yards, and C.J. Beathard threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie Pat Mahomes completed seven of nine with one touchdown pass for the Chiefs.
Ryan Fitzpatrick made a good initial impression with Tampa Bay, completing his first series with a six-yard touchdown run, before the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 23-12 victory over the Buccaneers. Fitzpatrick, vying for the backup job behind Jameis Winston, had mixed results after his touchdown completing six of 13 overall with an interception.