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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.

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