first_img Since you’re here… Fox chooses not to show NFL anthem protest as Kaepernick fraternity marches Reuse this content Eli Manning didn’t have Beckham in his 200th straight start after his dynamic top target sprained his ankle in a preseason game. The Giants were outgained in the first half 265-49 while falling behind 16-0.Manning was 28 of 37 for 211 yards with an interception and didn’t connect with new receiver Brandon Marshall, who dropped his best chance for a catch with open field in front.Witten scored the Cowboys’ first touchdown on a 12-yard catch and finished with seven catches for 59, breaking Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin’s club record of 11,904 yards. Witten, already the franchise leader in catches, now has 1,096 receptions for 11,947 yards.Elsewhere, Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels’ strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up Ty Montgomery’s six-yard touchdown run on the next play to spark the Packers’ 17-9 win.Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 311 yards and added a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson to make it an eight-point game late in the third quarter.Rodgers’ regular-season streak of passes without an interception ended at a career-high 251. The Seahawks defense reinforced by the return of safety Earl Thomas bottled up receivers from making many big plays and put plenty of pressure on Rodgers.But the Packers started denting Seattle with runs or quick passes to Nelson, Randall Cobb and Montgomery in the second half, chewing up clock in the process. A 12-play, 53-yard drive that took up more than 5 minutes ended with Mason Crosby’s 40-yard field goal with 8:01 left to make it a two-score game.Green Bay’s defense had an even better debut, especially considering how maligned the Packers were against the pass last season.Seattle managed just three field goals. Wilson was held to 14 of 27 for 158 yards. The Packers held decisive edges in total yardage (370-225) and first downs (26-12). Green Bay held the ball for 39 minutes.Sunday’s other results: Arizona Cardinals 23-35 Detroit Lions; Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 Washington; Atlanta Falcons 23-17 Chicago Bears; Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7 Houston Texans; New York Jets 12-21 Buffalo Bills; Oakland Raiders 26-16 Tennessee Titans; Baltimore Ravens 20-0 Cincinnati Bengals; Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Cleveland Browns; Indianapolis Colts 9-26 Los Angeles Rams; Carolina Panthers 23-3 San Francisco 49ers. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Green Bay Packers Topics Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Pinterest Seattle Seahawks Share on Twitter NFL news Dallas Cowboys Share on LinkedIn Share via Email New York Giants Jason Witten scored the only touchdown while breaking the franchise record for yards receiving and the Dallas defense shackled a New York offense missing Odell Beckham Jr in the Cowboys’ 19-3 season-opening victory over the Giants on Sunday night.Ezekiel Elliott had 104 yards rushing and another 36 receiving two days after a judge halted his six-game suspension over a domestic violence case, although last year’s NFL rushing leader had already been cleared to play the opener.Dak Prescott was turnover-free while throwing for 268 yards as the Cowboys dominated a rival who had swept them during a 13-3 season that topped the NFC and was fueled by the sensational rookie years for the quarterback-running back duo. Dan Bailey kicked four field goals. Share on Facebook Support The Guardian US sportslast_img

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