Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
CLEVELAND – Brian Hoyer can take a deep breath. His pressure-packed preseason ended positively.
CINCINNATI – Andy Dalton practiced some drop kicks in shorts before the game, the most activity he got all night.

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  • Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night.
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    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in making one last case to make the roster in a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills in their preseason finale on Thursday night.