EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets’ starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants’ backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday night.

Smith was 9 of 14 for 137 yards, including a 1-yard scoring toss to rookie Jace Amaro. Vick replaced Smith to start the second half, and finished 4 of 5 for 34 yards in his two series for the Jets (2-1).

Manning, still adjusting to new coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense, struggled most of the way but hit Rueben Randle for a 15-yard touchdown with 5 seconds left in the first half. Manning was 12 of 21 for 139 yards for the Giants, now 4-0 in the preseason.

LIONS 13, JAGUARS 12: Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights as Detroit won a penalty-filled game at Allen park, Michigan.

Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions struggled in the red zone.

Blake Bortles threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars. Jacksonville started Chad Henne, but Bortles – the third pick in this year’s draft – was impressive in relief. here herey


CARDINALS: Arizona wrapped up training camp with two important cogs in their defense working their way back into the fray.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu has made a speedier-than-expected recovery from a severe knee injury and outside linebacker John Abraham is working his way back into shape after arriving late while he took care of what he termed “personal stuff.”

BROWNS: Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL for directing a middle-finger salute at Washington’s bench Monday night in a preseason game, a source familiar with the situation confirmed for the Beacon Journal on Friday.

ESPN and NFL Network first reported the fine Friday morning.

Manziel is still contemplating whether he will appeal the fine, according to NFL Network’s report. The fine, which is more than the league’s $11,025 minimum for the offense, could be reduced to 25 percent of Manziel’s weekly check, or about $6,000, if he were to win an appeal.

CHIEFS: Offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line.

DOLPHINS: Miami cut tight end Michael Egnew, their 2012 third-round pick, ending what turned out to be a bad experiment. Egnew becomes the highest draft pick the Dolphins have cut since they released quarterback Pat White, the 2009 second-round pick out of West Virginia, in 2010.

CHARGERS: For linebacker Manti Te’o, it’s another dreaded summer rerun.

The Chargers play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and just like last year, Te’o is skipping the third preseason game with a sprained foot.

This summer the injury is to his left foot. Last year, it was his right and forced him to miss the first three regular-season games.

SAINTS: Quarterback Drew Brees should be back at his old job Saturday night, leading the Saints prolific offense against Indianapolis.

Brees, who has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle, has seen limited action this month in an effort to get healthy.

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