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QBs produce for Giants

Collins, Garrett, Palmer find end zone in win

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2001

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kerry Collins, Jason Garrett and Jesse Palmer threw touchdown passes and the New York Giants beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-5 Thursday night, snapping a seven-game preseason losing streak.

Jaret Holmes kicked two field goals and the Giants defense didn't allow a touchdown for the second straight week as New York (1-1) won its first preseason game since beating Jacksonville 27-20 on Aug. 21, 1999.

The losing streak included a bizarre last-second 16-13 loss to the Jaguars a year ago.

Giants rookie linebacker Jack Golden made the ultimate blunder in that game, stripping the ball from a teammate following an interception near the goal line. Jacksonville recovered for a game-winning touchdown.

Vikings 24, Steelers 10

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's defense set up a 10-point flurry late in the first half and the Vikings won their second exhibition game since the death of Korey Stringer, 24-10 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

A moment of silence for Stringer was held before the game, the Vikings' first at the Metrodome since the offensive lineman died from heatstroke Aug. 1. The Vikings also beat New Orleans last Saturday despite limited practice time following Stringer's death.

The Vikings forced two turnovers late in the first half that led to a touchdown and a field goal for a 17-7 halftime lead.



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