FOXBORO, Mass. - Quinn Gray threw three touchdowns in the final eight minutes, and the Jaguars ended the Patriots' poor preseason with a 31-0 win Thursday night.
If there was any consolation for the Super Bowl champions, they played without most of their first-stringers, including quarterback Tom Brady, although they were healthy.
Still, Jacksonville, which ended its preseason 3-1, got better performances from its backups after starting quarterback Byron Leftwich played three series, going 4-for-8 for 24 yards.
New England (1-3) lost its third straight game. It opens the season at home Thursday against the Colts with a 15-game winning streak, covering the last regular season and playoffs.
PANTHERS 16, STEELERS 13: One drive was enough for Carolina's Jake Delhomme to get ready for the season. One quarter wasn't for Pittsburgh's Tommy Maddox.
Rod Rutherford's 57-yard completion to Eugene Baker in the fourth set up John Kasay's third field goal, and the visiting Panthers finished consecutive unbeaten preseasons.
The Steelers (2-2) led 13-10 after Rod Bironas' second field goal, but the Panthers recovered Pittsburgh rookie Richard Colclough's fumbled punt early in the fourth and turned it into Kasay's tying 34-yarder.
Rutherford, the former Pitt quarterback who is fourth on Carolina's depth chart, started the Panthers' next possession with a deep throw to Baker, and Kasay kicked a 24-yarder five plays later for the winner.
The Steelers had a chance to win it in the final minute after No.3 quarterback Brian St. Pierre hit Chris Doering for 16 yards and a first down at the Carolina 6, but rookie Willie Parker's fumble was recovered by Ricky Manning, and the Panthers ran out the clock.
RAVENS 27, GIANTS 17: Kyle Boller threw a touchdown, Chris McAlister scored on an interception return and Jim Fassel got to enjoy it all from Baltimore's sideline.
The game was Fassel's first at Giants Stadium since being fired by New York after a 4-12 record last season, and it must have seemed like old times. The Ravens hired Fassel as senior consultant in the offseason.
The Giants, who lost their last eight games in 2003, played poorly, and the fans were booing the team and coach Tom Coughlin by halftime.
LIONS 20, BILLS 17: Drew Bledsoe led Buffalo's first-string offense to its only touchdown of the preseason on the first possession, but host Detroit went ahead for good late in the third when Rick Mirer threw a 26-yard touchdown to David Kircus for a 20-17 lead. Bledsoe was 4-of-6 for 62 yards on his only possession, a 16-play, 90-yard scoring drive.
COWBOYS 24, CHIEFS 20: Tony Romo led the host Cowboys on three straight scoring drives and the defense made it hold up in the fourth. Chiefs quarterback Trent Green completed 7-of-9 for 72 yards and a touchdown, then second-stringer Todd Collins went 5-for-5 for 104 yards with a 53-yard score. Kansas City's Pro Bowl safety, Jerome Woods, had an interception in his return from a hamstring injury, and Lawrence Tynes had fourth-quarter field goals of 46 and 27 yards.
SEAHAWKS 23, VIKINGS 21: Trent Dilfer completed 17 of 20 passes for 211 yards and two first-half touchdowns and Seneca Wallace led a late drive for the winning field goal for host Seattle. Josh Brown kicked a 28-yarder with no time left after Wallace led a nine-play, 68-yard drive in the final 2:57. Brown also had a 41-yard field goal with 5:21 to play and a 39-yarder early in the second half.