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OAKLAND — Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand in the Detroit Lions' 31-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.
Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an incomplete pass in the second quarter. Team trainers wrapped Stafford's left hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline. Shaun Hill took over on Detroit's next possession.
Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 out of Georgia.
After a right shoulder injury sidelined him for all but three games in 2010, Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season to lead the Lions to the playoffs, where they lost to New Orleans in the division round.
Oakland sidelined several more Detroit players during the contest.
Cornerback Bill Bentley departed with a shoulder injury and Chris Houston with a left ankle injury for the Lions.
Running back Kevin Smith also left with a right ankle injury and trainers wrapped bandages around Mikel Leshoure's midsection after his final run.
Redskins 30, Colts 17
LANDOVER, Md. — Andrew Luck stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush, then put a deep ball down the left side into the arms of fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton for a 31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an 80-yard drive.
Robert Griffin III took a high-and-wide shotgun snap and drifted to the right to find Santana Moss for a 4-yard score, also at the end of an 80-yard drive.
Call it a draw between the top two picks in the draft. No interceptions. No fumbles. No what-was-he-thinking moments. Just a display of poise and promise Saturday as Griffin's Redskins defeated Luck's Colts in one of the most anticipated games of the preseason.
No. 1 pick Luck completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards and the touchdown to third-round selection Hilton.
No. 2 Griffin went 11 for 17 for 74 yards and the scoring throw to veteran Moss. Both quarterbacks played one series into the third quarter in the teams' dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the Redskins ahead 14-7 when the subs took over.
The game was marketed to the hilt, offering a ground-floor glimpse at two players given the burden of reviving proud franchises that have fallen on hard times. The Colts are coming off a 2-14 season as they embark on the post-Peyton Manning era, while the Redskins went 5-11 last year for a fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC East.
Even so, it was merely a preseason game. The atmosphere in the stadium was far from electric — attendance was announced as 60,047 — and the offenses were still running basic schemes, saving the more creative stuff for their regular-season openers in two weeks.
Through three preseason games, Luck is 40 for 64 for 514 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 90.2 rating. Griffin is 20 for 31 for 193 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 103.2 rating.
In fact, someone forgot to tell Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris that the game wasn't all about him. The sixth-round draft pick, getting the start because of a rash of injuries, ran for 107 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Evan Royster (knee) and Roy Helu, Jr. (Achilles), both sat out, while Tim Hightower was limited to five carries in his first game since tearing the ACL in his left knee last season.
Steelers 38, Bills 7
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Receiver Antonio Brown scored two touchdowns in leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a rout.
Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow start by engineering an 11-play, 98-yard touchdown drive for the go-ahead score with a 6-yard pass to Brown at the end of the first half.
Brown then opened the second half with a 39-yard touchdown catch from backup Byron Leftwich in helping the Steelers improve to 2-1.
Fred Jackson scored on a 1-yard plunge, and high-priced defensive end Mario Williams had two sacks for the Bills, who dropped to 0-3.