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August 12, 2011
@Syracuse 19, Baltimore 10
4th quarter interceptions of Donovan McNabb by LaRon Landry and Antonio Cromartie of Syracuse, the former in the end zone, helped keep Baltimore off the scoreboard after intermission.

August 13, 2011
@Connecticut 28, Hershey 10
Defending champion Connecticut got off to a fast start with touchdowns in the first 5 minutes by Charles Woodson and Steve Smith and never looked back in their easy win over Hershey.

Washington 28, @Philadelphia 21
Adrian Peterson ran for 4 scores and the Washington defense picked off Brett Favre 4 times. Percy Harvin ran back a kickoff for a Philadelphia touchdown.

August 14, 2011
@New York 38, Providence 24
After 3 1st half turnovers, Mark Sanchez of New York starred in his first EFL game, while Providence disintegrated in the 2nd half. O.J. Atogwe had 3 sacks among his 8 tackles.

 

August 13, 2011
Delaware 27, @Charleston 17
A jaw-dropping play by Ray Edwards propelled Delaware to victory over Charleston. With the Cherries holding a 10‑3 lead midway through the 3rd quarter, the Cannons had 3rd and 7 at the Delaware 10. Eli Manning launched a pass in the direction of Dustin Keller near the right sideline. Edwards tipped the ball, caught it himself, and rumbled in the opposite direction. He broke tackles near the Charleston 20 and 10 and dragged Jamaal Charles the last several yards for a 92-yard pick-six. That gave the Cherries a comfortable 17‑3 lead and represented a potential 14-point swing.

Brandon Meriweather intercepted a Manning pass on the ensuing Cannons possession. That led to a John Kasay field goal and a 20‑3 Delaware advantage.

Charleston got back in the game early in the 4th quarter with a pair of scores by Charles, who finished with 134 yards on the ground on 16 trips. The Cherries answered with an 11-play, 75-yard drive over nearly 6 minutes for the game-clinching score. The drive was highlighted by a 30-yard completion from Philip Rivers to Heath Miller, Miller’s recovery of a Rivers fumble, and a 14-yard completion for a 1st down to Tony Richardson. On 4th and goal at the 1 Ray Rice followed a crushing block by Chris Kemoeatu into the end zone to make it 27‑17 with 3:14 left.

Rivers was great, connecting on 27 of 34 attempts for 276 yards.