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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick gets a first down on 12-yard completion to WR DeAndrew White but that's all for Niners offense on his first drive. Kaepernick goes 2-of-5 for 14 yards on his first series of the preseason.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick enters the game for Blaine Gabbert to open the second quarter. Gabbert handled first two series, leading the Niners to a touchdown on their second possession. This is Kaepernick's first appearance of the preseason and he does so with starting offense around him.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Like Letroy Guion, Aaron Ripkowski's knee injury that kept him out tonight vs. San Francisco is not believed serious. Week 1 not an issue, I'm told.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Through one quarter and one play, Aaron Rodgers is 6-of-9 60 yards and one touchdown, a 6-yard swing pass to Randall Cobb. Rodgers played two series, and that might be it.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie RB Daniel Lasco, who has had a strong summer as a runner and special teamer, left after absorbing a big helmet-to-helmet hit that drew a penalty against Steelers. Lasco eventually walked off on his own power after being assisted by trainers on the field.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

You don't hear Marcus Lucas in conversations for the fourth tight end, but he's had a pretty good last week and a half. That touchdown catch from third-string Panthers quarterback Joe Webb showed Lucas' skills as a former wide receiver.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

One other injury update for the Panthers. Undrafted rookie outside linebacker Jeremy Cash is being evaluated for a concussion.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers starting left guard Andrew Norwell has an ankle injury and right guard Trai Turner a shoulder injury. Not sure if they are serious.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton's night appears done. The Panthers quarterback finished 13-for-29 for 100 yards. Throw in the two interceptions and he had a passer rating of 25.1 after having a rating of 126.6 in the first two games.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have bad breakdowns in all phases tonight, including special teams. A long punt return set up a short field for New England, which capitalized for a 16-3 lead. Ron Rivera will not be pleased.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With rookie QB Jacoby Brissett entering he game with 3;48 remaining in the third quarter, it should be the end of the night for both Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady. Garoppolo started, played the first the series, gave way to Brady for four series, then played three more series (not including half-ending kneeldowns). In all, Garoppolo played 27 snaps and Brady 16. The Patriots didn't score with Garoppolo, and had nine points with Brady.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME: STEELERS 21, SAINTS 7. The struggles continue for New Orleans' offensive line this preseason. The starters played the full first half (except for LT Terron Armstead, who had a couple rough moments himself before walking back to locker room with an unspecified ailment). They put one good drive together, but the others were pretty ugly. No sacks, but two holding penalties and an intentional grounding penalty. Also, top RB Mark Ingram ran for just 17 yards on seven carries.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says it "looks like a stupid decision" to play Tyrod Taylor for two series tonight after the quarterback took two big hits early in the game. Taylor was one of the few Bills starters to play tonight in Washington.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on resting his starters in tonight's Bills preseason game at Washington, traditionally a dress rehearsal: "I'm doing what's best for our team. We want to show up at the starting game of the regular season."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Outside linebacker Thomas Davis summed up the first half for the Panthers. "We have to play better. You look at the mistakes that we made. Those are the mistakes that teams that are not as good as we are, that are not as talented as we are, make."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

That looked like the Josh Gordon of 2013. Two receptions, 87 yards, one touchdown.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One player having a tough night: Redskins center Kory Lichtensteiger. He's been called for three holding penalties and has given up pressure on other plays. It's bad timing for Lichtensteiger as the Redskins just traded for center Bryan Stork. If Stork decides to continue playing – there was still doubt if he would – then he could push Lichtensteiger for the starting job "soon" according to one source. Lichtensteiger, who suffered nerve damage in his shoulder last season, had a tough preseason opener as well.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

With 6:02 left in the first half, James Winston has 232 yards passing, two touchdowns, a 146.8 rating and a 27-3 lead.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow, Le'Veon Bell is still in the game. Caught two passes on this drive as Steelers approach two-minute warning.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Winston is wowing! What chemistry with Mike Evans! Impressive. Yes. But Cleveland could be that bad.