Red-hot Wilson routs Broncos
The Seattle Seahawks look ready for the regular season to begin after they thrashed the Denver Broncos 40-10 in their latest pre-season outing.
Seattle are among the favourites for the 2014 Super Bowl and they appeared well in sync three weeks before their season-opener in Carolina.
Quarterback Russell Wilson, one of last season's leading rookies, threw touchdown passes to Jermaine Kearse and Sean McGrath, completing 8-of-12 throws for 127 yards before leaving at half-time.
Kearse also wowed home fans with a 107-yard kick-off return for a touchdown and Brandon Browner recovered a Ronnie Hillman fumble in the endzone and ran it back 106 yards for another score.
Peyton Manning was in good form for the Broncos as well, completing 11-of-16 passes for 163 yards, including an early touchdown to Wes Welker, but they were made to pay for a series of mistakes that Seattle lapped up.
The New York Jets were also big winners on Saturday night, although most of the damage in their 37-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars came after their likely starters had exited the game.
Kahlil Bell rushed for a pair of touchdowns as they overturned a 13-10 half-time deficit, with Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert having impressed in earning them that lead.
The Houston Texans moved to 2-0 with a 24-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, with Matt Schaub, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates all throwing touchdown passes.
Green Bay bounced back from their opening weekend defeat by beating St Louis 19-7, although their only touchdown came midway through the final quarter from fourth string quarterback B.J. Coleman.
Arizona beat Dallas 12-7 thanks to four Jay Feely field goals and the Cincinnati Bengals held off the Tennessee Titans 27-19 with rookie running back Giovani Bernard among their touchdown scorers.