The Washington Redskins once again were ranked as the most valuable team in the NFL, surpassing $1 billion, the first American sports franchise to do so.
Forbes magazine valued the Redskins at $1.104 billion, an increase of 16 percent in the last year. The team had revenues of $245 million in the last year and an operating income of $69.6 million.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who also owns the team's FedEx Field home, paid $750 million for the franchise in 1999.
The Dallas Cowboys were ranked second at $923 million, followed by the Houston Texans, just entering their third NFL season and worth $905 million.
Rounding out the top 10 were the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots ($861 million); the Philadelphia Eagles ($833 million); the Denver Broncos ($815 million); the Cleveland Browns ($798 million); the Chicago Bears ($785 million); the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($779 million) and the Baltimore Ravens ($776 million).
* BENGALS 16, COLTS 13: Carson Palmer made a rookie mistake: He pointed to the sky too soon.
Other than a premature touchdown celebration on a goal-line fumble, Palmer looked like an up-and-coming quarterback last night in leading Cincinnati at home.
The Heisman Trophy winner who didn't take a snap as a rookie looked ready to go in his final preseason game. He made good decisions against a basic Colts defense -- except for his celebration, that is -- and kept the offense moving in three possessions.
Palmer went 10 of 14 for 106 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown pass to fullback James Lynch.
* BROWNS 24, BEARS 10: Jeff Garcia overcame several penalties and a few drops to throw his first touchdown pass, helping Cleveland win at home. Rookie quarterback Luke McCown threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to rally the Browns (3-1), who trailed 10-7 at halftime. McCown, a fourth-round draft pick whose brother, Josh, is Arizona's starting quarterback, brought the Browns back last week at Kansas City.
* DOLPHINS 20, SAINTS 19: Jay Fiedler threw for one touchdown, Sage Rosenfels threw for another and Miami got a victory in a game they did not want to play, winning in New Orleans.
The Saints nearly delayed the Dolphins' trip home, scoring a touchdown with 1 minute 59 seconds left, but the Saints missed the two-point conversion, allowing Miami to get out of town quickly.
With Hurricane Frances headed toward Florida, the Miami players asked the NFL to cancel the game, but the league refused. Its only concession was to move the starting time up 30 minutes.
* JETS 28, EAGLES 27: Rallying from a 27-7 deficit, host New York scored three touchdowns in the last 5:14 to beat Philadelphia.
Granted, it was with second and third-stringers on the field, but it still was a rousing comeback by New York (3-1), capped by Brooks Bollinger's one-yard pass to Matt Dominguez with eight seconds remaining.
Bollinger came on with seven minutes remaining, replacing the rusty Quincy Carter. He led New York to Ian Smart's one-yard touchdown run on a drive highlighted by Ken-Yon Rambo's 52-yard catch-and-run. The Jets then went 27 yards after rookie Roderick Bryant's interception, scoring on Bollinger's four-yard pass to Terrance Stubbs with 3:10 remaining.
After forcing a punt, they concluded their stunning charge with a 12-play drive covering 87 yards.
* TITANS 27, PACKERS 7: Titans cornerback Samari Rolle tipped a pass to linebacker Keith Bulluck, who returned the interception 70 yards for a touchdown, and then picked off a Brett Favre pass to help lead Tennessee at home.
Rolle, who didn't play in the first three exhibitions because of a sore right ankle, played only the first two series. Fisher said Rolle left early only because he was tired and a little lightheaded.
Favre had his offensive line together for the first time this preseason with center Mike Flanagan back. Favre completed his first three passes, but Rolle nearly intercepted a pass intended for Javon Walker before tipping it to Bulluck, who scored. The final block was provided by Rolle. Favre was 10 of 20 for 113 yards. . . .
Green Bay traded strong safety Marques Anderson to the Raiders for two 2005 draft picks.