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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : NFC / Ex-Ram Kelly Joins Packers

August 26, 1995| Associated Press

The game was played at Stanford Stadium before a crowd of 51,709 because of a scheduling conflict with the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) got another steady performance from Trent Dilfer (seven of 10 for 109 yards and a touchdown) and wrapped up their most successful exhibition season in four years with a 24-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins (1-3) at Orlando. The only negative was when wide receiver Alvin Harper, sidelined for two weeks because of a sprained knee and foot, bruised his left ankle on his only reception. . . . Dorsey Levens scored on two five-yard runs and caught a one-yard touchdown pass as the Green Bay Packers (3-1) stopped the Washington Redskins (1-3), 35-23, at Green Bay, Wis. Packer running back Edgar Bennett suffered a twisted ankle. . . . Jim Kelly, coming off knee surgery, completed eight of 10 passes for 68 yards and stayed healthy in leading the Buffalo Bills (2-3) to a 20-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons (2-2) at Orchard Park, N.Y. Thurman Thomas played one series and had 21 yards on six carries. . . . Vaughn Dunbar, New Orleans' No. 1 draft pick in 1992 who spent two years hampered by major knee surgery, rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 26 yards in the Saints' first exhibition victory, a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions (3-1) at New Orleans. . . . Mark Brunell did his best to create a quarterback controversy in Jacksonville, throwing for 185 yards and directing two second-half touchdown drives as the expansion Jaguars (2-3) rallied to beat the Denver Broncos (3-2), 23-17, at Jacksonville. Jacksonville starter Steve Beuerlein was solid, completing nine of 15 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. . . . Boomer Esiason threw his only touchdown pass of the exhibition season and Nick Lowery kicked five field goals at Cincinnati, leading the New York Jets (2-2) to a 30-24 victory over the Bengals (1-3).

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