NFL: Minnesota 28, St. Louis 7

Aug. 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Sage Rosenfels threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to send Minnesota coasting past St. Louis in their pre-season opener 28-7.

The game marked the St. Louis debut of quarterback Sam Bradford, the NFL's No. 1 draft choice this year.

Bradford, who has become one of the highest-paid players in league history, completed 6-of-13 passes for 57 yards.

With Brett Favre's future in doubt, Minnesota started Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback. Rosenfels came in early in the game, however, and completed 23-of-34. He threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Logan Payne early in the second quarter to forge a 7-7 tie.

Rosenfels then hit Garrett Mills with a 65-yarder midway through the second and found Marko Mitchell with a 71-yarder late in the third.

The St. Louis touchdown came on a 93-yard punt return by Danny Amendola.

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