Tebow leads scoring drive after Sanchez held scoreless

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Tim Tebow’s first drive as Jets quarterback ended with three points. The team only had to go 36 yards after a Bengals kickoff went out of bounds, but that’s more than Sanchez was able to move the Jets in two drives. Tebow ran twice for 24 yards and hit rookie Stephen Hill for 12 yards to set up Josh Brown’s field goal that tied the game 3-3 in the second quarter.

Sanchez didn’t play poorly, completing 4-of-6 passes and showing some scrambling ability of his own to convert a third down. He didn’t get much help from his offensive line on a pair of Bengals sacks. The team wasn’t able to establish much of a running game, either, as Shonn Greene got just 11 yards on his five first quarter carries.

It bears mentioning that Tebow was playing against second-string Bengals defenders, although we imagine that won’t matter much to those who want to see him starting in New York. Tebow is expected to remain in the game for about two quarters before giving way to third-stringer Greg McElroy.

34 responses to “Tebow leads scoring drive after Sanchez held scoreless

  1. Sanchez might as well put his residence up for sale and start packing his belongings brother. He’s done in NY.

  2. I’m in New York. I’m just wondering, where are those in New York who want to see him starting? I sure haven’t met any…

  3. Lol. This was what the media was praying for -a reason to inflame drama – even though all what happened is a normal in every franchise.

  4. “It bears mentioning that Tebow was playing against second-string Bengals defenders, although we imagine that won’t matter much to those who want to see him starting in New York. ”

    That’s because the people who want him to start don’t know very much about football. Tim Tebow isn’t a good quarterback he’s a good football player in general but as Charles Barkley would put he’s a turrible passer.

    If Dick Lebeau didn’t suddenly go senile and come up with one of the worst defensive game plans I’ve ever seen the Tebow story would be dead already.

    The Patriots (twice) the Bills and the Chiefs all showed how easy it is to stop this guy if the Tebow supporters get their way the Jets will barely manage to score two touchdowns a game.

  5. OMG Stop it already!!!! I love tebow but I’m sick of seeing this kind of writing. Who cares if tebow leads a scoring drive and Sanchez is held scoreless for a small time in PRESEASON Game number one. UGHHHHHHHH

  6. Try and make the Head Line sound a little more misleading next time.

    Sanchez looked just fine, it was the O-Line that was horrible.

  7. Here we go, and the tebow updates starts now for commenting. Let the chat begins, oh and no negativity please because we all know he has no flaws and you twbowmaniacs think he’s better than Peyton manning

  8. as a jets fan i’m paying far more attention to what coples does than tebow. that dude is flippin enormous and fast. i like what i see so far.

  9. well here we go, not a Jets fan but a Trojan fan. Sanchez might as well sign as the 3rd string back up with the Raiders behind Carson Palmer & Matt Lienert. he’s going to get literally run out of town, not his fault and we all knew this drama was coming………………..ridiculous ! when Tebow farts the media swears it smells like roses. The Jets administration KNEW this would happen.

  10. Knee jerk much? First game and pre season to boot. Relax people as this is just getting warmed up but to the chagrin of the season ticket holders that are paying full fair for half a## football.

  11. Tebow is amazing. Almost two quarters against our 2nd and 3rd string defense and he’s pup up three big points.

    Tebow Tebow Tebow

  12. I wonder if the Steelers were playing a vanilla defense in the playoffs last year. Tebow can play. Leave it at that. He has a role in the nfl face it.

  13. Who cares! Media always stirring the pot. Why is this even a headline? 3 points, uh oh somebody pencil this kid in for Hawaii … Cincy has carted off more players than the Jets have points on the board. That should be the headline ha

  14. Somehow his followers and media hype will convince you (oh wait – and his commercials and college achievements) this guy is going to make it.

    I’m talking about Timmy.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not rooting against him. I hope he does become successful. But as a a lifelong Bronco fan I experienced this brain was last year.

    Come on though… Let’s stick with sermons and powers off the right guard in the red zone. He’s not an NFL passer.. He’s a passer, he can pass, but he’s not an NFL QB. That’s OKAY!

    Tim, we know home-schooling made you a little weird, but you’re still an awesome guy. Swallow the pride and dominate as an H-Back. Or linebacker.

  15. Jets will finish 7-9/8-8 and trade up into the top five picks of next year’s draft. They will release Sanchez, re-sign Tebow, and choose a QB with their newly-acquired pick. Tebow will be a fan favorite. He’ll stay on as back-up/wildcat/goal line/etc…

    Also, Tebow will help Rex Ryan find Jesus. Then Rex Ryan will help Tebow find spaghetti. Tebow will gain fifty pounds and be moved to left tackle, where he will be a HOF-caliber lineman.

  16. lmao this is a joke he started off on the 40 due to a kickoff outta bounds not like he drove the length of the field. not to mention he was goin agasint the 2nd team d just a joke how much hype this dude gets…i mean come on for them to point this out like sanchez was horrible or somthing is just ridiculous get real these kind of articles are the reason people dislike tebow and it isnt even his fault but for writers to say sanchez was held scoreless an tebow scored tebow played twice as much too an still only managed one freakin fg…

  17. I wonder if the Steelers were playing a vanilla defense in the playoffs last year. Tebow can play. Leave it at that. He has a role in the nfl face it.
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    Bengals played vanilla tonight and made Tebow look like an Undrafted free agent

  18. Quinton Coples looked like a beast. Did more than Gholston ever did in his preseason or NFL career.

    I like what the Jets are doing with Tebow. Comparing his numbers to Sanchez is irrelevant. Better to compare him to the third stringer. Where are those stats?

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