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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.

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34 Responses to “Tebow leads scoring drive after Sanchez held scoreless”
  1. bucrightoff says: Aug 10, 2012 8:39 PM

    Sanchez = 3rd string by week 9

  2. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 10, 2012 8:41 PM

    Tim Tebow will become the starter.

  3. hulkhogansays says: Aug 10, 2012 8:43 PM

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

  4. 13fitzj says: Aug 10, 2012 8:43 PM

    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…

  5. vikingamericann says: Aug 10, 2012 8:45 PM

    Move him to fullback.

  6. baltimorons says: Aug 10, 2012 8:45 PM

    Tebow tebow

  7. kacapaco says: Aug 10, 2012 8:45 PM

    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.

  8. chuckyd317 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:47 PM

    Annnnnd it begins….

  9. geniusfan says: Aug 10, 2012 8:47 PM

    “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.

  10. dfalcon3522 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:49 PM

    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

  11. raideryan88 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:53 PM

    After the field goal sporano fistpumped and ryan had an erection. 3 points and 3 and outs let the ryan sporano tebow era begin.

  12. ezwriter69 says: Aug 10, 2012 8:55 PM

    Sorry, 3.5 yards per attempt is not just playing poorly, it stinks.

  13. sameatsworms says: Aug 10, 2012 8:59 PM

    Tebow will always do well in the preseason against vanilla defenses let alone a second string vanilla D. Not a hater. Just not a believer.

  14. moerawn says: Aug 10, 2012 9:01 PM

    Ha Ha long year coming for the Jets. I bet Ryan loses 5 pounds from stress.

  15. jets13 says: Aug 10, 2012 9:02 PM

    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.

  16. broncosnative says: Aug 10, 2012 9:08 PM

    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

  17. jetsarestacked says: Aug 10, 2012 9:17 PM

    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.

  18. trojan33sc says: Aug 10, 2012 9:32 PM

    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.

  19. jagsfanugh says: Aug 10, 2012 9:35 PM

    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.

  20. whodeytn says: Aug 10, 2012 9:35 PM

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

    Tebow Tebow Tebow

  21. whodeytn says: Aug 10, 2012 9:37 PM

    Haha nice interception right into the hands of Burfict!!

    Love Tebow. Not overrated at all lol!

  22. ddmcd1974 says: Aug 10, 2012 9:38 PM

    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.

  23. haterswelcomed says: Aug 10, 2012 9:43 PM

    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

  24. objectivenflfan says: Aug 10, 2012 9:45 PM

    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.

  25. rickrock6661982 says: Aug 10, 2012 9:51 PM

    Ship the loser to Cleveland…

    Either of these two would actually be an upgrade

  26. fairbanksflame says: Aug 10, 2012 9:53 PM

    The starter should be McElroy… Ill bet he do a better job than both of them…

  27. Andre's Johnson says: Aug 10, 2012 9:59 PM

    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.

  28. trollaikman8 says: Aug 10, 2012 10:23 PM

    Get used to this headline.

  29. jayquintana says: Aug 10, 2012 10:24 PM

    Say what you will about Tebow, but, dayam, he’s got some guns.

  30. rodeoclownclint24 says: Aug 10, 2012 10:45 PM

    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…

  31. whodeytn says: Aug 10, 2012 11:07 PM

    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.
    =====

    Bengals played vanilla tonight and made Tebow look like an Undrafted free agent

  32. i10east says: Aug 10, 2012 11:24 PM

    *Que the circus music*

  33. LoCoSu@%s says: Aug 10, 2012 11:52 PM

    C’mon PFT, not a nice way to suck in readers.

  34. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 11, 2012 10:50 AM

    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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