Bengals beat Jets 17-6 in Tebow's NY debut

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Tim Tebow completed only four passes and threw an interception in his debut with the New York Jets on Friday night, and the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 17-6 preseason win.

The Jets (No. 17 in the AP Pro32) let their celebrated newcomer play the second quarter and most of the third. He led the Jets to a field goal and completed 4 of 8 passes for 27 yards with one interception, which translated to a passer rating of 18.2.

He also scrambled three times for 34 yards.

The Bengals (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) got a pair of touchdowns from reserve running back Cedric Peerman, who recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and scored on a 1-yard run.

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