The New York Jets lost their preseason opener to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 17-6 on Friday night. Mark Sanchez and the first team offense played for the first quarter, with Sanchez going 4-for-6 for 21 yards, plus one scramble for four yards. Tim Tebow played the second quarter and most of the third, going 4-for-8 for 27 yards and throwing one interception, adding another 34 yards on three scrambles. The Jets scored on two field goals, the first by Josh Brown in the second quarter and the second by Nick Folk in the fourth.
Shonn Greene picked up 11 yards on five carries with the first team offense. Rushing in the rest of the game was primarily split between Joe McKnight, who gained 32 yards on 7 carries, and Bilal Powell, who picked up 16 yards on five carries.
On the defensive side of the ball, Jets rookie Quinton Coples. had some success, picking up five tackles and one sack. Though it's always tough to judge a player in the preseason, Jets fans had reason to like what they saw from Coples.