NFL Preseason: Tim Tebow Makes Pro Football Debut As Broncos Lose To Bengals, 33-24

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow's First NFL Rushing Touchdown


This is a video of Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow scoring on a seven-yard touchdown run as time expired in the Broncos loss to the Bengals. He's met at the goal line by two Bengals defenders which made for a pretty intense collision. Not many quarterbacks in the league would take that hit.

Tebow ended the game throwing for 105 yards on 8-of-13 passing, including the one rushing touchdown.

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Tim Tebow Makes Things Happen In Debut For Broncos

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow made his NFL debut and went 8-for-13 for 105 yards and ran the ball into the end zone from seven yards out on the final play of the game.

Tebow pretty much resembled the player who starred at Florida for the past four seasons. His throwing motion is still unorthodox but he still made plays with his arm and his feet.

One negative in his debut was a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. The play, however, was over-turned via instant replay.

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Palmer Sharp, Benson Rushes For A TD As Bengals Drop Broncos, 33-24

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cedric Benson and James Johnson each scored on the ground as the Cincinnati Bengals downed the Denver Broncos, 33-24, in preseason action.

Carson Palmer went 12-for-15 for 105 yards while Dave Rayner connected on 4- of-5 field goal tries for the Bengals, who dropped their preseason opener against Dallas. Bernard Scott had 65 yards on eight carries while Jordan Shipley had five catches for 50 yards.

Kyle Orton finished 8-for-13 for 84 yards and tossed touchdowns to Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd for the Broncos, who were making their preseason debut and finished last season with a mark of 8-8, second place in the AFC West.

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow made his NFL debut and went 8-for-13 for 105 yards and ran the ball into the end zone from seven yards out on the final play of the game.

The Broncos held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter as Orton tossed touchdown passes of 12 yards to Royal and six yards to Lloyd.

Benson punched the ball into the end zone from a yard out, Rayner kicked a 36- yard field goal and David Jones returned an interception 24 yards to give the Bengals a 17-14 lead in the second quarter.

Matt Prater, though, booted a 28-yard field goal to tie the game going into halftime.

Field goals of 27 and 31 yards off the foot of Rayner in the third quarter gave Cincinnati a 23-17 lead.

The Bengals continued to pour it on in the fourth as Johnson scored from a yard out and Rayner punched a 26-yard field goal for a 33-17 advantage.

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NFL Preseason: Broncos Get First Look At Tim Tebow In Game Action

(Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to turn the page following a dismal Hall of Fame Game performance Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium, where they continue their preseason by playing host to the Denver Broncos.

The Bengals fell, 16-7, to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night and didn't score their only points until the game's closing minutes, though Cincinnati's core of starters was not on the field for much of the contest.

Quarterback Carson Palmer completed just 2-of-5 passes for 18 yards, with both completions going to new Bengals wideout Terrell Owens, before yielding to backups. Starting running back Cedric Benson had just two carries for seven yards in a cameo, and wide receiver Chad Ochocinco did not have a catch during a brief appearance.

The Bengals' lone touchdown came on a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jordan Palmer to tight end Darius Hill.

In keeping with early preseason tradition, neither team's starters is expected to play much on Sunday night.

The Broncos will head into Sunday's contest simply looking to remain healthy after a brutal early-season stretch depleted their ranks.

Josh McDaniels' club already lost top pass rusher Elvis Dumervil (torn pectoral), likely for the season, and running backs Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and Correll Buckhalter (back) have also been dealing with injuries. Neither is expected to play on Sunday.

Still, that won't be the part of the Denver backfield that most observers will be focusing on.

After dealing for Brady Quinn (ex-Browns) and selecting Tim Tebow (Florida) in the first round of the April draft, the depth chart behind starter Kyle Orton has been a subject of debte. Quinn and Tebow both figure to play extensively in Cincinnati.

Then there's wide receiver, where Brandon Marshall is now a Dolphin and the team drafted Demaryius Thomas in the first round as a potential successor. The Georgia Tech product likely won't play on Sunday, however, after aggravating a foot injury.

The defense has a new coordinator, as Don Martindale replaces Mike Nolan, and some intriguing new pieces like nose tackle Jamal Williams (ex-Chargers) and inside linebacker Akin Ayodele (ex-Dolphins).

The Broncos hold a 2-1 lead in their all-time preseason series with the Bengals, including a 24-20 Denver win in the last such meeting, at Riverfront Stadium in 1981.

The clubs last met in meaningful play in Week 1 of last season, a 12-7 Broncos win at Paul Brown Stadium determined by Orton's fluky 87-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley off a tipped ball in the final minute.

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