Direct snap to Tim Tebow on the fake punt is risky, but works out for Jets

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Tebow picked up the first down on the fake.

Even though the Texans likely had a feeling it was coming they could not stop the Tim Tebow fake punt.

The Jets lined up to punt the ball away on fourth-and-1 but the Jets punting isn't always such an easy thing to defend these days, not with Tebow lining up with the special teams.

The snap went up and...

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First down. Another direct snap to Tebow. That's the second time he's picked up a first on that play.

The Texans personnel suggested they were protecting against this play but they couldn't stop it. With only one yard to go, Tebow was able to find the right hole.

It should also be noted how risky this play was -- it came at the Jets own 24-yard line. Any kind of screwup the Texans could have and would have capitalized.

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