Unexpected (and expected): Tim Tebow starts!

(Bill Kostroun/Associated Press)

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Tebow starts!
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When the New York Jets took the field for their first play of the season, Tim Tebow was out on the field with the starters. Well, it’s not what you think. Tebow lined up as a receiver for the Jets’ first offensive play, but starting quarterback Mark Sanchez didn’t look his way.

Tebow later joked, “I felt like I was open too.”

All in all, Tebow appeared in only nine offensive plays and didn’t account for much. Oh, and he was booed off the field, so there was that. But you can get all of your highlights from (wait for it) … The Tebow Zone.

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Bowled over
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Rex Ryan was knocked off his feet during Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. And no, that’s not a metaphor for Sanchez’s surprisingly good performance.

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Inauspicious start
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Sadly, this would be the high point of Brandon Weeden‘s start.

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Slobber knocker
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When the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons get together, throw out the record books because these teams just don’t like each other. Or maybe not. But hey look, as former WWE announcer Jim Ross would say, business is about to pick up.

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Gronk spike
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Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans (expected), and looked to be in mid-season form. His touchdown celebration? Not so much.

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Rejected
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It’s an epidemic among tight ends as Vernon Davis also had trouble with his celebration.

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Game of the day
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(Paul Connors/Associated Press)

While you were likely watching the San Francisco 49ers’ upset the Green Bay Packers (if you can call it that) at Lambeau Field, the best game of the day was played in Arizona. Kevin Kolb came off the bench to rally the Cardinals for a victory over the Seahawks. While he was defeated, Russell Wilson showed he belongs in the conversation with great rookie quarterbacks (unlike those whose names rhyme with Brandon Weeden and Ryan Tannehill).

Here’s a look at the winning play.

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And finally …
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(National Football League)

You bloodied Tom Brady! Somebody is going to be in trouble!

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