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Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets (Credit: Getty Images)

Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Jets vs. Carolina

In a preseason game, the New York Jets lost to the North Carolina Panthers 17-12 at MetLife Stadium.

Carolina Panthers' Chris Gamble (20) tackles New York
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Carolina Panthers' Chris Gamble (20) tackles New York Jets' Patrick Turner (88) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23)
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New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) is tackled by Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks
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New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks a field goal as Carolina Panthers' Haruki Nakamura (43) defends during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23)
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New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) cuts back to avoid Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) chases
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New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) chases Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10)
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New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) and Carolina Panthers' Haruki Nakamura fight for control of the ball during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) is
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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) is sacked by Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (58) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass as New York Jets' David Harris (52) rushes for pressure during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Santonio Holmes
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets can't get to a long pass in front of Haruki Nakamura #43 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) reacts
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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) reacts as the Carolina Panthers defense celebrates a sack during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is tackled
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Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is tackled by New York Jets linebackers Bart Scott (57), David Harris (52) and Bryan Thomas (58) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets
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Quinton Coples #98 of the New York Jets forces Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers to fumble during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets can't get to a long pass in front of Haruki Nakamura #43 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets
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Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York
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Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets greets players during warm up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Santonio Holmes #10 and Mark Sanchez #6 of
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Santonio Holmes #10 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets warm up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms
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Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up before a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets
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Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) is tackled by
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Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles away
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles away from New York Jets' Quinton Coples (98) during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98)
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New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98) hits Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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