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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mark Sanchez hits Tim Tebow’s helmet with pass, co-stars on “Kiss Cam”


It’s all fun and games until someone gets plunked in the head. (Marc Serota - Getty Images)
Mark Sanchez has said all the right things since Tim Tebow arrived in New York, but sometimes footballs speak louder than words.

In the third quarter of the Jets’ 23-20 overtime win in Miami, Tebow came out of the backfield and Sanchez hit him with a short pass — right off the crown of his helmet.

“I was not expecting it that quick,” Tebow said. “I guess I’ll learn.”

Add catching passes in the flat to the lesson plan for Tebow, who the Jets are attempting to use over the field. And add a video clip to Tebow’s reel that will be replayed countless times this week — and beyond.

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(via Big Lead Sports)

Later the two quarterbacks made an impromptu appearance on the in-stadium “Kiss Cam” along with receiver Clyde Gates. Teammate Chaz Schilens noticed them on the video board and attempted to push Tebow and Sanchez together for a forced smooch. The move drew a hearty cheer from the Dolphins fans, but failed to achieve the desired affect.

“It was cute,” Tebow said.

The win allowed the Jets to laugh off their blunders — at least temporarily — on an afternoon that saw Sanchez miss open wide receivers for potential touchdowns twice and toss a pair of interceptions.

But first-year Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin helped New York escape with a victory when he called a timeout to ice Jets kicker Nick Folk on an initial attempt that Miami blocked. Folk’s second attempt from 33 yards went through the uprights.

Tebow had two carries for zero net yards in Sunday’s win, but his one positive run was a big one. Lined up as the punt protector late in the second quarter, Tebow called for a fake, took the snap and ran up the middle for a five-yard gain and a first down. The drive ended with a Jets field goal.

Tebow was on the field for 14 offensive plays Sunday but has yet to attempt a pass. He has a much larger role in the Oct. issue of “Vogue,” which features a photo spread including shirtless shots of Tebow under the title “Superman Returns.”

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