CINCINNATI — The Bengals got a pair of touchdowns from reserve running back Cedric Peerman, who recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and scored on a 1-yard run in a 17-6 win over the New York Jets on Friday
Mark Sanchez went 4 of 6 for 21 yards in the first quarter, then took the rest of the game off. The crowd booed loudly and photo flashes went off around the stadium when Tim Tebow jogged onto the field. The quarterback from Florida got the same reception in 2010, when he made his pro debut in a preseason game with Denver in Cincinnati.
49ERS 17, VIKINGS 6
SAN FRANCISCO — Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener.
Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a score on the next, and the 49ers breezed past Minnesota.
Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter and Rock Cartwright combined for 69 yards rushing on the first drive to lead a reloaded running back group for San Francisco on a night three-time Pro Bowler Frank Gore rested.
JAGUARS 32, GIANTS 31
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Eli Manning only played two series and produced three points before taking the rest of the night off in New York’s loss in both teams’ preseason opener.
New York built a 17-point first half lead, but Jacksonville responded with an 18-point second half to earn the victory.
BROWNS 19, LIONS 17
DETROIT — Jeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift Cleveland to victory.
Detroit stopped Adonis Thomas on a 2-point conversion run with 6:05 left to keep the lead, but couldn’t run enough time off the clock to keep the ball away from the Browns.
CHIEFS 27, CARDINALS 17
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles took a solid hit to the left knee on his very first carry, then bounced right up and helped Kansas City score touchdowns on its first two possessions.
Charles, the NFL’s second-leading rusher in 2010, had 12 yards on three carries and caught one pass for 11 yards in his first action since ACL surgery on the left knee last September.
BUCs 20, DOLPHINS 7
MIAMI — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a good start under new coach Greg Schiano, scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions.
Starting quarterback Josh Freeman left the game after playing only one series for Tampa Bay, completing 4 of 5 passes for 41 yards. LeGarrette Blount finished off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge on fourth-and-goal.