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Tebow-mania opens in Cincinnati

Tim Tebow won't make his Jets debut on Broadway; it will happen in the Midwest.

The Jets will open the preseason Aug. 10 or 11 in Cincinnati, the league announced Wednesday. The entire preseason schedule was released, and it looks like this:

Aug. 10 or 11: at Cincinnati

Aug. 16-19: Giants

Aug. 26: Panthers (Sunday night, NBC)

Aug. 30: at Eagles

(Note: All times and some dates remain to be determined for these games.)

Quick thoughts: As the backup QB, Tebow will receive most of his playing time in the first two games. That won't make NBC too happy, because in the third game, QB Mark Sanchez probably will play the first three quarters. That's the way Rex Ryan usually handles his starting QB in the preseason. ... The Panthers replace the Giants as the traditional next-to-last game on the preseason schedule. It has been Jets-Giants in 21 of the last 22 preseasons. ... This summer, it's a Jets' home game, which means they get another chance to cover up the Giants' Super Bowl logos outside their locker room. ... Even though the starters won't play, the trip to Philadelphia will bring back bad memories. That's where the Jets' 2011 season started to go in the toilet.

The NFL is expected to announce the regular-season schedule the week of April 16. Here are the Jets' opponents:

Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Arizona, San Francisco

Away: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Seattle