Greene powers Jets to 35-9 runaway over Colts

Greene powers Jets to 35-9 runaway over Colts
October 14, 2012, 4:09 pm
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New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) celebrates a touchdown with teammtes Austin Howard (77) and Nick Mangold (74) as Indianapolis Colts strong safety Tom Zbikowski (28) walks away during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Shonn Greene ran for a career-high 161 yards and three touchdowns to power a rejuvenated ``Ground-and-Pound'' offense that rushed for more than 250 yards, Mark Sanchez was efficient and Tim Tebow made a few big plays in a 35-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Even the Jets' maligned defense was able to shut down Andrew Luck and the Colts' offense as New York snapped a two-game losing streak that had many wondering if the season was about to spiral out of control.

For a week, at least, Sanchez was in total control and the Jets (3-3) had their best overall performance - save for a handful of personal foul penalties - since an opening-week rout of Buffalo.

Indianapolis (2-3) trailed 21-6 at halftime and couldn't erase a big deficit for the second straight week after coming back from 18 points and beating Green Bay last Sunday.

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