Jets end 3-game skid with 27-13 win over Rams

Jets end 3-game skid with 27-13 win over Rams
November 18, 2012, 4:09 pm
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New York Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens catches a 25-yard pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) Mark Sanchez directed a turnover-free offense and Bilal Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career, helping the New York Jets end a three-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Chaz Schilens scored on a 25-yard reception and Nick Folk kicked a pair of 51-yard field goals for the Jets (4-6), who were outscored 58-16 the previous two games. The Jets overcame a controversial practice week with several anonymous players quoted in a newspaper report disparaging the ability of backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who had a handful of snaps but was no factor.

Brandon Gibson caught a pair of short touchdown passes for the Rams (3-6-1), who committed three turnovers and are in an 0-4-1 slump. St. Louis' defense hasn't forced a turnover in five straight games, tying the NFL's longest such slump since 1950 according to STATS LLC.

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