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Jets Overwhelm Colts, 35-9

Shonn Greene ran for a career-high 161 yards and three touchdowns to power a rejuvenated Jets “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.

Shonn Greene is tackled by Jerry Hughes #92 and Tom Zbikowski #28 of the Indianapolis Colts
Shonn Greene is tackled by Jerry Hughes #92 and Tom Zbikowski #28 of the Indianapolis Colts. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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.

 

 

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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