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Greene powers Jets to 35-9 runaway over Colts

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  • New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 35-9.

      New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 35-9.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- 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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