Jets ground and pound past Colts 35-9

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m.
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By Dennis Waszak Jr., AP Sports Writer

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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