Sunday, December 9, 2012

Jets ride ideal 1-2 punch at tailback to beat Jaguars


The ideal gameplan for the New York Jets' offense includes a lot of carries divided evenly between running backs and limited chances taken via the passing game.

That's exactly what transpired Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Running back Bilal Powell rushed for 78 yards on 19 carries, and fellow tailback Shonn Greene gained 77 yards on 20 carries. Each scored a rushing touchdown, too, and Gang Green recorded their third win in four games with a 17-10 victory.

"They were the more physical group, and that decided the game," Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny said, via the Associated Press.

The Jets totaled 166 yards on the ground, averaging 4 a carry.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez completed a pretty efficient 12 of 19 passes for 111 yards. He didn't throw a touchdown or a pick, but he did lose a fumble in the first half.

"I tried to put extra emphasis on being smart with the ball," Sanchez, who was benched last week for careless ness with the ball, said.

New York improved to 6-7 with the win and now sit just a game out of the sixth seed.

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