Jets Beat Colts To Stay Alive In Playoff Race

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Jets Beat Colts To Stay Alive In Playoff Race

The New York Jets beat the previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts to keep their playoff hopes alive, 29-15. The Jets now control their own destiny, as Baltimore, Miami and Jacksonville all lost earlier today. All the Gang Green have to do is defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular season finale next Sunday.

The turning point of the game was in the third quarter when the Colts decided to rest their starting quarterback, Peyton Manning, and quite a few other starters. Indianapolis was ahead 15-10, but got outscored 19-0 down the stretch.

The Jets amassed 203 yards on the ground. RB Thomas Jones gained 105 yards on 23 carries and scored the only Jets' offensive touchdown. Rookie RB Shonn Greene added 95 yards on 16 carries.

The Gang Green scored on both defense and special teams, as they opened the second half with a 106-yard kickoff return by WR Brad Smith and then retook the lead when DE Marques Douglas recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Smith's score was the longest play in the Jets history.

QB Mark Sanchez was a modest 12 of 19 for 106 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. He did not make any spectacular plays but was able to move the chains and most importantly did not make any mistakes.

The Cincinnati Bengals clinched their division title earlier today and will most likely rest some starters as well next week. So, the Jets have an excellent chance to pull what seemed like an impossible playoff run just a week ago. Just win!

Tags: mark sanchez, thomas jones, shonn greene, brad smith


  • NYJ2K09 – 12/27/2009 07:25:25 pm

    GOOD TIMES!!!!

  • Scruggy – 12/27/2009 09:21:12 pm

    Great OLDIES!

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