Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
ST. LOUIS -- The NFL's most dysfunctional team played like the team its coach insists it can be instead of the one that stumbled to a 3-6 record prior to Sunday. Dominating most of the last three quarters, the New York Jets snapped a three-game losing streak with a methodical 27-13 win over the mistake-prone St. Louis Rams in the Edward Jones Dome. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was an efficient 15 of 20 for 178 yards and the go-ahead touchdown, a perfect 25-yard throw off play-action to Chaz Schilens with 4:31 left in the first half. Bilal Powell broke the game open in the fourth quarter with scoring runs of 5 and 11 yards, while Nick Folk added a pair of 51-yard field goals. Defensively, the Jets (4-6) gave up an 86-yard touchdown drive on the Rams' first possession and little else until Brandon Gibson's second scoring catch, a 2-yarder with 5:40 remaining in the game. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford completed 23-of-44 passes for just 170 yards with an interception and also lost a fumble while being sacked in the second quarter. Coming off the NFL's first tie in four seasons, a 24-24 deadlock last week at the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis admitted to having a sour taste in its mouth following a litany of mistakes which denied it a victory over the NFC West leaders. That taste was no sweeter after this performance. The Rams (3-6-1), which saw their winless streak stretch to five games, finished the day with three turnovers. They also hurt themselves when Rodney McLeod's holding penalty nullified Chris Givens' go-ahead 96-yard kickoff return touchdown in the first half's last minute. The result was much-needed for the Jets, who spent a good chunk of last week in tabloid headlines after some players anonymously ripped backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Coach Rex Ryan bashed Tebow's faceless critics and many wondered if the emotional Ryan was losing his team. St. Louis' first drive only fueled those concerns. But as the final three quarters showed, the Jets' season may still have life in it. Notes: Rams LB Mario Haggan injured an elbow on the game's third play while trying to tackle Tebow and wasn't able to return. ... Tebow got in for three snaps offensively, rushing twice for minus-three yards and handing off to Jeremy Kerley in the second quarter. Tebow also completed a shovel pass to Lex Hilliard on a fake punt in the second quarter, but the play lost a yard. ... St. Louis offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer held the same position for the Jets from 2006-11.
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