The New York Jets finally figured out a way to silence the interminable debate about which of their high profile quarterbacks should be throwing the ball on offense. All they had to do was stop throwing the ball so much.
It didn't really matter who was under center for New York during the team's 35-9 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at MetLife Stadium -- though, for the record, it was Mark Sanchez for all but a couple plays. Instead, the Jets relied more heavily than ever on running back Shonn Greene, who rushed for a career high 161 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns in the win.
All told, the Jets gained a total of 252 yards on the ground, their best single-game effort since the 2010 regular-season finale against Buffalo. In doing so, New York, which improved to 3-3, finally started to take on the hard-nosed, head-down character that head coach Rex Ryan promised this summer.
Before Sunday, the Jets hadn't rushed for more than 118 yards in a game, and had ...