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Jets within three, but lose Shonn Greene in the fourth quarter

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The Jets just capped an impressive fourth quarter drive with a touchdown pass to tight end Dustin Keller, but it might have been a costly trip down the field.

Running back Shonn Greene left the game after taking a massive shot from Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes following a catch in the middle of the field. Greene went down like a rock after the hit, but was able to get up and walk off the field under his own power. He stood on the sideline for a short time before heading back to the locker room.

Greene played a big role in the 14-play, 94-yard drive that cut the score to 23-20 with under five minutes to play in the game. The Jets offense has been better in the second half, although their inability to punch the ball into the end zone on their first possession of the half looms pretty large at this point in the game. Their defense, which has done a fine job against Tom Brady and the Patriots, will need to come up with one more stop to give Mark Sanchez a shot to tie or win the game.

If they do get the ball back and Greene remains out, the Jets have a ragtag group of backs to choose from. Joe McKnight, Lex Hilliard and Jonathan Grimes have all seen time at running back. Contrary to some talk this week, Tim Tebow has not.

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9 Responses to “Jets within three, but lose Shonn Greene in the fourth quarter”
  1. aljack88 says: Oct 21, 2012 7:12 PM

    It doesn’t matter who’s in the backfield…. just throw, throw, throw the ball.

  2. aljack88 says: Oct 21, 2012 7:14 PM

    I’m not a Jets’ fan, I really dislike them, Ryan, but hats off to them. Outplayed, outcoached and overmatched the Pats today.

  3. jtchernak says: Oct 21, 2012 7:20 PM

    We need a secondary

  4. arlingtonsynn says: Oct 21, 2012 7:21 PM

    Did the Pats just lose at home to the JETS?

  5. westclaims says: Oct 21, 2012 7:21 PM

    Fumble, patriots will lose now. Go JETS!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 8man says: Oct 21, 2012 7:23 PM

    And the Patriots do what they did last week…give it up.

    This team is so hard to watch. They outdid themselves today. Usually, they don’t play a full sixty. Today they quit after the first quarter. Awful.

  7. pudgalvin says: Oct 21, 2012 7:23 PM

    Boy, Belichick is looking especially ridiculous today.

  8. flash1283 says: Oct 21, 2012 7:54 PM

    westclaims says:
    Oct 21, 2012 7:21 PM
    Fumble, patriots will lose now. Go JETS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is why you should wait till the clock is at 0!!

  9. 8man says: Oct 21, 2012 8:38 PM

    Until that defense turns the corner, if the Patriots are at home, on the opponents half of the field, with a yard or less to go on third down they need to go for it.

    They got lucky. The Jets owned the second half.

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