Jets hold off Jags for second straight win

5:32 PM, Dec 9, 2012   |    comments
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Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell each had rushing scores and the New York Jets held on for a 17-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Greene rushed for 77 yards on 20 carries while Powell amassed 78 yards on 19 rushes for New York (6-7), which was coming off a 7-6 win over Arizona and has strung together consecutive victories for the first time all season.

A week after being pulled against the Cardinals, Mark Sanchez was asked to manage the game and did so somewhat effectively. He fumbled in the first half and connected on 12-of-19 throws overall for just 111 yards, but completed a 37-yard strike late in the contest to force Jacksonville to use all three of its timeouts.

Chad Henne led the Jaguars (2-11) into Jets territory on their final possession, but was intercepted by Ellis Lankster to seal the win for New York.

Henne passed for 185 yards, but completed just 21-of-43 throws and was picked off twice in Jacksonville's ninth loss in 10 games.

Montell Owens ran for the Jaguars' only touchdown, finishing with 91 yards on 14 carries in defeat.

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