Shonn Greene ran it for 135 yards and Mark Sanchez made some timely throws and no mistakes. The latter was the key to the game. Carson Palmer struggled early on. The Bengals didn't do enough throwing the football until it was too late.
Let's hear it for Mark Sanchez, not only for winning a playoff game but for getting in the last word on his former USC coach. Asked what he thought about Carroll jumping to the NFL, Sanchez said, "I just want everybody to know I completely disagree with his decision. Statistics show that it's not a good choice." Touché.
Bengals receiver Andre Caldwell is upended by Jets safety Jim Leonhard, which resulted in an incomplete pass. (AP)