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Greene gets first rushing TD of season

Shonn Greene

Shonn Greene

#23 RB

New York Jets

2011 STATS

  • Rush10
  • Yds26

  • TD0

  • Rec1

  • Yds7

  • TD0

Shonn Greene benefited from the switch.

With the ball on the one-yard line in the third quarter of Sunday's game, the Jets called a goal-line blast, a play they usually run to the right. Sunday, the Jets decided to change things up, running the play to the left.

One yard later, Greene had his first touchdown of the season.

"It probably surprised the defense because we always run it to the right and the line did a great job," Greene said. "I just follow (fullback) John Conner.

After a slow start to his season against the Cowboys, with just 10 rushes for 26 yards, Greene had a better performance Sunday as he rushed 16 times for 49 yards behind a battered Jets' offensive line.

With his touchdown, Greene is already half way to his totals from the last two years, as he's managed just two rushing touchdowns in each of his first two seasons in the league. He now has five touchdowns in his NFL career.

As much as this touchdown was his inaugural score on the year, Greene didn't particularly care.

"I don't do personal goals," Greene said. "I was just happy we got the win."