Jets advance after knocking off sloppy Bengals
It was over when ...
Bengals kicker Shayne Graham missed his second field goal attempt -- a 28-yard kick that would have brought his team within one score with 3:49 remaining. Graham missed earlier in the second half from 35 yards.
The Jets unleashed Shonn Greene on Cincinnati's defense and the rookie running back responded with 135 yards and a 39-yard touchdown on a career-high 21 carries.
With Carson Palmer off the mark all game, the Bengals' passing attack never got going. Chad Ochocinco, blanketed by Jets Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis, didn't make a catch until 11:56 remained and finished with two receptions for 28 yards. Palmer, meanwhile, struggled to get into a rhythm with his other receivers, consistently misfiring on passes and overthrowing open receivers. Palmer completed just 50 percent of his passes for 146 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty fractured his fibula in the first quarter and did not return. ... Bengals WR Laveranues Coles played through a thumb injury suffered in the first half, but ultimately left the game in the fourth quarter with a head injury and did not return. ... Jets P Steve Weatherford did not play due to an irregular heartbeat, forcing K Jay Feely to pull double-duty on field goals and punts. ... The Jets have won eight of their last nine meetings with the Bengals. ... The Jets have won their last four games on the road. ... The Bengals made their second playoff appearance in the last 19 seasons, losing their opening game each time. The Bengals have not won a playoff game since a 40-14 win over the Houston Oilers in a 1990 wild-card game. That is the longest active playoff drought in the NFL.