Powell left the game in the third quarter and did not return. His right arm was in a sling after the game but he refused to elaborate on his injury.

McKnight left the game later in the third quarter after hurting his ankle on a 61-yard run. He refused to discuss his injury at length and would say only that he didn't think it was serious and will have an MRI Monday. He was limping in the locker room.

So what fueled Shonn Greene's running energy?

Possibly a massive steak, paid for by Mark Sanchez. The quarterback said he treated his running backs to dinner this past week and Greene -- who had a career day Sunday with 161 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries -- ordered "the biggest steak you could possibly have." Joked Sanchez, "He eats like a lineman."

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Did Jason Hill really do a "hopscotch'' dance after his second-quarter TD?

The newest Jets receiver said he was just trying some "kiddie stuff" for his 4-year-old son, Jason Jr. Though Hill acknowledged that his son probably is too young to understand the significance of his touchdown celebration, he said it was important to show love to his family back in the Bay Area.

"That was for him," Hill said. "My family's not out here, so that was my way to get them out here. He plays [hopscotch] at school all the time. That's one of the things he comes home and says, 'Oh, Daddy, I played hopscotch today.' "

How did Antonio Allen fare in his first NFL start?

The Colts wasted no time going after the rookie safety, who was flagged for pass interference on the Colts' second drive of the game. But the Jets' seventh-round pick made up for it in the second quarter, sacking Andrew Luck for a loss of 2 yards to force the Colts into second-and-22. Because of a knee injury to veteran safety Eric Smith, Allen was called up from the practice squad Friday after the Jets placed Darrelle Revis on season-ending IR.

Was Quinton Coples psyched about his first career sack?

Not really. The rookie defensive end remained pretty even-keeled about his takedown of Luck -- but that's probably because his third-quarter sack for a loss of 14 was offset by his 15-yard face-mask penalty on the play. "It was good," Coples said. The Jets' 16th overall pick finished with 11/2 sacks and four tackles.

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How did Rex Ryan keep his players focused after they took a 21-6 halftime lead?

A win never seemed in doubt, but Ryan stressed to his defense the importance of not letting up the way they did against Buffalo in Week 1.

"Just keep fighting, stay in it," safety LaRon Landry said, repeating his coach's halftime message. "We have a lot more ball to play. We had a great first half, but we have to finish . . . We finished today."

How did Dustin Keller and Nick Mangold feel after the game?

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Keller, who hadn't played since Week 1, said his hamstring felt "great" and added that he suffered no setbacks. The tight end finished the game with one catch for 6 yards. Mangold's right ankle still was heavily taped as he walked around the locker room, but the center said he felt "pretty good" and did not aggravate the injury.

Did the Colts suffer an "emotional hangover" after last week's win over Green Bay for coach Chuck Pagano?

According to Luck, the answer is no. "We had a great week of practice, which makes this loss more disappointing even," said the rookie quarterback (22-for-44, 280 yards), who was sacked four times and threw two interceptions. "I know I played very poorly on my end . . . I don't think emotional hangover had much to do with it."