FLORHAM PARK, N.J - With the possibility they might square off again in the AFC's wild-card round next week, some think the Jets and Bengals might hold something back Sunday, making sure they don't show their entire repertoire.
But that won't be the case defensively for the Jets, who plan on using their blitz packages and bringing the heat.
"I think they potentially can take that mentality, but we can't," defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said yesterday. "There is no next week if we don't win this week. The gun will be empty at the end, and then when the smoke clears and hopefully we've won and we have to think about it for next week, then we'll have to figure out a way to reload."
Rookie Shonn Greene's 16 carries Sunday was the second-highest total of his career and the most since he had 19 in the Jets' pasting of the Raiders in Oakland on Oct. 25. Greene and Thomas Jones totaled 200 yards on 39 attempts against the Colts, and the Jets want to keep him more involved in the offense.
"We feel really good about both guys, a little bit like how we used Thomas and Leon [Washington],'' offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. "It's a little bit the same philosophy. This time of year, all the backs have taken a lot of blows, so you are trying to keep them both fresh."
Jones and FB Tony Richardson returned to practice after Rex Ryan rested them Wednesday . . . The Jets plan to pay tribute to 26 seasons of memories at Giants Stadium at halftime Sunday and will have key players who were a part of the team between 1984 and 2009 participate.