Sep 11, 2014 5:45 PM

Jets' backfield trio adds versatility to offense

The Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets' backfield trio hit the ground running in the team's season-opening win over Oakland.

Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell helped power a rushing attack that gained 212 yards last Sunday and could be a sneak peek at what the Jets' opponents might have to deal with on a weekly basis.

It's the Jets' Smash, Flash and Dash backfield.

Ivory is Smash, a powerful runner who can plow through defenders. Johnson is Flash, a still-speedy veteran who once ran for 2,000 yards. Powell is Dash, an underrated do-it-all running back.

The three will go up against the Packers this Sunday at Green Bay, hoping for the same type of success as Seattle, which ran for 207 yards last week.


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