Here is a sentence that has been heard very few times over the last decade in Indianapolis: today, the Colts dominated the Jets with their defense and running game. In a reversal of strategies from the early season, the
Colts now seem to be playing a brand of “smash mouth” football. The running back tandem for Indy ran for 210 yards, with Larod Stephens-Howling running 13 times for 160 yards and a TD and Donald Brown going for 5 carries for 50 yards and 2 TD’s.
The Colts defense dominated Tim Tebow and the Jets offense for much of the game. In the middle of the 4th quarter with the Colts leading 24-8 and the Jets driving, Tebow was intercepted on back to back drives for pick 6’s with one by Vontae Davis for 97 yards and the other by Brandon King for 22 yards. The Jets only managed 59 rushing yards on offense marking the second time in a row the Colts have held their opponent under 60 yards rushing for the game. The Colts now move above .500 for the first time this year sitting at 3-2 and the loss drops the Jets to 3-3. Colts head coach Andy Jellison said shortly after game, “As long as we can keep turnovers down, continue to generate yardage through our run game and make the opponents one dimensional, we have a shot in every game.”
The Colts head home to face the 1-4 Browns next week while the Jets head to Foxboro to take on the hated Patriots.
Other game notes:
Andrew Luck finished the game 6-9 with 99 yards passing. Tim Tebow was 23-29 for 267 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s.