Off to Italy: Jets vs. Colts/Week 16 Predictions

4

Photobucket

First off, Merry Christmas everybody. I am about to head off to the airport for 7 nights back in the old homeland where my forefathers likely rooted for the worst soccer team in the country and passed that tradition down to me as a Jets fan when my family came to America. If you never see this blog updated again, it is likely I pulled a Michael Corleone found my Apollonia and will be settling down as a simple grape farmer in the hills of Italy, with no concerns about rookie quarterbacks, graduate school, playoff scenarios, or student loans. However, in the more likely case I will return a week from today to write about Jets/Colts which I will be viewing on DVD and the upcoming Jets/Bengals game.

I don’t expect to be coming home for a meaningful week 17 game but I can keep up some bizarre hope the next 7 days. I will be rocking my brand new white Titans Darrelle Revis jersey as a final show of support on the plane today. What do I think will happen in week 16 while I am paddling down the canals of Venice?

1. I think the Jets will put a good fight but ultimately fall short to the Colts 27-17. I expect most of the Colts key players to play the bulk of the game and that should be enough for them to get a victory. The defense will play well but in the end Peyton Manning will be too much and Mark Sanchez won’t make enough plays for the Jets to get a victory.

2. I think the Miami Dolphins will beat the Houston Texans fairly easily and set themselves up to be playing for a playoff spot in week 17…yuck.

3. I think the Titans will knock off the Chargers tonight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

4. I think the Steelers will win a close one over the Ravens, muddling the AFC playoff picture even further.

5. I think New England will beat Jacksonville and wrap up the AFC East.

6. I think the Bengals will beat Kansas City and wrap up the AFC North.

7. I think Dallas will hold off Washington and the Giants will beat Carolina keeping the NFC race interesting for another week.

And with that…I’m off to Italy.

4 thoughts on “Off to Italy: Jets vs. Colts/Week 16 Predictions

  1. Have a great time, Joe – Mangia e bevi bene. Mi riportano una bella Napolitana con gli occhi verdi, ‘sta bene?

    I lived in Gaeta for 3 years during my early ’20′s… some of the best years of my life.

  2. enjoy your vino joe cause when you come home we got somethign to play for in week 17.. am i dreamingg? ..go jetss!

  3. Joe, you will be a happy man when you get home from Italy and see the Jets take on the Colts scrubs. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

  4. I’m not superstitious, but are there any other countries you can visit during the next Jet game(s)?

Leave a Reply