Initial Thoughts On Jets/Colts – Time For Revenge


We say it all the time here at Turn On The Jets, when it comes to our team…it is never easy. Instead of getting to face the inexperienced Kansas City Chiefs in the first round, the Jets are now slated to travel into Indianapolis to face Peyton Manning, the same site where their season ended only a year ago.

The best player on the field this Saturday night will be Manning and he has the ability to completely take over a game, as we know all too well. However, the Jets are a better team than they were last year when the Colts knocked them out and the Colts aren’t as good of a team. Mark Sanchez should be heading into this game with tons of confidence, considering how well he played in Indianapolis in last year’s playoffs. I’d like to see the Jets have plenty of Shonn Greene heading north and south on the Colts defense, which is built on speed not size, which will also help keep Peyton Manning off the field.

A run first approach should open up down the field play action passing to Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes, who will both have favorable match-ups on the outside. In terms of the Jets defense, they are catching a huge break with Austin Collie and Dallas Clark being out of the line-up. However, Jacob Tamme is still a threat and the Colts seem to have an ability to roll receivers through and still get production. Antonio Cromartie should handle Pierre Garcon better than Lito Sheppard and Dwight Lowery did in the past and Darrelle Revis should match-up with Reggie Wayne.

The road to the Super Bowl is going to require beating the two best quarterbacks in the NFL, in their building. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but hey for the second year in a row, when the playoffs come around…this is a Jets town.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • Coach

    They are expecting a little snow in Northern NJ this weekend. Maybe we can be on the same team in the back yard! By the way NO RULES! Come as you are, just remember “we” (the Colts and I) have home field advantage. I will make an effort to comment this week leading up to the big game. But as always look forward to your keen insight. By the way I think the Jets should be favored in this game by 3. Probably not going to happen but realistically with 17 players on the IR, enough said.

  • Tony C

    Its not just that Coach, that Jets favored would in my opinion be enhanced by the not so good game played to get in. I mean that was game the Colts should have closed out and ended them with ease but instead they had to get to the kick at 3 seconds to win. I know the Gods of Football blessed Peyton Manning, but even he needs a lot of help from his rotating cast of characters around him. I think if the Jets secondary maintains even 75% of the damage it did to the Bills last week that should miles against the Colts.

  • Stalzer

    The Colts run defense looked good vs the Titans..Jets will probably use a healthy dose of counter plays, play action and screens to slow down the Colts swarming aggresive D.Keller should pose a mismatch and Greene will carry the load to a Jet victory..Jets 24 Colts 17….

  • Joe Caporoso


    It should be fun Saturday night. You know I love have everybody root against me. I am also expecting a close game, I have more faith in the “bumbling idiot” and Sanchez than most haha.

    Tony C…I am not surprised to see the Jets as underdogs, however I do think they match up much better than they did last year and after watching the Colts yesterday, I am feeling more confident than I thought i would.

    Stalzer…Keller should be a big part of the game plan, especially against the Cover 2 Zone.

  • Tony C

    Stalzer, CJ2K has been held to under 70 yards in 7 different games. He suffers without Vince Young or a better passing game, without those two options everyone can throw up the extra support on run downs. So despite breaking off 1300ish yards this year, he can have horrible games.

    Joe, Keller got his time back in that Bears game. That offense was the offense we all wanted to see even though we did lose that game.

    It all comes down to our defense, cause right now the fun facts are that Manning went 0-4 when he had 2 INTs in a game. Revis and Cro can do their jobs taking away Wayne and Garcon. After that it comes to protecting the center of the field with Lowery, Cook, Cole, Coleman, Wilson, Smith, and Dig. Someone in that pack of monkeys needs to step up and get the coverage+INTs

  • Cool article. It’s about time to find interesting content for a change.