Jets At Colts: New York Fighting To Stay Alive For Playoffs

Read more about the Jets huge win at our blog, Gang Green Nation, and read more about being 14-1 at our Colts blog, Stampede Blue.

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Marques Douglas' score off a Curtis Painter fumble in the third quarter put the Jets in front for good, as New York capitalized on the Colts resting starters to hand Indianapolis its first loss, 29-15, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Colts, who had already locked up the AFC's top seed, carried a 14-0 record and an NFL-record 23-game winning streak into the contest. But the undefeated season and the streak both ended after Peyton Manning was removed late in the third quarter, along with a number of other Colts starters.

Manning finished with 192 yards to become the fourth player all-time to throw for 50,000 yards in his career, but had to watch from the sideline -- with his helmet still on -- as the Jets (8-7) finished the game with 19 consecutive points to take the victory.

New York now controls its playoff destiny, and can get into the postseason with a win at home next week against Cincinnati, which clinched the AFC North title earlier Sunday.

Thomas Jones ran for 105 yards and a score for the Jets, while Mark Sanchez was an efficient 12-of-19 for 106 yards, with no interceptions. Brad Smith returned the second half's opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown.

In Manning's place, Painter was 4-of-11 for 44 yards, with an interception and the critical fumble. Donald Brown and Joseph Addai had rushing scores in the loss, the first in the regular season for Indianapolis since October 27 of last season against Tennessee.

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