2011 NFL Playoffs, Jets Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Meets Rex Ryan's Defense Again

The Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans in Week 17 securing the third overall seed in the AFC playoffs and a home date with the New York Jets on wildcard weekend. Peyton Manning and the Colts are familiar with the Jets as they hosted them in last year's AFC Championship game. The Colts won that game, 30-17, sending them to the Super Bowl. 

Things are slightly different this time around. The Jets are no longer the upstart team that surprised people. They're known as one of the better teams in the NFL and they finished the season 11-5. The Colts aren't their usual regular season powerhouse selves as they needed a Week 17 win to confirm a playoff berth.

NFL odds say the Colts are currently three point favorites over the Jets which sounds about right. This is an even matchup but the Colts get the edge in homefield advantage. 

The Colts have the fourth ranked offense and the 23rd ranked offense while the Jets hold the 13th ranked offense and sixth ranked defense. It'll be one of the best offenses against one of the best defenses. 

Check out Gang Green Nation and Stampede Blue for more leading up to the game. 

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