Through one quarter in Indianapolis, it was 0-0, with a near-gaffe on a punt return by Jets wideout Santonio Holmes serving as the game's most noteworthy play. Jim Caldwell challenged the ruling on the field — that Holmes touched the ball while letting it roll through his legs — but lost, and lost a timeout as a consequence.
But Peyton Manning broke the scoreless tie in the second quarter with a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon that finally put points on the board at Lucas Oil Field.
Manning found Garcon splitting a seam in coverage on a post route, and fired a strike that the receiver hauled in without breaking stride. The 57-yard touchdown pass produced a 7-0 lead for the Colts.
If the Jets are going to get things going, it might be because of LaDainian Tomlinson. The veteran has been running well, gaining 36 yards on five carries, while Mark Sanchez has struggled, completing just six of his 11 passes.
Meanwhile, Darrelle Revis is doing a number on Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne. Revis has blanketed Wayne so far, limiting him to just one catch for one yard.