NFL Playoffs, Jets Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Helps Indy Answer With Field Goal

So, yeah, about the advantage Peyton Manning might have over the Jets secondary? You can scratch that might right about now.

You might also want to rethink how ineffective the Colts might be on the ground.

Without a catch from Reggie Wayne, Manning drove the Colts 45 yards in nine plays. Adam Vinatieri converted a 47-yard field goal to give Indy the lead over the Jets, 10-7, in the third quarter.

But while Manning was typically good on the drive, it was Joseph Addai who picked up a pivotal first down with a 14-yard run, and a bit of balance might be the scariest thing possible for the Jets.

It seems likely that the Colts will be able to at least score with the Jets, if not stay out in front. And if the Colts have the lead near the end of the game, a stronger running game gives them a better chance of salting it away with clock-chewing carries rather than riskier throws by Manning.

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