Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Indianapolis Colts are coming off an impressive win over the Green Bay Packers while their head coach undergoes leukemia treatment, but the New York Jets didn't look bad against the Houston Texans last week either.
With Bruce Arians filling the team's head coaching spot while head coach Chuck Pagano receives treatment for leukemia, Andrew Luck led the team down the field for a last-minute score against a team that went 15-1 last year. There's been a learning curve with Luck, but he's thrown six touchdowns to only two picks in his last three games.
Meanwhile, New York is coming off a surprisingly good performance in a 23-17 loss to the league-best Houston Texans. Not many gave the Jets, who have lost stars at cornerback and wide out in Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes, much of a chance against Houston after being shut out 34-0 by the San Francisco 49ers, but an injury-depleted squad using cornerback Antonio Cromartie at wide receiver and running back Joe McKnight at cornerback was within a touchdown of knocking off the Texans. There's talk of utilizing backup quarterback Tim Tebow more, as Mark Sanchez continues to have the league's worst completion percentage, although it's not clear how much he would help without many experienced wide receivers.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
TV coverage: CBS
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Opening line: New York favored by 2