The Jets are 2-0 and playing some serious defense.
The Colts are 0-2 and have issues with turnovers, penalties and injuries. What’s supposed to be one of the NFL’s best offenses is a mess and turned the ball over five times in what became a 20-7 Jets win Monday night.
To quickly recap what went wrong in the game for the Colts, the Jets quickly turned an interception into a touchdown, Adam Vinatieri missed a chip-shot field goal, starters Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton and Vontae Davis suffered injuries and the clinching touchdown came despite a penalty on a makeshift secondary.
The Jets blitzed Andrew Luck from the beginning. The Colts played like a team under pressure all night.
The Colts have scored three touchdowns in two games. They averaged 28.6 points per game last season, sixth-best in the NFL. Luck only threw 16 interceptions last season but has already thrown five this season.
The stats were pretty even in Monday night’s game, and the Colts’ offensive stats weren’t terrible. It’s just very difficult to win with five turnovers, especially when they come via a fumble at the goal line and interceptions that set up easy touchdowns for the opponent.
The Colts started 0-2 last year, too, and finished 11-5. That didn’t stop what was left of the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium from booing at the end of Monday night’s game.
“Just trucking along, keep working,” Luck said after the game. “We aren’t comparing [anything] to last season. We just have to find a way to get a win.”
The Colts play at the 1-1 Titans next Sunday. The Jets host the 0-2 Eagles.