Philip Rivers hits two milestones as Colts throttle Jets 36-7

Getty Images

Philip Rivers built an impressive NFL career with the Chargers and he hit a couple of significant personal milestones in Sunday’s rout of the Jets.

Rivers threw his 400th career touchdown and passed 60,000 career passing yards before giving way to Jacoby Brissett in the fourth quarter of a 36-7 laugher. Rivers is the sixth person to reach each of those milestones and has a good shot of passing Dan Marino for fifth place in each category before the year is out.

Tight end Mo Alie-Cox caught Rivers’ touchdown, Jonathan Taylor added a rushing touchdown and the Colts secondary provided two other scores. Xavier Rhodes opened the scoring by returning a Sam Darnold interception for a score and T.J. Carrie did the same on the final play of the third quarter. Rhodes added a second interception and the Colts also sacked Darnold for a safety on another long day for the Jets Offense.

Left tackle Mekhi Becton was added to the long injury list after hurting his shoulder and the Jets offense never found its footing after the second Rhodes pick. It came in the end zone at the end of a good drive that could have cut the Colts’ lead to 17-14 before halftime.

Darnold was 17-of-29 for 168 yards and a touchdown while also being sacked twice by a Colts Defense that’s found its stride after a bad opener against the Jaguars. They’ll try to keep it going against the Bears next weekend, although they’ll have to wait to see who is at quarterback.

The Jets host the Broncos on Thursday night, so they’ll get a quick turnaround before they try to avoid their 11th loss of at least 10 points under head coach Adam Gase.

21 responses to “Philip Rivers hits two milestones as Colts throttle Jets 36-7

  1. So where are all the patriot fans who were on every Colts article week 1 saying Rivers was done? Where are you hiding at?

  2. I’m not usually one to blame the owner but really its time for the Johnsons to sell the Jets. At this point its torture for the players coaches , fans and its hurting the NFL in general.

  3. Gase is dead man walking.. he pulls that hat down so far so you can’t even see his face.
    Maybe he has a social anxiety disorder
    Because he sure as heck is a horrible head coach

  4. The Jets can’t, won’t, fire Gase with a short week to prepare for Denver. But with an extended period after Thursday night, count on Gase getting fired.

  5. I just wish NY will declare the obvious that L. Bell is done for and cut him lose. Give his roster spot to someone that can help Darnold.

  6. mwcarolina says:

    September 27, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Jets may actually win on Thursday….Denver is playing a 3rd quarterback

    ——-
    Except their probably not starting Rypien. It’s a short week so the likelihood is they roll with Driskel and go to Rypien next week depending how Driskel looks. Today there was no reason not to make the change. They were out of the game and Driskel had struggled.

  7. Darnold is terrible. Not that he has a prayer playing for the Jets, but this guy is a turnover machine just like he was in college. At some point early in a blue chip prospect’s career, you can point to the flashing talent or recall a performance that leads his team to an improbable victory. I can’t think of either, the Jets are without hope and have replaced Cleveland as football’s embarrassment. NY is a pro sports desert.

  8. swampthaaang says:
    September 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    I’m not usually one to blame the owner but really its time for the Johnsons to sell the Jets. At this point its torture for the players coaches , fans and its hurting the NFL in general.

    It starts with the owners, you look at teams that are consistently bad and they they all have one thing in common, bad owners. Who thought Gase was a good hire when it happened?

  9. swampthaaang says:
    September 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    I’m not usually one to blame the owner but really its time for the Johnsons to sell the Jets. At this point its torture for the players coaches , fans and its hurting the NFL in general.

    23 0 Rate This

    ——————-

    Don’t worry. Goodell is working with Woody as we speak, preparing to frame NE again.

    Things will be better soon.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.