Final Score: Colts 9 – Jets 35

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The Jets showed some dominance for the first time since the Bills game.  It’s amazing to say that just in their sixth game of the season it was a must-win, but after a tough stretch against some elite adversaries, the Jets needed to get back into the win column and did so in grand style.

The Rundown

Shonn Greene was the game’s MVP, going for 161 yards on 32 carries and an eye popping three touchdowns.  Mark Sanchez passed for only 82 yards going 11-18, but did so with two touchdowns and more importantly no interceptions or turnovers.  

The defense showed up, creating four turnovers and setting up the Jets offense very well.  Quinton Coples had 1.5 sacks and Mo chipped in for another and a forced fumble.

The Jets caught another team sleeping on a fake punt, setting up a Stephen Hill touchdown after the fourth down conversion by Tim Tebow on a fake punt / fake run play.  Remember the writers that said the personal protector thing with Tebow was a joke?  Who’s laughing now?

Some of the younger players are starting to step into more prominent roles.  Kerley didn’t have as big a day this week, but was still a factor, and Stephen Hill’s early touchdown was a good sign.  Antonio Allen saw time but was hit with a flag, Josh Bush had a timely fumble recovery, and Ellis Lankster had a coffin sealing interception in the end zone.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Jets might still have not totally found their identity, but today’s game was a step in the right direction.  While the Jets lost a tough game to the Texans last week, they played a better game this week against a worse opponent and were rewarded with a W for their efforts.  The Jets are now all square at 3-3 and the outlook is much brighter, but they now face off against two divisional teams that could change the complexion of this season going into the bye week.

It was great to see Quinton Coples pick up some well deserved sacks against the Colts and shown that he’s deserving of more playing time in the coming weeks ahead regardless of what the rest of their defensive tackle situation looks like.

All that said, the Jets took advantage of a team with a rookie quarterback, a backup quarterback and a lagging run defense.  The Jets will face some stiffer challenges ahead, but it’s hard not to be pleased with a 35-9 shellacking of any NFL team.