With the new 19 day format, this Week 9 marks half of the season. And to open hostilities, the Colts hosted the Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. And thanks to a dominant Jonathan Taylor and a quiet Carson Wentz, Indianapolis largely dominated this meeting.
The movie of the match
|Indianapolis Colts (4-5)||7||21||14||3||45|
|New York Jets (2-7)||7||3||6||14||30|
The Colts let Mike White pull off a few passes on the Jets’ first possession, then quickly show their intentions. Carson Wentz is precise, Jonathan Taylor is efficient, and Nyheim Hines is in charge of concluding. After a 1st down on a reception, the RB escapes on a race and opens the scoring (0-7). But the response was very quick from New York, with a Mike White confirming the promises he had interviewed the week before. He finds Keelan Cole twice, then Elijah Moore twice, and the WR rookie signs his 1er touchdown in NFL (7-7).
Indianapolis did not let itself be destabilized and quickly returned to the opposing camp, thanks in particular to the ground game. Jonathan Taylor continues at the start of the 2th quarter time and easily scores with a side run (7-14). At this time of the match, the RB already displays more than 100 yards on the ground. And while the Jets lose Mike White to injury (forearm), the Colts accelerate. The defense recovers the ball on a fumble forced by Darius Leonard, then the attack widens the gap on a touchdown from Jack Doyle (7-21). Then before half-time, Indy has time for a quick drive and moves quickly. Michael Pittman worsened the score, and the Colts led 28-10 at the break.
The ball is in Indianapolis’ hands to start on 3th quarter time, and she will stay that way for a good part of the period. The Jets’ defense pulls off a big blow blocking the attack on 4th down, but they can’t do anything on the next two possessions. Carson Wentz first offers himself a 3th touchdown pass, for a lineman … then Jonathan Taylor goes for a ride and scores a touchdown of 78 yards on the ground. The score goes to 42-10 in favor of the Colts.
The end of the meeting is not very interesting because Indianapolis is slacking off a bit. This allows Josh Johnson, entered in the place of Mike White, to show some beautiful things. The Jets will score 3 touchdowns to make the score narrower (30-45), including a brace for rookie Elijah Moore. The meeting ends with an interception by Bobby Okereke.
Training for the Colts attack
Very quickly in this game, the Indianapolis attack took place against a defense from the Jets to the street. Rarely under pressure, Carson Wentz was like in training, and he was able to distribute the game to his various targets with ease. The Colts QB finished with 22 successful passes on 30, 272 yards and 3 touchdowns, confirming at the same time his good form.
The Colts’ ground play also benefited from the largesse of the New York defense, with some great offensive line work to highlight as well. In total, Indy is gaining 260 yards in this area, the biggest total in the NFL this season. Jonathan Taylor signs a monstrous match, with 200 yards all stack in total, including 172 on the ground. He also scored a brace, including a long touchdown of 78 yards. Nyheim Hines helped a lot, with 74 yards and 1 touchdown in just 6 races.
Some rare positives in the Jets
Completely on the street defensively (532 yards allowed), the Jets took to the water. Gaining 486 yards is interesting, even if the Indianapolis defense clearly eased off in the last quarter. Interesting still early in the game (95 yards, 1 TD), Mike White had to go out because of a forearm injury. Josh Johnson then took over, and he treated his stats sheet at the end (317 yards, 3 TD – 1 INT).
The player to highlight for the New York franchise is rookie Elijah Moore. WR continues to gain momentum and has released the best game of his young career. He showed his explosiveness on several actions, finished with 7 receptions for 84 yards, and scored his first 2 touchdowns in the NFL. Promising.
The stats of the meeting
|Indianapolis Colts||New York Jets|
|Carson Wentz||22/30, 272 yards, 3 TD||Josh johnson||27/41, 317 yards, 3 TD – 1 INT|
|Jonathan taylor||19 races, 172 yards, 2 TD||Michael carter||13 runs, 49 yards|
|Nyheim Hines||6 races, 74 yards, 1 TD|
|Michael pittman||5 receptions, 64 yards, 1 TD||Elijah moore||7 receptions, 84 yards, 2 TD|
|Zach pascal||4 receptions, 58 yards||Keelan cole||5 receptions, 66 yards|
(** PPR format)
- Jonathan Taylor: 34 Fantasy Points
- Elijah Moore: 27.4 points
- Josh Johnson: 25.5 points
- Carson Wentz: 24.2 points
- Nyheim Hines: 20.8 points
- Michael Pittman Jr: 17.4 points
The next meetings
Always in the game to play a Wild Card, the Colts have a consistent schedule before their week of rest in Week 14. Two games are very accessible, against Jacksonville and Houston, but between the two, two big pieces await them. with Buffalo and Tampa Bay.
The Jets meet well-known opponents in their division over the next two weeks. At home each time, they first host the Bills, before receiving the Dolphins.