NFL Capsule: Colts at Jets

NFL Capsule: Colts at Jets
October 11, 2012, 2:18 pm
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Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 2-2; New York 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 41-29

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 22 (tie); Jets No. 24

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Colts 17-16, Jan. 8, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Packers 30-27; Jets lost to Texans 23-17





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams playing for first time since AFC wild-card following 2010 regular season - Peyton Manning's last game with Indianapolis. ... Colts coming off stunning win over Packers in which they overcame 21-3 halftime deficit, and won on Andrew Luck's 4-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds left. Team delivered game ball to ailing coach Chuck Pagano, hospitalized since Sept. 26 while being treated for leukemia. Assistant Bruce Arians coaching in Pagano's place. ... Luck became fourth rookie QB in NFL, and first since Detroit's Matthew Stafford in 2009, to overcome deficit of 18 points or more and win. Luck is first rookie to throw for more than 1,200 yards and win two of team's first four games. Can become first Colts rookie to throw TD pass in each of first five career games. Also looking to become second Colts rookie to record four 300-yard passing games, and first since Manning in 1998. ... Wayne had career-high 212 yards receiving vs. Packers last week, passing Edgerrin James for second on team list in yards from scrimmage with 12,214 - trailing only Marvin Harrison (14,580). ... Rookie RB Vick Ballard slated to make first start against Jets after Donald Brown had surgery to repair torn cartilage in knee. ... Colts have had 100-yard receiver in every game, first time in team history through first four games: Wayne did it Weeks 1 and 5, Donnie Avery in Week 2 and T.Y. Hilton in Week 3. ... LB Pat Angerer (fractured foot), CB Vontae Davis (ankle) were questionable to play vs. Jets, while OLB Robert Mathis (sprained knee) was expected to miss game. ... Jets looking to end two-game skid following losses to 49ers and Texans. ... QB Mark Sanchez has completed less than 50 percent of passes in four straight games, and 48.4 completion percentage ranks last in NFL. His 66.6 quarterback rating is 31st in league - ahead of only Kansas City's Matt Cassel (66.2) and Cleveland rookie Brandon Weeden (64.5). ... Backup QB Tim Tebow continues to have limited role and has yet to score with Jets . He's 1 of 2 passing for 9 yards, and has 57 yards rushing on 14 carries. ... RB-KR Joe McKnight had 100-yard kickoff return for TD vs. Texans, extending Jets' NFL record with 11 straight seasons with scores on kickoffs - with 16 of them during that span. ... WR Jeremy Kerley leads team with 291 yards receiving on 15 receptions, and ranks fifth in NFL with 19.4 yards per catch. ... CB Antonio Cromartie got his ninth INT in two-plus seasons with Jets, ranking third in AFC among CBs since 2010. Held Houston's Andre Johnson to one catch for 15 yards. ... Jets hoping to get back TE Dustin Keller and rookie WR Stephen Hill, who have been sidelined with hamstring injuries.


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