2. Dominate The Clock
This game will be played in a rowdy Indianapolis environment. So, naturally, the Colts will have a leg up.
This being the case, the best New York Jets defense might actually turn out to be their offense.
Chris Ivory is a little banged up. His groin started acting up in practice this week and such is the last thing Jets fans want to hear out of the guy who ran for 91 yards and two scores last Sunday.
He’s expected to play, but now that we know he won’t be 100 percent the offensive line will need to continue to make strides. Last week the offensive line showcased a solid running attack. Granted the first quarter was a little disappointing in terms of rushing, but once Chan Gailey started mixing in a little Ryan Fitzpatrick through the air, the run game opened up a bit.
Three-step drops leading to a controlled passing game and a running game that’ll spearhead an offensive attack will be necessary for the Jets offense to control the clock.
If they don’t possess the ball for more than 35 minutes in this one, Luck and the Colts offense might put up too many points for the Jets to overcome.