Duplicating the feat from 50 seasons prior, the New York Jets used Jason Myers and an opportune defense to stifle the Indianapolis Colts. 

Geoff Magliocchetti

It was deja vu all over again at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

On a day that saw the New York Jets honored their Super Bowl champion squad from 1968, a team that defeated an opponent named the Colts, the modern-day incarnation earned a win over some Colts as well, defeating their opponents from Indianapolis by a 42-27 final.

The Jets put momentum in their corner early, allowing just two Indianapolis plays before they took the ball away, with Morris Claiborne being the beneficiary of a topsy-turvy interception, one he took back 17 yards for a score that opened the floodgates for points in Week 6.


Indianapolis would strike back on their very next drive, tying the game before most Jets fans had stopped cheering for the first score. Andrew Luck would need just five plays to knot it, capping off a 75-yard drive with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Johnson.

Jason Myers would kick a 30-yard field goal to give the Jets a 10-7 by the end of the first quarterback.

Despite some defensive stinginess the Colts would end up taking a small lead, one buoyed by a pair of Adam Vinatieri field goals, each set up by Jets turnovers. Malik Hooker intercepted a Sam Darnold pass, while Quincy Enunwa fumbled on the first play of their next drive.

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The Jets, however, would strike back and take the lead, with Darnold finding Terrelle Pryor for a touchdown for the second straight week.

Two plays later, the Jets earned another opportunity to extend their lead, as Avery Williamson took advantage of a Claiborne tip to force the second Luck turnover of the day. Negative yardage came on the ensuing drive, but the Jets managed to score another Myers field goal to make it 20-13.

Myers’ name was called upon one more time before the half let out, as, after a three-and-out from the defense, they got into his range and beat the clock to create a 23-13 halftime lead.

Coming out swinging in the second half, the Jets further nurtured their lead with a five-play, 72-yard drive that concluded with a 34-yard hookup between Darnold and Chris Herndon.

Though Indianapolis would strike back with touchdown passes to Eric Ebron and Erik Swoope, the Jets defense stifled out any Colts hope. Darron Lee picked up his third interception of the season, as well as Luck’s third pick of the day.

Myers continued to take care of business, notching a career-high seven field goals to keep the pesky Colts away, one short of tying Rob Bironas’ NFL-record.

Indianapolis would add a late score to create the final margin, with Luck finding Chester Rodgers from 17 yards out.

Winners of two in a row, the Jets will look to sweep their three-game homestand next Sunday afternoon, taking on the Minnesota Vikings (1:00 p.m. ET, Fox).

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