The Indianapolis Colts blew out the New York Jets 41-10 in a relatively uncompetitive Monday Night Football game. If all the possible outcomes were on a list, this result one would probably be at the bottom of it.
The Colts came out scorching hot at the start of the game. Their defense forced a three-and-out on the opening possession, and then, their offense scored a touchdown on its opening drive.
The following two drives were exactly the same as the first two. The Jets went three-and-out again, and the Colts drove down the field again for another touchdown. Within the first eight minutes of the game, Indianapolis had a 14-0 lead.
The first eight minutes set the tone for the entire game: absolute domination for the Indianapolis Colts. They jumped on the Jets earn and never let New York build any sort of confidence.
Indianapolis’ win was spearheaded by their leader Andrew Luck. He completed 23 of 29 passes for 289 passing yards and four touchdowns.
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Three of Luck’s touchdowns came in the first half, and every one went to tight end Dwayne Allen. Luck could have four touchdowns in the first half, if tight end Jack Doyle did not fumble the ball into the end zone with 29 seconds left in the second quarter.
As for Allen, he turned in his finest performance for the season with four catches for 72 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Also, receiver T.Y. Hilton chipped in with seven catches for 115 receiving yards.
On the flip side, the Colts’ defense was just as impressive as their offense. The defense held the Jets’ offense to 10 points and 34 rushing yards (all season-bests). They also held the Jets to 214 passing yards and forced three interceptions, which was their season total prior to Monday.
Overall, Indianapolis dominated the game from start to finish. The blowout win should give the team confidence heading into Week 14, and they will need it.
Most importantly, they are now in a three-way tie atop the AFC South with the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans. Six days from Monday, the Colts will face the Texans in a battle to remain atop the AFC South.