Monday Night Football: Jets vs ColtsPublished September 21, 2015 by Sol FH
Week 2 of the NFL regular season comes to a close with the Monday Night Football match up at 1:30 GMT.
Indianapolis fans were expecting a big win in Week 1 of the NFL 2015/16 regular season, but their team fell short and were pummeled by the Buffalo Bills 27-14. Andrew Luck, QB for the Colts is expected to have a big time season, leading to a breakout performance in the playoffs, but the offense and defense need work before getting over that hurdle.
The Jets are led by their defense, which has been the way that they play their game for years. In Week 1, they destroyed the Cleveland Browns 31-10 and seek a similar outcome tonight, but will be playing away in Indiana.
Keys to Victory
The Colts know that the Jets like to blitz. They key here is making New York pay for it with short offensive passes leading to big yard play action gains. That will only be possible if the Colts' weaker than weak offensive line can pull it together and give Luck the time he needs to make something happen. The O-line was responsible for a weak running game, forcing the receiving team to run short and ineffective routes for short gains.
On defense it wasn't all bad. Colts' defensive line shut down LeSean McCoy and virtually all running attacks that the Bills tried, but it wasn't enough. No matter how good the D-line looked to be, the Colts' secondary gave up and were responsible for all the Bills' TD's. To make matters worse, tonight, the Colts' secondary must stop Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, a much better receiving duo than what they went up against last week.
The Colts were surely excited for the beginning of the regular season last week and will not let the same mistakes happen twice. The Colts should win tonight's game 24-17, with the home field advantage.
Online NFL Betting
Punters have a great chance to capitalize on tonight's game with bet365 Sports. The UK-based sportsbook is offering dozens of pre-game props for punters seeking to make real-money bets on the game. Colts are the favorites at 1.31, while the Jets need to prove they are not just one-win ponies at 3.55.