Colts vs. Jets: Game predictions
The Colts and the Jets play a critical game on Sunday. Both teams really need a win. But how will the game end up?
Sunday will tell us a lot about both teams. It will tell us who has a chance to save their season, and who has a chance to get the number one pick in next year’s draft. This will be a hard fought game for both teams, and it will be a close game.
This is the game that the Colts finally convert in the red zone. Andrew Luck will be able to find open men in the end zone and they will finish some drives. The resurgence of the running game thanks to Marlon Mack will help as well. They won’t kick as many field goals.
With that said, the Jets will do the same thing. The Colts are still banged up on the defensive side of the ball. Because of that, they will give up some points. They might still be without Kenny Moore and possibly Nate Hairston, so their corner depth will be tested.
But the defense will be able to force some turnovers. Sam Darnold is someone who turns the ball over a lot. He did so in college and has continued that at the pro level. He has already thrown 6 interceptions. The Colts will make sure he throws two more.
Prediction: Colts 24 Jets 20
This will be a close game throughout the day. But this is the game that the Colts learn how to close with a lead. The defense will be able to keep the Jets from scoring on the last drive of the game and will preserve the win.
Closing out a win won’t be easy, but it could be the first step in the maturation process of a very young team.