Jets at Colts Review – Football Lines

December 28th, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

The Indianapolis Colts were the final team in pro football that had a shot at a perfect undefeated season but threw that all away in a loss to the New York Jets by a score of 29-15 as they failed to cover the spread as 3-point chalks.

The Colts made the controversial decision to empty their bench in the second half and protect their best players from injury in order to have them ready for the playoffs. The Jets took advantage of that strategy to steal the game and improve their standing for the AFC playoffs. The Jets would be in as a wild card team if the season ended today.

Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Colts, is now under fire for the decision as Indy had a shot to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to have a perfect season. New York compiled impressive stats on the ground with over 200 yards rushing on offense as they tore apart the Colts defense.

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning put up good numbers for the time that he played as he threw for 192 yards on 14-21 passing. Curtis Painter, the Colts backup, was bad as he went 4-11 for 44 yards with an interception.

As soon as the Colts emptied the bench they fell apart and allowed a touchdown fumble return by the Jets in what was to be a portent of things to come. The Colts will still remain assured, however, of being the number one seed in the AFC playoffs despite the embarrassing performance.

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