No one would have guessed that Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck would have already scored wins this season over Aaron Rodgers and Christin Ponder, but this isn’t your average first overall pick.
Also, he’s not playing on the 2011 Colts, which helps a lot.
Luck and the Colts have another shot to lay the groundwork of what is turning out to be a fun season this week, as Indy travels to play Mark Sanchez and the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
The Jets are not playing well, and Monday night vs the Texans, they had a shot to pull out a win, but were unable to get the job done, putting more heat on Sanchez.
Everyone in NY is calling for Tim Tebow, but Jets coach Rex Ryan made clear there will be no change at quarterback despite the embattled Sanchez struggling again the loss to Houston on Monday.
”Yeah, no question,” Ryan said when asked if Sanchez will start Sunday.
Still, the heat is on, and if Sanchez struggles, you have to figure at some point the Jets are going to turn to Tebow, and when that happens, and if he plays well, it could be a long time before Sanchez sees the field again.
Monday Sanchez went 14 of 31 with a touchdown and two interceptions against the Texans, completing less than 50 percent of his passes for the fourth straight game.
His 48.4 completion percentage ranks last in the league, prompting more calls for Tebow to take over. The Jets (2-3) rank 30th in the NFL with 293.4 yards per game.
The Colts are playing for their head coach, Chuck Pagano, who remains in the hospital undergoing treatment for leukemia. Last week they outplayed the Packers in the second half, showing how young this team has come.
Luck continues to impress in his rookie season. The No. 1 overall pick set career bests with 31 completions, 55 attempts and 362 yards while throwing two touchdowns in a 30-27 victory over Green Bay on Sunday.
Luck led a 13-play, 85-yard drive that resulted in a 4-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds remaining, completing a comeback from a 21-3 halftime deficit.
This week they will once again have to fight, but right now the way things are going, the Colts are the better team, and I think that will be enough for another win for #ChuckStrong.
Indianapolis 21 New York Jets 14