#NYJvsIND Predictions

Posted Sep 20, 2015

Playing the Role of Underdog, the Jets Look to Make an Early Season Statement on the Road

Eric Allen believes the Jets will win Monday. Before you start shouting obscenities at your desktop or mobile device (for being a homer), please know that was ESPN analyst Eric Allen who selected the Green & White. So did ESPN colleagues Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Ditka and Mark Schlereth. Dan Hanzus (NFL.com) also is going with New York’s AFC representative.

But the majority of national pundits believe the Jets, while giving the Colts problems, will ultimately fall short. Here are a few predictions with some excerpts:

David Steele, Columnist
Jets 26, Colts 16
The Jets can defend as well as the Bills can, and the Colts’ defense can get tenderized by a Ryan Fitzpatrick-led offense just a like a Tyrod Taylor-led offense did. The Jets can shake up the AFC right off the bat.

Don Banks
Colts 24-20
The Jets defense is going to keep this one interesting, and we know we’re going to see plenty of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, because everyone runs and runs successfully against the Colts.

Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst
Colts 27, Jets 20
Look out for Chris Ivory, who should have 120 yards and at least one score against the suspect Indy run defense. It will be up to Ivory and no ebony - just Fitzpatrick - side by side, not on a piano. #NYJvsIND

Andrew Luck is 19-5 at home, and the Colts are desperate after getting bullied by Rex Ryan's Bills in Week 1. Colts 27, Jets 24. -- Rich Cimini

The Colts had three turnovers against Buffalo. The Jets, meanwhile, forced five Browns turnovers and turned them into 21 points in Week 1. One of the biggest differences between the Jets and Bills is that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is not mobile like Tyrod Taylor. Colts 21, Jets 10. -- Mike Wells

Bleacher Report
Expert Consensus Picks
Granted, with the exception of NFL National Lead Writer Ty Schalter, our writers all expect the Colts to right the ship (at least temporarily) with a win over a New York Jets team that cruised at home over the Cleveland Browns a week ago.

Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Colts 23, Jets 10
This is a tough spot for the Jets. They get a wounded team playing a home opener. The Colts will bounce back after their awful showing at Buffalo.

Peter Schrager
Colts 33, Jets 17
Last week wasn't pretty for the Colts. Andrew Luck had about 3 seconds to throw the ball every time he dropped back to pass (and that was without Buffalo's top defensive lineman in the lineup), Frank Gore looked about 100 years old, and first-round pick Phillip Dorsett looked like a deer in headlights.


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