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Game Picks: Jets vs. Colts

Experts Predict the Winner of This Monday's Battle at MetLife Stadium


David Steele

Pick: Colts, 27-16

Because you needed more Ryan Fitzpatrick in prime time. It might also be more Scott Tolzien in prime time, if Andrew Luck is still recovering. The Jets' close call against the Patriots was a tease. The Colts still have a window in the AFC South, and they're good enough even without Luck to keep the Jets from getting in their way.

Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist

Pick: Colts, 28-20

The Colts get back Andrew Luck for this one, and they need him in the worst way. The Jets did a nice job on Tom Brady
last week, but not on Luck. It's close, but he pulls it out.

Chris Simms, NFL Lead Analyst

Pick: Colts, 34-30

We're in for a real quarterback duel to end Week 13.

I'm not being sarcastic, either. Andrew Luck should shred whatever remains of Darrelle Revis in his return from a concussion. And Ryan Fitzpatrick won't find any hurdles to a 300-plus-yard passing day on this Colts defense.

The difference, as usual, is Luck. He elevates the play of the other 52 guys to a playoff level. Plus, Indianapolis is playing for something. Gang Green waged its Super Bowl last week and lost against the Patriots. A big-game hangover could happen.

Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst

Pick: Jets, 28-25

One of Week 13's toughest games to call. It looks like Andrew Luck will suit up for the Colts on Monday -- and he should benefit from facing a weak Jets secondary. Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the nod from Todd Bowles, despite the disappointing ending in the loss to the Patriots. Matt Forte hit the skids in that game, but will find the Colts' front seven far more forgiving. Indy's run defense allows opposing running back's a robust 4.6 yards per carry. That should keep Fitzpatrick in favorable situations -- so, in theory, he could go a second straight week without an interception. Not fun note: Gang Green is 1-7 this season when they've lost the turnover battle. Don't think the lovable Jets lose either battle this week.

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