The New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts meet in the NFL on Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Jets have tripped out of the gate at 0-2 so far. New York lost to the Bills 27-17 in Game 1, then lost another game 31-13 to the 49ers last weekend. As for the Colts, they are 1-1 in the young 2020 season. Indianapolis fell into a difficult test against the Jaguars in the first week, then put in a good effort in a 28-11 victory over the Vikings. Check back all season for free NFL picks and NFL predictions at Sports Chat Place.
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The Week 2 game against the 49ers was even worse for the Jets. New York lost 21-3 at the break (again) and didn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter. Darnold had 179 yards and a touchdown there, while Frank Gore had 63 rushing yards. The peak of the reception for New York in Week 2 was Chris Hogan’s 75 yards on six catches.
On the Colts’ side, they had a 17-14 advantage over the Jaguars at halftime in Week 1, but were outscored 13-3 in the second half. Indianapolis QB Philip Rivers posted 363 yards with one TD and two interceptions, while Nyheim Hines had just 28 yards and one TD on seven carries. Parris Campbell was the Colts’ leading receiver in the loss with 71 yards on six catches.
Week 2 went better for Indianapolis with a 17-point victory over Minnesota. Rivers had 214 yards, a TD and a pick there, while Jonathan Taylor led the race with 101 yards and a score. Mo Alie-Cox had a good game receiving five catches for 111 yards.
The Jets are 4-1 CEP in their last five games as an underdog and 2-5 CEP in their last seven games overall. New York is 4-10-1 CEP in its last 15 games against the AFC and 2-6 CEP in its last eight road games.
Meanwhile, the Colts are 4-0 CEP in their last four games of Week 3 and 3-1-1 CEP against a team with a losing record. Indianapolis is 2-6 CÉP in the last eight games total and 2-6 CÉP in its last eight games against the AFC.
To choose: Go Colts in this one. The line opened at seven points, then quickly began to swell. The gap is likely to widen even more as the week progresses; there isn’t much hope for New York here. Considering that the Jets have shown next to nothing on offense other than cosmetic garbage time scores, I’m not at all convinced they’ll be able to keep pace. I would probably take Indy at any number up to a few touchdowns.
The choice in this article is the opinion of the writer, not the consensus of the Sports Chat Place site.