Harris made one of the biggest plays of the game when he was spying Andrew Luck on third and long, avoided a blocker in the open field to make the tackle short of the marker and then pried the ball loose for a key turnover. He also had seven tackles and a pressure, stuffing three runs close to the line and making two good open field tackles on short passes.
While Harris was blocked out of a couple of plays and beaten for a short first down catch in coverage, his performance anchored the Jets' defensive effort and the team is often at their best when he is playing well.
Beyond Harris, the next biggest contributor was Quinton Coples, who was disruptive all day in the pass rush, generating a handful of direct pressures and forcing the Colts to double-team him at times in the second half. Coples got a couple of pass rush reps from the defensive tackle position, which is something I've been calling for more of, but actually had a lot of success getting upfield on the outside as well. Coples also made some contributions against the run, stuffing one play with a wrap-up tackle and getting some good penetration. He even made a contribution in coverage, dropping back and covering his man well downfield on the play where Luck threw his first interception. It would have been nice for him to round off his performance with a sack, but unfortunately when he finally did get to Luck, his sack was negated by a somewhat weak roughing the passer penalty for what looked like incidental contact around the neck area.
Calvin Pace was credited with one tackle and one quarterback hit, but I was impressed with his ability to drive back the right tackle in the pocket. I don't think he's displayed power like that very often before. Pace got to Luck who was able to get rid of the ball only to be called for an intentional grounding penalty and also came off the edge to stuff a run up the middle.
Demario Davis made some good contributions too, with six tackles, two quarterback hits and a couple of pressures. He crucially made the stop at the goal line on the play before Frank Gore's fumble. Davis was blocked out of a couple of plays and had an unsportsmanlike penalty after Gore's fumble but on the whole had a better game than last week.
While Harris and Davis played every snap, the Jets again ran some three linebacker nickel sets. This week it was Jamari Lattimore who got the call on these plays. He had one missed tackle late in the game.
Erin Henderson did get into the game with the goal line package, but was cut to the ground on the edge, setting up what should have been a walk-in touchdown for Gore before he inexplicably fumbled.
Finally, Trevor Reilly backed up both outside linebacker positions, but didn't see as much time this week, even though Coples was out of the game with some kind of injury for a period in the first half. Reilly did get one pressure, but on a third down play Luck escaped the pocket and Reilly's tackle wasn't enough to prevent him from stretching out to reach the marker.
Next up...Revis (and some other guys, but mostly just Revis)...