Let's move on to discuss yesterday's game...
This was an excellent road win for the Jets and sets them up nicely for the next two games heading into the bye. Those are two games which, based on the results over the first couple of weeks, suddenly seem to be eminently winnable. Let's settle in and enjoy this one for a while, though.
Shutting out Andrew Luck's Colts in the first half, the Jets were opportunistic on defense and led for virtually the entire game. Even when the Colts finally scored after both teams had squandered opportunities early on, I actually felt pretty confident they would win the game.
Some fans seem to be frustrated with the conservative nature of the playcalling, but there were some obvious weaknesses the Jets knew they could exploit and rather than use up all their best plays earlier on and baiting the Colts into a shoot-out, they seemed to save a couple for key moments - none moreso than on Brandon Marshall's clinching touchdown.
I liked that approach and was pleased that the Jets eventually persisted and got the running game going after it was tough sledding in the first half. On defense, you have to like the pressure they generated - even though Andrew Luck proved impossible to sack - because it led directly to three of their turnovers. Officially, they were credited with 11 quarterback hits.
Maybe the Jets got a bit lucky with the fumble at the goal line and a couple of calls and bounces that went their way, but they controlled the game and deserved their win. After all, as they say, Luck can only get you so far.
Next up...our first positional review looks in detail at how Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to take advantage of some mismatches in the Colts back seven.