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Bent, theJetsBlog.com: After an ultimately-satisfying win on Sunday, we can now start to look ahead. While the Jets will be focused solely on Monday night's clash in Indianapolis, we can allow ourselves to look a little further ahead to what looks like three tough games heading into the bye week. Barring a tie, the Jets could be 4-0, 3-1, 2-2 or 1-3 so each of these games will be huge in terms of how they set themselves up for the rest of the year.
While these games looked especially tough on paper, they maybe look a little less scary after the opening weekend. The Colts lost heavily to Rex Ryan's Bills. Philadelphia, the week three opponent, lost in Atlanta in a sloppy game last night. While Miami won, they had their hands full with Washington, who out-gained them by almost 100 yards, led in the fourth quarter and only ultimately succumbed to a late punt return for a touchdown.
It's the Colts who will be the main focus though and their chances were hurt by the injury to top receiver TY Hilton. The fact that they struggled against Ryan's defense, which Jets players have remarked is similar to the Todd Bowles defense perhaps suggests the Jets will match up well with them. On the other hand, they've have some good preparation against that type of defense, can make some adjustments in the long week and were able to finally establish a rhythm late in the game as the Bills played less aggressively when leading.