NFL: Indianapolis Colts look to get back on track as they host New York Jets
- Indianapolis Colts lost to Tennessee Titans on Sunday
- The New York Jets, on the other hand, come with a win against Bengals
- The match will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium
The Colts are three games behind Tennessee in the AFC South. However, Titans' running back and arguably the best offensive player in the division Derrick Henry being sidelined possibly for the remainder of the season, gives Indy an opening to get back in the race.
The Colts will start that climb as they open Week 9.
“I understand it’s a really big hole to come back from and win the division, the odds are really stacked against us,” Colts coach Frank Rich says. “I’m just not wired to think like that. The way I’m wired, the way our team is wired is we’ve got a game on Thursday night. We have to come back.”
As for the Jets (2-5), the only race they figure to be in is for the top overall draft choice next April. Even that is a long shot considering three teams have one win and Detroit has none.
The Jets will get into this game riding on a wild, upset victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Their quarterback Mike White threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns in the game and rookie running back Michael Carter took 24 touches for 172 total yards and a touchdown.
The Colts sure are the favourites getting into the game. However, they will get on the field without wide receiver TY Hilton, who is in the concussion protocol.
Hilton suffered the concussion during the second half of the game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans when he came down hard going for a catch. Head coach Frank Reich ruled him out for the prime-time game against the Jets.