The Colts came into this game fired up and ready to go as they hosted the Jets Sunday. Right out of the gate, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold threw an interception to Xavier Rhodes returning it 44 yards for a touchdown. Although on the next drive, Darnold would redeem himself and throw a touchdown of his own to Braxton Berriors to tie the game at seven a piece.
The second quarter was all Indy as well as the offense got into a grove with a mix of run and play action passes. Jonathan Taylor showed that he is the future running back with the Colts running 13 carries for 59 yards and refusing to go down on most plays. Mo Alie- Cox caught a one yard touchdown from Phillip Rivers and Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 42-yard field to get Indy up by ten at half. The Colts defense held the Jets offense to only 260 yards in the entire game.
The second half was a dominant performance by Indy as Xavier Rhodes pick off Darnold for the second time for touchback in the end zone ending with Jonathan Taylor one-yard run into the end zone. Cornerback T.J Carries picked off Darnold once again and returned it all the way in for the second pick six of the game with the score being 31-7 at the end of the third quarter. The defense then put the icing on the cake with Sam Darnold getting sacked in the end zone by linebacker Justin Houston ending with a score of 36 -7 by the end of the game.
The Colts offense made strides in this game with Rivers going 17 for 21 for 217 yards and a touchdown with three receptions going to all pro wide receiver T.Y Hilton for 52 yards. This win moves the Colts record to 2-1. The Colts will be back in action next week as they will be on the road against the 3-0 Chicago Bears. Game time set for 1:00 pm on CBS.