NFL Playoffs: Indianapolis Colts Vs. New York Jets, Three Matchups To Watch

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a rematch from last year's AFC Championship game, the Indianapolis Colts take on the New York Jets tonight in what is sure to be a very good game.
The Colts have the better offense, but they will be tested against this Jets defense, which has been very good at times but has been a little weaker in recent weeks, so we will see what happens.
Here are the matchups that I will be keeping an eye on tonight:
Peyton Manning vs. Jets Pass Rush
The Jets have not really had a consistent pass rush all year and it has cost them some games, such as the game against the New England Patriots, where they got torched by Tom Brady. In fact, I would say that their ability to pass rush is the key to the game.
You know that Manning is going to burn you on blitzes almost every time, so you have to get to him and bring him down if you want to win, especially if Rex Ryan is going to be sending defensive backs in on blitzes.
Manning will find the open man if you don't sack him,...

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