INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — The Indianapolis defeated the New York Jets 36-7 on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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The Indianapolis Colts led the New York Jets 24-7 in the third quarter.
Philip Rivers celebrated his third major milestone on the Indianapolis Colts’ final drive of the first half, becoming the sixth player in NFL history to throw for more than 60,000 yards.
The eight-time Pro Bowler achieved the feat on his final pass of the half, an 11-yard completion to Nyheim Hines that set up a 41-yard field goal attempt.
On the Colts opening drive, Rivers threw a 1-yard TD pass to Mo Alie-Cox, becoming the sixth player to throw 400 in his career. He passed Dan Marino for No. 5 all-time in completions on Indy’s second series. Rivers now has 4,973 — six more than Marino.
The Colts are tied with the New York Jets 7-7 after the first quarter.
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich took a knee during the national anthem for the third straight game as his players locked arms.
The Jets also locked arms with only one player, rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton, taking a knee.
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The Colts are back at Lucas Oil Stadium today playing host to the 0-2 New York Jets. The Horseshoe place special teams threat Matt Adams on IR today, Rock Ya-Sin officially ruled out for Sunday, however the team is hopeful Jack Doyle will return after he was full-go in practice yesterday.
Bringing back another weapon for Philip Rivers. Who after two weeks, is completing almost 80% of his passes and is over seven yards per attempt. As for the rest of the offense, it appears to be humming along, especially when you look at the stats.
How about this one–the Colts are the only team in the NFL without a three and out on offense. Impressive, which is exactly how Head Coach Frank Reich feels about his team’s ability to move the football.
“I did not know that. I’ve felt that, I’ve felt that. It’s a big deal, right, because here’s the thing – we’ve got good players so if we sustain drives, I just think every touch you get the ball in our hands I just feel like it’s opportunity, it speaks about opportunity. Obviously, a lot of good things about possession,” said Reich. “So yeah, I’m glad to hear that, but really the stat I’m most interested in is points. We’ve got to score more points and that’s what we talked about this week. We’ve got to be better in the red zone. We have to eliminate the miscues and we have to pay attention to the details that will get us back on track in the red zone.”