Jets vs. Colts Week 9 preview: Everything you need to know for gameday
Line: Colts by 10.5; O/U: 46
TV: Fox, NFL, Amazon (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman)
Radio: ESPN-98.7-FM (Bob Wischusen, Marty Lyons); Westwood One (Brandon Gaudin, Tony Boselli); Sirius 81; XM 226.
Jets: Out: RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring), DL Bryce Huff (back), QB Zach Wilson (knee); Doubtful: WR Corey Davis (hip); Questionable: OT George Fant (ankle).
Colts: Out: T.Y. Hilton (concussion), S Khari Willis (calf). Questionable: G Quinton Nelson (toe).
"We earned that win and we got that win. It wasn’t a fluke. It wasn’t fake. That was real. It’s all about our mindset. We got to believe that we can be in every single game and when we have those moments when we need that big play, we can make it. We have the guys that can make those plays. Once we believe, keep believing, keep fighting, keep stressing that, that’s really when things are going to change." — LB C.J. Mosley on how beating Cincinnati last week could propel the Jets.
The Jets are a confident bunch after Mike White led them to an improbable win, and they may have found the blueprint for offensive success. The short passing game and checkdowns to backs produced results. Like Cincinnati, the Colts play a lot of zone defense. White may be able to pick them apart as well.
Michael Carter, Jets RB: Carter’s carries have increased in each of the last three weeks — 10 against the Falcons, 11 against the Patriots and 15 against the Bengals — and he has scored all three of his touchdowns in the last four weeks. Not only that, he’s become a potent receiving threat, with 17 catches (on 23 targets) for 162 yards in his last two games. Look for that checkdown work to continue with Mike White at the helm of the Jets’ offense.
— Nick Klopsis
505: Scrimmage yards for Carter, fourth-most among rookies and tops on the Jets. His 26 receptions also are a team high.