The Jets control the upper hand this week, and in a season where wins may be few and far between, they had better seize this opportunity. Returning from injury for the Jets are tight end Dustin Keller and wide receiver Stephen Hill. After a game in which they may have lost both defensive tackles, Sione Po’uha and Kenrick Ellis, for this upcoming Sunday, Sanchez will need to compensate by maximizing an offense now stacked with more options. With the Jets slated to play three of their next four on the road after this Sunday, a winnable home game becomes crucial if they hope to maintain respectability.
In contrast to the Jets’ desperation, the Indianapolis Colts are feeling good and thus primed for a letdown game. Last week, the heavily favored Green Bay Packers blew a 21-3 lead to the Colts, and Indy rallied with an astounding come-from-behind victory to defeat the Packers in front of their home fans. It was their first game since they learned that head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed and undergoing treatment for leukemia, and the team dedicated the effort to him.