After the sheer exhilaration of victory against the Packers on Sunday, the Colts could be forgiven for a slight emotional deflation. The optimistic amongst us however will hope for another convincing performance this Sunday against the Jets, a team shorn of their two most significant players in the skill positions. With Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes, I would tag the Jets as favourites for this one. Without, I give that honour to the Colts, even with the significant issues on the current roster.
In order to win, the Colts are going to have to do their best in several key matchups. I'll be concentrating in particular on three such matchups:
Reggie Wayne vs. Antonio Cromartie
Wayne has been rightfully lauded for his performance against Green Bay, with his ability to gain separation complemented perfectly by sharply run routes and immaculate hands. Wayne clearly doesn't possess the speed that can threaten the likes of Cromartie deep downfield, but what he lacks in athletic abili...