Jets vs. Colts: Three Showdowns To Watch

The Jets have built their team around winning games like this Saturday. A look at the match-ups to watch.

Three Key Match Ups

1. Rex vs. Peyton –

The Jets head coach has never beaten the Colts quarterback in the playoffs, saying that this match up has become "personal" for him this Saturday, especially after last year's loss. "I want to put the shoe on the other foot and I know our team does too," Ryan said. Rex knows his shoes, we imagine, but we think he won't be putting an on Manning, especially in Peyton's Place.

Advantage: Colts

2. Mathis vs. Ferguson –

Pro Bowl left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson has been solid all year for the Jets but he faces the toughest of tasks on Saturday against the dominant Robert Mathis. Mathis has the edge against anyone in the league.

Advantage: Colts

3. Rested Jets vs. Weary Colts –

Last Sunday, the Jets rested a number of starters ahead of this weekend's playoff game but the Colts battled through a tough game against Tennessee. It'd seem to be a Jets advantage to be fresh, but this team has never done well under head coach Rex Ryan coming off a long rest.

Advantage: Even


Indianapolis 24

New York 13

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