The New York Jets looked good tonight in winning their preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts by a 13-10 score at the MetLife Stadium. Jets quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick both looked good in their own ways. Smith was accurate with his passes in the two series he was in the game.
He completed 4 of 6 passes for 33 yards. He was focusing on throwing short passes rather than the longer, riskier ones that frequently got him in trouble last season in terms of interceptions. For his part, Vick completed 3 of 6 passes for 17 yards. However, he rushed for 19 yards on 3 carries in leading the Jets to a touchdown in the 1st quarter.
Vick kept the series going when he completed 6-yard pass to Tommy Bohanon on 4th down and 4 on the Colts 8 yard line. Jets running back Chris Johnson punched the ball over on the 1-yard line for a touchdown that tied the score at 10-10.
Jets kicker Andre Furney kicked a 51-yard field goal with 1:08 left in the 4th quarter to give the Jets the win 13-10.
Jets 3rd string quarterback Matt Simms had the best game of the Jets quarterbacks in terms of stats in connecting on 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards. Simms was accurate, but he struggled in getting the ball into the end zone.
Chris Johnson rushed for just 2 yards on 4 carries.
In another disappointing performance by Colts running back Trent Richardson, he rushed for just 13 yards on 5 carries for an average of 2.6 yards per carry. He’s going to need to improve on those stats if he wants to start for the Colts this season.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck played well in the limited time in the game. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 53 yards. Backup Matt Hasselbeck completed 10 of 15 passes for 114 yards with 1 touchdown.