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Indianapolis Colts vs New York Jets takes place Sunday as the Jets look to end their two game losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on TV on CBS, or alternatively can be watched online through live stream (details below).
It's never nice to go on a losing run, but for the Jets they can console themselves by knowing they have lost against two of the best teams in the NFL. Nevertheless they were completely blown away in an embarrassing result by the 49ers, but to a large extent redeemed themselves on Monday night when they fought all the way against the Houston Texans. They kept in touch with the Texans throughout but ultimately came up short by a six point margin.
However, the Jets are having a few injury worries; Sione Po'uha has been suffering a bad back, and last week backup Kendrick Ellis has hurt his knee.
Ellis reportedly will be out several weeks, so rookie Damon Harrison and new signee Daniel Muir will have to be drafted in to the middle of the line.
There have been calls for Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez to be replaced by Tim Tebow. New York currently have a terrible passing offense, sitting 28th in the NFL for passing yards per game. Rushing offense is not much better, and the Jets lie 25th in rushing yards per game.
The Jets have faced some of the best defenses the NFL has to offer, and that is certainly a contributing factor to their poor offensive record. In Week 1 the Jets scored 48 points against Buffalo, but since then they have faced the Pittsburgh Steelers (ranked 6th in the NFL for pass defense), the Miami Dolphins (ranked top in the NFL for run defense), as well as the 49ers and Houston (both rank in the top four scoring defenses in the league).
However, finally this week they face a defense that is struggling. The Colts rank 23rd in the NFL for scoring defense, and in rush defense are allowing 136 yards per game on average.
It is essential for the Jets to take advantage this week and gain the win. If they lose this one then a depressing wave of pessimism for the rest of this season is sure to hit the Jets' fans and players.
Indianapolis Colts vs New York Jets is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.