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The New York Jets are in danger of losing their third consecutive home game in as many weeks as standout rookie QB Andrew Luck and the Colts come to town.
The New York Jets (2-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (2-2) on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets are looking to bounce back from their 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night, while the Colts will try to build on their surprising 30-27 win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Jets looked much better against the undefeated Texans than they did in Week 4, when they were on the wrong end of a 34-0 rout against the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets will be playing their third consecutive home game on Sunday, and are at risk of losing all of them. Mark Sanchez needs a win as well, with the Jets' increasingly frustrated fanbase growing tired of the USC product's 48.4% completion statistic and 1-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Meanwhile, the Colts have looked like a completely different football team than they were a year ago, when they lost their first 13 games of the season. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has struggled at times, but he torched the Packers' defense for 362 yards and two scores in Week 5.
The Jets' injury report is exceedingly long this week, with 23 players listed. Cornerback Darrelle Revis is obviously out, while fullback John Conner, defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, wide receiver Clyde Gates, defensive tackle Sione Pouha and safety Eric Smith are doubtful. Center Nick Mangold is questionable with an ankle injury and participated in practice for the first time this week on Friday.
The Colts' report is much more manageable, although six of the 10 players listed will be out for Sunday's game, including running back Donald Brown, who will miss two to three weeks with a knee injury. Like the Jets' Mangold, Colts cornerback Vontae Davis practiced for the first time this week on Friday. However, he is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. Linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee), running back Mewelde Moore (ankle) and center Samson Satele (knee) will likely play.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
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