EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few thoughts:
1. Hey, whaddya know, the Jets actually looked like a real football team. They made plays on offense, defense and special teams, taking it to the overmatched Colts. But don't count it as a 'W' yet. We all saw Andrew Luck's ability to lead a comeback last week, as he rallied them from a 21-3 deficit against the Packers. Of course, that was at home.
2. Finally, the Jets' offense displayed a Ground & Pound mentality. Exploiting the Colts' soft run defense, RB Shonn Greene looked like a new man, rushing for 91 yards on 14 carries. Hearing the whispers about his job security, Greene ran hard and, for a change, showed nice vision, with a couple of nice cutback runs. He scored on a 10-yard run, running through a defender at the 2.
3. Tim Tebow made an impact. Yes, you read that correctly. For a chance, the Jets looked like they had a clue as to how to use Tebow. He played only three offensive snaps, but he ran for 3 yards on a third-and-1 near the Colts' goal line. Moments earlier, he threw a 23-yard pass to Nick Bellore (yes, Bellore) on a fake punt. It was the biggest play of the half, setting up the Jets' third TD. How the Colts fell for that is beyond me, considering the Tebow shenanigans on Monday night.
4. QB Mark Sanchez (9-for-13, 62 yards) made big plays in the red zone, which he didn't do in Monday night's loss to the Texans. He threw a pair of 5-yard TD passes, to Stephen Hill and Jason Hill -- pinpoint throws into tight windows. The offensive line did its job, allowing no sacks. Sanchez hit six different receivers, rare balance in the passing attack.
5. Colts QB Andrew Luck (9-for-17, 97 yards) didn't live up to the hype. He missed a couple of open receivers, threw an intercetion (Antonio Cromartie) and nearly had another -- a Cromartie penalty nullified his own pick-6. The Jets held WR Reggie Wayne to one catch for 7 yards. Stop Wayne and Luck, you beat the Colts.