1. For a change, the drama surrounds the opponent, not the Jets. The Colts, a trendy Super Bowl pick at the start of the season, got roughed up in Week 1 by the new bully in Buffalo, Rex Ryan. Now there's talk of a rift between coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson, prompting owner Jim Irsay to issue an emphatic denial. Nevertheless, something smells fishy in Indy. Despite three straight 11-5 seasons and improvement in the playoffs each year, Pagano is a lame-duck coach. He reportedly turned down a contract extension last offseason because it was a low-ball offer. With one year left on his deal, it could be Super Bowl-or-bust. An 0-2 start would be deemed a crisis for a team that has had only one losing season over the last 13 years. Then again, they're no strangers to 0-1. The Colts have dropped five of their last six openers.
2. The Colts will be good as long as they have Andrew Luck, who has a chance to plaster his name all over the record books. He passed for more yards in his first three seasons (12,957) than any quarterback in history. He can do everything on the field, and his TV commercials aren't half-bad, either. One thing about Luck, though: He's not immune to interceptions. He's had 18 interceptions in his last 17 starts, three more than Geno Smith -- a frightening thought for Colts' fans.
3. Did Ryan find Luck's Kryptonite last Sunday? The Bills went after Luck with an array of blitzes, sending extra pressure on 49 percent of his dropbacks -- the third-highest ratio in his career. Andrew the Great didn't handle it particularly well, finishing 10-for-24 with two sacks. He had to make quick decisions and couldn't get the ball to his third and fourth reads. You think Todd Bowles will go to school on that game tape? Absolutely.
4. Luck is ... uh, lucky this game isn't in New Jersey. He'd hear it from the fans who haven't forgotten about a disparaging comment he may or may not have made about the Jets a few months ago. A Page Six item in the New York Post reported that Luck was hanging out on Long Island's East End in June with former Stanford teammate Jonathan Martin. A local approached and said to Luck, "I wish you were the quarterback of the Jets." According to the paper, Luck replied, "F--- that, man." Clever Jets' fans probably could've made a derisive chant out of that.
5. One of the big storylines in Indianapolis will be the health of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, Luck's favorite target. He's listed as day-to-day with a bruised knee after getting hurt in the third quarter of the opener. After the game, Irsay said Hilton could "miss some time." If there's no Hilton to worry about on the perimeter, defenses can take an aggressive approach with Luck. Donte Moncrief would start for Hilton, with rookie Phillip Dorsett moving up to No. 3. Dorsett had a rough day in his debut, fumbling two punts.
6. Demonstrating a win-now mentality, the Colts signed a couple of University of Miami geezers, wide receiver Andre Johnson (34) and running back Frank Gore (32). They looked old in Week 1, combining for only 57 yards from scrimmage.
7. The Colts don't have a lot of playmakers on defense, but they have cornerback Vontae Davis, who held Sammy Watkins to no catches last week. You have to figure Davis will cover Brandon Marshall. The Colts' secondary also includes ex-Jets safety Dwight Lowery, who never clicked with Ryan and was traded away.
8. Their most accomplished defender is pass-rusher Robert Mathis, but he's still a question mark because of a surgically repaired Achilles' tendon. After posting a league-high 19.5 sacks in 2013, he blew out his Achilles' and missed the 2014 season. His goal was to make the opener, reportedly undergoing 10 surgical procedures to prevent infection and help the healing process. Mathis didn't reach his goal, as he was declared inactive last week. If he plays Monday night, it'll be a huge emotional lift for his teammates and the crowd.
9. Everybody knows the Jets' issues with tight ends; last season, they allowed a league-high 13 touchdown passes. The Colts have two good ones, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener. This will be a good test for safeties Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist.
10. The Jets better hope it doesn't come down to a field goal. Adam Vinatieri's career mark against them -- 41 of 44. Wow.