For the second straight week the Indianapolis Colts (5-6) will play in a nationally televised primetime football game, as they’ll face the New York Jets (3-8) on Monday Night Football.
The Jets defeated the Colts last year at Lucas Oil Stadium by a score of 20-7, and the Jets have actually won the last three and four of the last five in this series (with the lone Colts win in that stretch coming in the 2009 AFC Championship game). All-time, however, the Colts lead the series 41-31. They are 0-2 against the Jets in the Chuck Pagano/Andrew Luck era, however, and it is actually the opponent against whom Luck has his worst passer rating against of all the teams he’s played multiple times. Luck has just one touchdown against five interceptions in two games against the Jets, with a passer rating of just 52.0.
This year’s Jets team isn’t as strong as it has been in some years past, but they’ve still got a good defense and will be a challenge to the Colts, who are going on the road in primetime. Primetime games haven’t been too good to the Colts in the Pagano era, as Indy is just 7-11 in primetime since Pagano arrived in 2012. A closer look at those games reveals that the Colts are 5-1 in primetime against the AFC South in that stretch and are 2-10 in primetime against all other opponents, and Indy has lost their last five primetime games. Last year, the Colts lost to the Jets on Monday Night Football, so they’ll be looking to return the favor this time.
It’s a huge game for the Colts as they look to make a late push into the playoffs, and we’ve got you covered with information about how to watch and follow along to the game:
8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 5, 2016
Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
ESPN - Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden on the call
WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis - Bob Lamey and Jim Sorgi on the call
Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason on the call