(WSCR) – The Colts looked like they were going to come out on top after keeping the Jets scoreless during the first half and having a 10-7 lead after the third quarter. A fourth quarter comeback gave the Jets a nail-biting win.
Nick Folk kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the New York Jets a 17-16 first-round playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
New York (12-5) now heads to New England for a third meeting next Sunday.
The Colts (11-6), AFC champions last year over the Jets, thought they had won it when Adam Vinatieri made a 50-yard field goal with 53 seconds left, his longest kick since 2008.
But the Jets got a 47-yard kickoff return from Antonio Cromartie and Mark Sanchez set up the field goal with an 18-yard pass to Braylon Edwards at the Colts 14. New York called timeout with 3 seconds to go, and Folk hit the winner.
New York’s LaDainian Tomlinson rushed 16 times for 82 yards and scored two TDs, both on 1-yard runs.
Peyton Manning was 18 of 26 for 225 yards and one TD.
AP Sports Writer Michael Marot contributed to this report.