Jets Knock Out Colts By One Point

(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.

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  • Dan Rakow

    I expect NO LOVELOSS between The Patriots and Jets meeting inthe second week of the Playoffs with Patriots are saying we want continue to dominate The AFC East and jets are saying The Pats have ruled the AFC East and NOW IT’s ARE TURN.

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