Hi, Colts Nation. Our 5-6 Indianapolis Colts will try to even their regular season record to 6-6, as they are in the New Jersey Meadowlands to play the 3-8 New York Jets, as both teams conclude Week 13 regular season action, for ESPN's Monday Night Football. Colts are playing after their mini-bye week, after their devasting and disappointing , 28-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at LOS back on Thanksgiving Night.
Andrew Luck reportedly is cleared and active to lead the Colts offense on Monday Night, as he returns to live game action on the playing field after his recovery from his concussion protocol. Meanwhile, N.Y. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick makes his ninth career start against Indianapolis, with a 2 win, 6 loss record entering tonight.
Indianapolis is playing their 39th all-time Monday Night Football game in franchise history, with a record of 21 wins and 17 losses, at .553, since their Monday Night debut with the absorbance of the AFL-NFL merger back in 1970. Carolina Panthers defeated Indianapolis 29-26, in the Colts last Monday Night Football game, played in heavy rains at the Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, back on November 2, 2015.
New York Jets are also playing in their 46th all-time Monday Night Football game tonight, entering with their record of 19 wins and 24 losses at .413. N.Y. Jets defeated out Colts on their last appearance on MNF by the score of 20-7, back on September 21, 2015.
Indianapolis tries to end their current three-game regular season losing streak to the New York Jets, being outscored 72 points to 32 points in those games. Colts are also trying to win their first road game over the New York Jets for the first time in 10 years, and also seek to win their first road game over the N.Y. Jets in their second attempt.
Colts though lead the New York Jets in the all-time series, including 68 regular season, and 4 postseason games, with their record of 41 wins and 38 losses entering tonight. This series began when the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III, and was famous, or infamous, when Broadway Joe Namath 'guaranteed' a victory prior, and wagged his finger as Namath walked back to the locker room.
New York Jets upset the Colts in both teams recent regular season meeting by the score of 20-7, and played at LOS (the building) during Monday Night Football back on September 12, 2015.
Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden are announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline reporter and interviewer Lisa Salters, for ESPN's Monday Night Football, simulcast live over-the-air locally in Indianapolis on WRTV ABC Channel 6 'The Indy Channel, ' and Internationally on ESPN's Family Of Networks, live on HD.
Bob Lamey, our "Voice Of The Colts,'and former Wisconsin Badger, Colts, and N.Y. Giants QB Jim Sorgii are also announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline reporter and interviewer Matt Taylor, simulcast on Colts Flagship Station WFNI ESPN SportsRadio 1070AM and WLHK 'The Hank' Country 97.1FM, and in the Tri-States onthe Colts Radio Network.
Clear skies at 42 degrees, feels like 41 degrees, is the local game forecast inside MetLife Stadium, for the 8:30PM Eastern Standard Time kickoff, along with 5% precipitation, 66% humidity, and very mild west/northwest winds at 6 miles per hour.
Colts are wearing the white helmets, jerseys, and pants with blue trim, while the host New York Jets are wearing their white helmets, and green jerseys and pants with white trim.
NFL players throughout this weekend were allowed to wear designed NIke cleats, to reflect their personal commitment, their charitable causes, as they wear thir cleats in game action.
NO injuries, win your sixth game of your 2016 NFL regular season, Stay Colts Strong, and LET'S GO COLTS!!!!!
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