Week 9 in the NFL kicks off in Indy on TNF as the Colts host the New York Jets. Can Gang Green pull off back to back upset wins, or will Carson Wentz and Indianapolis get right after falling to the Titans in OT last week?
The New York Jets pulled off what was easily the upset of Week 8 when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, who came into the game as the #1 ranked team in the AFC. Backup QB Mike White put up a fantastic stat line in his first NFL start, throwing for 405 yards, 3TDs and completing over 82% of his passes. Whilst the box score and result would lead you to believe White may be an upgrade over the injured Zach Wilson, the tape says something a little bit different. The Bengals poor defensive game plan allowed the backup passer to feast underneath by throwing the ball to his RB’s, White didn’t even attempt a single pass 20+ yards down the field, this is almost unheard of for a QB who has surpassed 400 passing yards, and with the Colts likely to take away the underneath passing game and force White to throw the ball down the field, I’ll be very surprised if we see a repeat performance from Zach Wilson’s placeholder.
Indianapolis threw away a great opportunity to catch up with the Titans in the race for the AFC South, and they’ll be ruing their loss even more with the news that Derrick Henry will be out for an extended period, weakening the Titans significantly. The Colts will see this as a winnable game, and with a defense that should be able to deal with this new dink & dunk Jets passing game, I expect that the Colts offense won’t have to be phenomenal to get the job done here. Jonathan Taylor was named the AFC’s offensive player of the month for October, which was thoroughly deserved after going over 100 total yards in each of his last five games and six of the Colts eight games this season.
Give me a big JT performance, a regression from Mike White, and a Colts win on TNF.
Spread: Colts -10.0
Game Prediction: Colts 31-17 Jets
Best Bet: Jonathan Taylor over 103.5 Rushing & Receiving Yards @ 5/6 with SkyBet. 
Next Best: Mike White over 0.5 Interceptions & Jonathan Taylor to score a TD @ 11/10 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]