INDIANAPOLIS, Sporting Alert — The New York Jets forced five turnovers, including three interceptions off quarterback Andrew Luck, en route to a 20-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Monday Night Football.
Darrelle Revis finished an interception and two fumble recoveries for the Jets, who pressured the Colts offense throughout the contest, as they improved to 2-0 on the season, while Luck and Indianapolis tumbled to 0-2 to start the campaign for the second time in successive terms.
Ryan Fitzpatrick went 22 of 34 in passing for 244 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for New York.
Brandon Marshall caught seven of his 10 targets for 101 yards and a score and Eric Decker, who picked up a left knee injury during the game, finished with eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown for the Jets, who opened its season with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2011.
Meanwhile, the New York Daily News is reporting that Decker will have an MRI today, and although he is likely to miss some time off the field, his injury isn’t expected to be serious.
For the hosts, Luck, who finished Monday night’s game with a QB rating of 20.0, was 21 of 37 in pass completion for 250 yards and one touchdown, but his three picks were costly, as the Colts, who had 28-minutes of possession, failed to get going on offense.
His three INT against the Jets in Week 2, now see Luck throwing five interceptions from two games thus far this season, while he’s been picked off twice in the 1st quarter already this year.
In the meantime, Donte Moncrief caught seven of his eight targets for 122 yards and a touchdown for Indianapolis.
WHAT THE COACHES HAD TO SAY:
Winning Jets coach Todd Bowles said: “The name of the game is turnovers and keeping the score down, regardless of whatever else happens.”
Losing Colts coach Chuck Pagano said: “You can’t penalize yourself, you can’t turn the ball over. We have to protect, give him (Luck) a clean pocket.
“You can’t drive the length of the field and put the football on the ground.”
STAR PLAYER SPEAKS:
After the game, Jets corner back Revis said told reporters: “It’s Monday night, on a big stage, and we knew what type of game this was going to be.”