The Colts lost to the Jets Sunday 35-9. The frustrating thing for Indianapolis, now 2-3, was that New York did exactly what it expected. And the Colts still couldn’t do anything about the running game. “We wanted Sanchez to have to beat us with his arm,” cornerback Jerraud Powers said. “If we stopped the run, that was what they were going to have to do. Whoever we play next week, that’s what they’re going to do. They’re going to run the ball until we stop it.”
Luck finished 22 of 44 for 280 yards, two interceptions and a lost fumble on a day. “It’s learning how to be consistent, and that’s something I’ve struggled with,” Luck said. “I think I played very poorly this week after a decent half of football last weekend. As a team, we have to learn to come out and consistently be good.”
Reggie Wayne once again led the team in receiving, catching 5 balls for 87 yards. Donnie Avery also had four catches for 60 yards. The Colts had no run game, Vick Ballard carried the ball 8 times for 25 yards.
“If you can’t block and you can’t tackle, you can’t win,” Arians said. “It’s fundamentals, things we identified going into the game: fake punts, stopping the run, protecting the quarterback. Red zone offense and defense were keys to the game. We didn’t win in any of those areas.”
The Colts take on the Browns at home on Sunday.