Colts vs Jets: Biggest Winners and Losers of Week 9 Thursday Night Football

The Colts got themselves back into the playoff hunt with a big win over the Jets.
The Colts got themselves back into the playoff hunt with a big win over the Jets. / Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts got the big win they needed to get back into the AFC South race. Jonathan Taylor had a big day on the ground and powered the Colts to their victory. For the Jets, the Mike White hype was put to rest after he left the game with a forearm injury.

Every game is more than just the final score, so here are the biggest winners and losers from Week 9's edition of Thursday Night Football.

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Colts’ Playoff Chances

The Colts lost a crucial game this past Sunday against the Titans and now have little to no room for error moving forward. They handled business tonight against the Jets and can use this game as a spring board to a winning streak. Derrick Henry isn’t coming back this season, which leaves a sliver of hope that Indianapolis can overcome a three-game deficit to Tennessee. 

Tonight was a game they needed to have, and the Colts got it. 

Jonathan Taylor’s Rushing Title Case

It’s a shame that Derrick Henry can’t finish the season, but someone has to take his place at the top of the rushing list. Taylor came into tonight’s game second in the league. He took advantage of a bad New York defense and made his claim for the top spot in the league.

Taylor finished with 172 rushing yards and has all the momentum in the world to continue on this path.


The New York Jets

The Jets are going to be tonight’s biggest and only loser. New York looked outmatched and outclassed from the moment the game kicked off. Mike White got injured and all the hope the Jets had went out the window. Josh Johnson led a few good drives at the end of the game, but it was too little and far too late. 

After beating the Cincinnati Bengals last week, the Jets showed they are back to their everlasting rebuilding state. They allowed four touchdowns on the Colts’ first four drives. Indianapolis never had to worry about being in a dog fight. 

New York moves to 2-6 after tonight’s loss and should expect more losses as the season continues.