Jets-Colts capsules from NFL Dan Leberfeld
JETS: Club clinched consecutive playoff appearances for 5th time in franchise history…Incl. postseason, Jets are 13-6 (.684) on road under head coach REX RYAN…In 3 playoff games, QB MARK SANCHEZ is 2-1 & has completed 41 of 68 passes (60.3 pct.) for 539 yards with 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 92.7 passer rating. In AFC Championship Game vs. Colts, Sanchez had 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 93.3 passer rating…RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON is 2-0 against Colts in playoffs (both w/ Chargers). RB SHONN GREENE averages 101.3 rush yards per game in postseason (304 total), incl. 135 rush yards in WC game vs. Cin. on 1/9/10. In 2 career games vs. Ind. (incl. playoffs), Greene averages 5.2 yards per carry (26 att., 136 rush yards)…WR SANTONIO HOLMES averages 17.2 yards per reception in playoffs (16 receptions, 275 receiving yards). Holmes aims for 3rd consecutive postseason game with TD reception. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS posted 103 receiving yards, incl. 80-yard TD catch, in last playoff game vs. Colts. Edwards had 904 receiving yards w/ 7 TDs this season (2nd-most of career in each category; 1,289 rec. yards & 16 TDs in ’07). WR JERRICHO COTCHERY has 2 100-yard receiving games in past 4 postseason games (100, 102)…TE DUSTIN KELLER aims for 4th consecutive playoff game with TD reception. Keller’s 99 receiving yards in WC game last season were 2nd-most by TE in playoff game in NYJ history (MICKEY SHULER, 116 on 12/27/81)…CB DARRELLE REVIS has 2 INTs in 3 career playoff games & needs 1 INT to tie GREG BUTTLE (3) for most career postseason INTs in franchise history…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 2 INTs in 6 postseason games…S DWIGHT LOWERY has INT in past 2 games. Had 2 INT-return TDs in ’10…KR-WR BRAD SMITH ranked 2nd in NFL this season w/ 28.6 KR avg. (DAVID REED, 29.3 avg.)…LB DAVID HARRIS had 2 sacks in last postseason game vs. Colts…Jets had 3 players selected to 2011 Pro Bowl (T D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON, C NICK MANGOLD, CB Revis).
COLTS: Club has advanced to postseason in 9 consecutive seasons, tying Dallas Cowboys (1975-83) for longest such streak in NFL history. Colts have 9 consecutive 10-win seasons, 2nd-longest streak in league annals (16, San Francisco, 1983-98)…QB PEYTON MANNING ranks 3rd all-time in postseason with 435 completions (BRETT FAVRE, 481; JOE MONTANA, 460) & 5,164 passing yards (Favre, 5,855; Montana, 5,772). At home during playoffs, Manning averages 332.7 passing yards per game with 20 TDs vs. 8 INTs & 102.0 passer rating. Has 8 career 300-yard postseason passing games, most in NFL history…Manning finished season with 4,700 passing yards (4,500 in 2009) & joined Pro Football HOF QBs DAN FOUTS (1980-81) & WARREN MOON (1990-91) as only players in NFL history with consecutive 4,500-yard seasons…RB JOSEPH ADDAI averaged 5.0 rush yards per carry in only postseason games vs. Jets (16 att., 80 yards)…WR REGGIE WAYNE had career-best 111 receptions in ’10 & posted 3rd season with at least 100 catches (104 in ’07; 100 in ’09). Wayne has scored TD in 8 of 16 career playoff games (9 total TDs) & Colts are 6-2 in such games. WR PIERRE GARCON had 11 catches for 151 receiving yards with TD in AFC Championship vs. Jets last season. Garcon has 2 TD receptions in 3 career playoff games…TE JACOB TAMME had career-highs in receptions (67), receiving yards (631) & TDs (4) in ’10. Has 7 catches in each of past 3 games…DE DWIGHT FREENEY (10) reached double-digit sacks for 3rd consecutive season & 7th of career. Freeney has 9 postseason sacks & needs 1 sack to become only 9th player in NFL to reach 10 playoff sacks since ’82. DE ROBERT MATHIS (11) totaled 10+ sacks in season for 4th time in career…S ANTOINE BETHEA has 4 postseason INTs…Club had 4 players selected to 2011 Pro Bowl (DE Freeney, QB Manning, DE Mathis, WR Wayne).