Peyton Manning's touchdown pass in the second quarter leaves the Indianapolis Colts with a 7-0 lead over the New York Jets at halftime. Manning connected with receiver Pierre Garcon on a 57-yard pass to complete a five-play, 80-yard drive.
Outside of the touchdown pass, the Colts offense has failed to gain much traction. Manning has been accurate (10-of-13) but has only 122 yards. Dominic Rhodes is the leading rusher with 19 yards on nine rushes. Garcon leads the receiving corps with 77 yards.
The Jets offense has been as bad, if not worse, than the Colts'. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is 9-of-19 for 84 yards and one interception. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson has looked good on the ground, gaining 49 yards on seven carries.
If the Jets want to have any chance of winning this game, Mark Sanchez needs to come out and perform at a high level. With the way the Jets defense is playing (147 total yards allowed), Sanchez needs to drum up some offense. Otherwise, it's going to be a similar fate as last year: failing to beat the Colts in the playoffs.