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Who plays Thursday night football week 9?

The New York Jets will line up against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium as we continue Week 9 action from the NFL.

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It's the New York Jets vs the Indianapolis Colts and we've got everything you need to know ahead of their clash on NFL's Thursday Night Football.
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While the Colts might be favored it seems the Jets are finding their step at just the right time.

The Jets are on the rise but can they hold the Colts?

The New York Jets (2-5) and Indianapolis Colts (3-5) will clash in an AFC battle on Thursday Night Football. The Jets, having just broken their their two-game losing streak with a showpiece performance in their 34-31 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday, will be brimming with confidence. New York went on the rampage for a total of 511 yards of offense. The Colts by contrast failed to get the job done in overtime as they fell to the Tennessee Titans.

A Look at the New York Jets

In their last game New York put on an offensive clinic. Though there were doubts about their ability to cover injured rookie QB Zach Wilson, it seemed as if they didn't get that memo. The Jetsfinished with not only season-high 511 total yards of offense with 6.6 yards per play but replacement QB Mike White became only the 2nd first time starter in history to throw more than 400 yards as he ended the game with 37 of 45 passes completed to the tune of 405 yards and three touch downs.

In addition rookie running back Michael Carter played the best game of his career so far posting 15 carries for 77 yards with a score and also adding nine catches for 95 yards. Interestingly enough New York was down 11 points with five minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter, making it a comeback vicotry to remember. The Jets will of course be hoping to replicate this form on Thursday Night Football with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m. ET.

What about the Indianapolis Colts?

In the last month QB Carson Wentz has completed 62% of his passes for 1,926 yards along with 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Wentz has thrown at least two passing touchdowns with zero interceptions in each game. The best of the lost coming against the Baltimore Ravens, when threw 25-of-35, posting 402 yards and two passing touchdowns.

Ball possession has been the key element in the Colt's victories. In all of them Wentz just simply hasn't given the ball up. On Thursday they will square up against a Jets defense that alllows 275.3 passing yards per game, meaning the Colts will be likely to take the game to them forcing them to select plays.

Predictions for Jets vs Colts

While the bookmakers widely favor a Colts win, there is definitely a sense of the up and coming with this young New York Jets side so look for fireworks in this one!

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