The travelling Indianapolis Colts were far too much for the New York Jets on Monday in the NFL as they added to the woes of the home team by defeating them 41-10.
The Colts needed to win in order to get their win percentage for the season to 0.5.
Lead by Stanford University graduate, Andrew Luck, they were able to achieve the desired result in emphatic fashion.
The talented quarterback finished 22-of-28 for 278 yards with four touchdowns and only one sack.
He completed all six of his pass attempts that travelled more than 10 yards down the field.
Furthermore his leadership and play-calling were spot on. It was an inspired performance from the 27-year-old at a time when his franchise needed him most.
"All we wanted to be was 1-0 after this week." pic.twitter.com/2t4Gt1ujI7
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 6, 2016
Colts coach, Chuck Pagano, waxed lyrical about Luck’s commitment to the team and ability to get it done on the biggest stages.
“He played extremely well,” Pagano said.
“We know he’s a talented guy but it goes back to his preparation and he does a great job week in and week out and he does not like to not be available for his teammates.”
The Colts are now in a tie with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans atop the AFC South.
The Colts and the Texans, who have dropped three straight games, play Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colts will be in first place in the division with a win over the Texans because they swept the season series with the Titans.
After a poor start to the season, they’re now in position to make the playoffs provided they take care of business in their final four games, where only one opponent will have a winning record.