Boys just want to have fun.
“To get back out there and do some decent things, that's fun,” Luck said after throwing for four touchdowns, three to
Not that Luck had to work very hard against the hosts, who were booed by a much-less-than-filled
Luck missed last week's loss to Pittsburgh, cleared the
“The quarterback was outstanding,” coach
"It was a great night for everyone," Allen said. "You hope that every night you go to play, it's a night like that. It's not realistic in the National Football League."
This one couldn't have come easier for Indianapolis. The
Indy needed only four plays on its next series, with Allen even more open for a 21-yard reception to make it 14-0. At that juncture, the Colts had gained 120 yards, the Jets 6.
"I can't put my finger on it, but it has made a big difference," Luck said of getting out quickly. "To be up 7-0 (immediately) means a lot."
Those yardage figures wound up 421 to 250. Indy scored its most points since Week 13 of 2014; the Jets allowed their most since Week 8 of that season.
The Jets (3-9) finally found some spark after
That temporarily quieted the boobirds in the stadium. But Luck hit Hilton for 23 yards on Indy's next play, Gore ran for 19 and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 53-yard field goal to make it 17-3.
And when Allen set a career best with this third TD reception on a perfect 23-yard throw from Luck, the rout was on.
"It's never easy and you can't ever take your foot off the gas and relax and say, `We got this,"' Pagano said.
Donte Moncrief added a 3-yard touchdown, the sixth straight game he has caught one. Hilton continually victimized cornerback Darrelle Revis and other Jets DBs, making nine catches for 146 yards. Hilton went over 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his five pro seasons.
New York has lost four in a row and is 1-5 at home. Its performance Monday night can't be of any help to coach Todd Bowles, who led the Jets to a 10-6 mark a year ago in his first season in charge.
"I thought for the first time this year, we got our (butt) handed to us," Bowles said.
The Colts barely missed being up 31-3 at the half. Jack Doyle lost the ball while reaching for the pylon late in the second quarter, resulting in a touchback.
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VP IN THE HOUSE
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was a guest of Jets owner
MOMENT OF SILENCE
The Jets held a moment of silence before the game to honor former running back Joe McKnight, killed last Thursday in Louisiana. Authorities said McKnight, 28, was shot during a road rage incident.
McKnight had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2011, and it stands as the longest play in Jets history.
Colts: LB D'Qwell Jackson left in the fourth quarter with a concussion. RG Denzelle Good also sustained a concussion.
The Colts host Houston in a first-place division showdown. "We know how big that game is," Luck said.