Flea-Flicker Helps Jets Defeat Winless Colts, 17-6

From Associated Press

The New York Jets found a vulnerable spot and used one of the oldest tricks in the book to keep the winless Indianapolis Colts with the worst record in the NFL.

"The defense was being real aggressive, doing a great job stopping the run," said Jet receiver Rob Moore, whose 47-yard touchdown reception on a flea-flicker pass from Ken O'Brien helped lead the Jets to a 17-6 victory over the Colts Sunday.

"We came out from the sideline and they kept giving us the right looks," Moore said. "We sold them on a fake, and it went right behind them and scored a touchdown."

Brad Baxter also ran for a touchdown, and the Jets (4-4) extended the Colts' streak to 16 quarters without a touchdown.

"We called the flea-flicker because they were stepping the safety up the middle and stopping the run," Jet Coach Bruce Coslet said. "It was a play we wanted to run, and, really, to help our running game for the rest of the day, and I think it did."

O'Brien completed nine of 10 passes in the first half, including the 47-yard scoring pass to Moore, and finished 14 of 19 for 205 yards.

"A 4-4 record is better than 0-8," Coslet said. "I can't say I'm not pleased, but I'm just not satisfied. I knew it would be a tough go. The Colts won't go winless this season. "

The Colts (0-8), the NFL's lowest-scoring team with 55 points, haven't scored a touchdown since the fourth quarter of the fourth game. Their points came on a pair of second-quarter field goals by Dean Biasucci, who has accounted for all 18 points the past four games.

Eric Dickerson, who missed only one game due to injury in his previous eight seasons, missed his second consecutive game because of a sore hamstring. The NFL's No. 4 all-time rusher remains 126 yards short of moving past Jim Brown with 12,187

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