Number Crunching: Colts/Jets Edition

Intro: Our “number crunching” series on Colts.com continues this week with a slew of numbers to watch as the Colts (5-6) are playing on Monday night in Week 13 against the Jets (3-8).

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INDIANAPOLIS – Curious on some key numbers ahead of the Week 13 matchup between the Colts (5-6) and Jets (3-8)?

Here are 10 numbers to keep an eye on with the Colts and Jets meeting at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night:


1

The number of primetime games the Colts have won in their last eight tries. It's kind of a surprising number for the Colts. They've struggled in Sunday and Monday night games as of late. Ironically enough, their last win on a Sunday/Monday night came in the stadium they will play inside of this week (beating the New York Giants in November of 2014).


3

The number of AFC South teams separated by one game or less with five weeks remaining. The Colts play on Monday in Week 13, but they will need to be doing some extra cheering on Sunday afternoon. The Green Bay Packers will be hosting the Houston Texans. A loss by the Texans, and the Colts will be playing for the top of the AFC South on Monday Night Football. The Titans have a bye this week.


4

The consecutive games Donte Moncrief has caught a touchdown in. Moncrief's streak is the longest a Colt has had since Austin Collie in 2010. The bigger bodied receiver is such a weapon inside the 10-yard line, where his four touchdowns have come in the past four weeks. Moncrief has played in five complete games this season. He's scored a touchdown in each of these games.


8

The number of career starts Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has against the Colts. The Jets are sticking with Fitzpatrick as their starter again this week. A 3-8 season for the Jets has many fans wanting to see what their young quarterback talent can do in December. For now, head coach Todd Bowles is continuing with Fitzpatrick, who did throw for 269 yards and two touchdowns last week.


12

The number of miles Mike Adams grew up away from MetLife Stadium. A couple of years ago in the Super Bowl with the Broncos, Adams said he was going to walk home if Denver captured the Lombardi Trophy. Adams should have his running mate Clayton Geathers back in the starting lineup on Monday.


16

The total number of points the Colts have scored in their last two meetings against the Jets. Andrew Luck has played against the Jets twice in his career (2012 and 2015) and has not found much success. In last year's Week Two win, also on Monday Night Football, the Jets forced five turnovers in their 20-10 victory.


21

The number of catches Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall had in a 2009 game against the Colts. Bouncing around different NFL stops, Marshall is still one of the game's best receivers. Quarterback play has been inconsistent for the Jets this season and that's hindered the numbers Marshall has put up. Vontae Davis and Marshall were teammates for a couple of seasons in Miami.


22

The number of giveaways the Jets have in 2016, the second most in the NFL. This stat is perhaps the biggest reason why the Jets have been all but eliminated from playoff consideration in 2016. The defense has hung in there and ranks in the top 10 of the NFL in several categories. But the offense hasn't been able to get out of its own way.


30

The number of rushing yards Frank Gore needs to pass Tony Dorsett (12,739) for eighth on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Gore is coming off his worst game of 2016. The 28 rushing yards and 1.9 yards per carry were both season lows for Gore. He's now facing one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL and the league's No. 4 rush defense. Gore needs to average 66 yards per game over the final five weeks to reach 1,000 yards for the season.


71

The jersey number for Jets starting tackle Ben Ijalana, who was a second-round pick of the Colts back in 2011. A blast from the past, Ijalana has started eight total games for the Jets this season, splitting time at both tackle spots. Injuries defined Ijalana's time in Indianapolis. He played in just four games in two injury-plagued seasons with the Colts.

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