A Win at Indianapolis...

How else can you explain the unfathomable litany of events that have unfolded to leave the Jets with this unthinkably delicious scenario: Win and they're in."We feel like it's got to be meant to be with all the breaks we've caught the last few weeks," Jets safety Jim Leonhard said.
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Jets' Leonhard: We smelled blood when Colts pulled Peyton

By MARK CANNIZZARO Last Updated: 3:12 PM, December 28, 2009 Posted: 1:35 AM, December 28, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- Safety Jim Leonhard said once the Colts replaced Peyton Manning with rookie backup Curtis Painter in the third quarter of yesterday's 29-15 win over the Colts, he saw a different look in the eyes of the defensive front seven.

"Those guys smelled blood," Leonhard said.

LB Calvin Pace drew blood, sacking Painter and forcing a fumble that was recovered in the end zone for a TD by DE Marques Douglas for an 18-15 Jets' lead.

"I got a step on my guy and the quarterback is in sight and all I'm thinking is, get there quick, before his arm comes forward," Pace said.

"It was a straight coverage and straight rush and [Pace] beat the tight end clean," Leonhard said. "It was a great play on his part. It's what he does."

Pace leads the Jets now with seven sacks. For Douglas, it was his first career TD.

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