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.
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.