Originally Published:Sunday, January 24th 2010, 9:03 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 24th 2010, 9:24 PM
"We had things going our way for most of the first half," safety Jim Leonhard said in the Jets' locker room. "We had them back on their heels."
Leonhard had recovered a fumble and the Jets had kicked a field goal to make it 17-6. A long time ago, the Jets were up on Elway and the Broncos in Denver and now they were up like this on Peyton and the Colts. Only then Manning got the ball back with 2:11 left in the half and 80 yards to go and sometimes with this quarterback and this offense, the field looks as wide open as the lane does to LeBron James when he wants to go dunk the ball.