Monday Night Football heads to the Meadowlands this week — where the 3-8 New York Jets host the 5-6 Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts enter off of a Thanksgiving night loss to Pittsburgh. They get quarterback Andrew Luck back tonight, after he missed last week due to a concussion. The Colts are still very much in the thick of the AFC South race, thanks to continued mediocrity from Houston and Tennessee, both of whom are 6-5. A win on Monday night puts the Colts in a three way tie atop the division.
That win shouldn’t be terribly hard to come by against the Jets, who would be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a loss. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the start at quarterback, but it may be the last of his Jets career. Second year-signal caller Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg figure to get the lion’s share of the reps the rest of the way, with Gang Green out of playoff contention.
Kickoff for is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Sean McDonagh and Jon Gruden have the call. You can catch the action live on ESPN, or stream it online via WatchESPN on your pc, phone, or tablet. The NFL Mobile app offers another way to watch on your phone or tablet. Both apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Store.
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