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Halftime notes from Jets at Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Halftime thoughts from Lucas Oil Stadium, where the New York Jets trail the Indianapolis Colts 7-0 in what has mostly been a snoozer.

  • The Jets' defense couldn't have gotten off to a better start without forcing a turnover. The Jets kicked off to start the game and held the Colts to three straight three-and-outs. Jets safety Brodney Pool made some big stops at a position that needed to step up. But the offense couldn't take advantage, gaining 47 total yards on their three ensuing series.

  • Pool was the safety on the play Pierre Garcon scored a 57-yard touchdown with 5:25 left in the half. Antonio Cromartie was the cornerback.

  • There has been only one red-zone possession. The Jets made it to the Colts' 19-yard line late in the half. On a third-and-10 play, the Jets would have been fine with anything but a sack or an interception. Sanchez forced a ball to Dustin Keller near the goal line that Justin Tryon picked off.

  • Jets should be down 7-3 and with the ball to start the second half.

  • Sanchez's stat line: 9-of-19 for 84 yards and one interception.

  • Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson has looked spry. He has seven carried for 49 yards, including a 23-yard run on the Jets' second play.

  • Jets receiver/kick returner/option quarterback Brad Smith left the game in the first quarter with a quadriceps injury. He rode a stationary bike on the sideline but hasn't gone back into the game yet. The Jets announced his status was questionable.

  • The Jets' defense has stuffed the run. Colts running backs Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai ran seven times for 7 yards in the first quarter.