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Jets, Colts come full circle

Indy's Week 16 decision to pull starters laid foundation for AFC title game matchup

Originally Published: January 17, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Did the Indianapolis Colts create a monster when they pulled their starters in Week 16, thus paving the way for the Jets' playoff run?

We'll find out in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday, when the surprising New York Jets face the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell benched his starters with 5:36 left in the third quarter of that Week 16 matchup, which the Jets won 29-15. The Colts led 15-10 and seemingly had the game under control.

Out went Peyton Manning. ...

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