INDIANAPOLIS — The New York Jets’ suddenly opportunistic defense did it again Monday night.
Calvin Pryor intercepted one pass to set up a touchdown, and Darrelle Revis snuffed out a scoring chance by recovering a Colts fumble in his own end zone as New York Jets confounded Andrew Luck most of the night and held on for a 20-7 victory at Indianapolis.
New York, 2-0 for the first time since 2011, already has 10 takeaways this season and has turned them into 31 points — a stark contrast from 2014 when New York scored 20 points off turnovers the entire season.
Indianapolis matched last season’s 0-2 start by losing back-to-back games for only the second time in Luck’s four-year career.
“It wasn’t a pretty win, but we’ll take it,” receiver Brandon Marshall said. “We’ve got a long way to go.”
Against an offense that was considered one of the league’s best going into the season, Revis and the Jets made sure it was no contest.
Revis continued his mastery of the Colts by recovering two fumbles and grabbing one of Luck’s three interceptions. Between the Jets’ suffocating defense and a steady stream of costly penalties, the Colts never could really get in sync.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 34 for 244 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception — getting his first career win at Lucas Oil Stadium. Fitzpatrick became the first player since 1950 to start five consecutive road games against one team while playing for five different teams. He was 0-4 in the previous starts.
Eric Decker had eight receptions for 97 yards before leaving with a knee injury, and Brandon Marshall caught seven passes for 101 yards and one touchdown.
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