Today will be wonderful day for football fans. Two great championship games will be played, including one at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. This will be the first game played today and will start at 3:00 Eastern time. It will feature Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and a host of other stars for the Colts that did not play the entire game the last time these two teams met on Sunday, December 27. Before their game against the Jets, the Colts had a 14-0 season record and had home field advantage for this year’s playoff.
The Colts had nothing to play for except for the first perfect season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins went 17-0 and won the Super Bowl against the Washington Redskins. The Jets needed the win to stay alive in the playoff hunt and were given a late Christmas present by the Colts. Jim Caldwell, Colts head coach, decided to rest his star players after the Colts built a 15-10 lead in the game but the Jets took advantage and won 29-15. It will be ironic if the Jets beat the Colts this afternoon after the Colts had the opportunity to keep the Jets out of the playoffs with a win in that December 27 game. In this matchup we will see which is the better team, because the Colt will definitely be playing their starters for the entire game. Some have said the Jets are silent underdogs that have a chance in winning this NFL playoff game. We will have to see if the Colts make it to their second Super Bowl in four years or if the Jets can make it to the Super Bowl after being shutout for over 40 years.