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It was over when ...

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NFL Replay will re-air the New York Jets' 29-15 win over the Indianapolis  Colts on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

Colts backup QB Curtis Painter, subbing for a healthy Peyton Manning in the second half, was intercepted by Jets CB Dwight Lowery with 4:52 remaining, ending any hopes of the Colts mounting a comeback from a 29-15 deficit.

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With 105 rushing yards and the Jets' only offensive touchdown, Thomas Jones led a Jets rushing attack that totaled 202 yards. The Colts ran for just 64 yards.

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Painter committed two turnovers, including a costly fumble on Indianapolis' 20-yard line in the third quarter. Jets DE Marques Douglas recovered the football and rolled into the end zone, turning the tide in a tight game. The Colts were leading by five when coach Jim Caldwell decided to pull Manning in the third quarter.


The Jets control their own destiny and can earn a wild-card berth with a win over Cincinnati next Sunday. ... The Colts lost for the first time this season, ending their quest to become the second team to go 16-0 in the regular season. ... With 192 passing yards, Manning became the fastest player to record 50,000 passing yards (191 games), joining Brett Favre, Dan Marino and John Elway as the only players in NFL history to record the feat. ... Colts K Adam Vinatieri returned after a nine-game absence and had his first extra-point attempt blocked by Jets LB Bryan Thomas.

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