Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes, Jonathan Taylor rushed for 172 yards and two scores and the Indianapolis Colts beat the New York Jets 45-30 on Thursday night.
Jets backup quarterback sensation Mike White injured his right forearm in the first quarter and had to watch the rest of the from the Lucas Oil Stadium sideline.
The injury put a halt to White’s storybook run and any idea of a quarterback controversy. It was unclear exactly when White was injured. White said he felt the forearm “lock up” after he threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Moore to tie the score at 7-7 with 3:32 left in the first quarter.
“It’s very frustrating,” White said. “You get your opportunities and you want to take advantage of them. In the limited snaps I did get to play tonight, I thought I played really well. It’s not the end of the road by any means.”
Josh Johnson replaced White and played a respectable game, throwing for three touchdowns for the first time in his career — which goes back to 2008. It took him a while to get going, and most of his statistics came after the Jets had fallen behind by 30 points, but Johnson threw for 317 yards on 27-for-41 passing with a late interception.
The final score was deceiving. The Jets fell behind 42-10 before a late rally made the margin more respectable.
The loss dropped the Jets to 2-6 with two division games coming up next against the Bills and Dolphins. The Colts improved to 4-5.