I'd buy a Colts championship before I'd think about the Jets winning.
Dungy's warning to Jets: Manning rules in rematcheshttp://www.nypost.com/p/sports/jets/pey ... 5iX4GvJQDN
Don't book those Super Bowl flights to Miami yet, Jets fans.
Former Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy remembers the Broncos taking advantage of his Colts reserves late in 2003 and '04 just to get pummeled when the teams met again in the playoffs a couple of weeks later.
"You look at Peyton Manning's history when he's played teams the second time around and we've had this experience a couple of times before in '03 and '04," said Dungy, now an analyst for NBC's 'Football Night in America.'
"We played Denver in games that didn't mean a whole lot to us, but Denver had to win them to get in. Peyton saw the defense, and even when it was Jim Sorgi [Manning's backup] playing, he saw how they were going to play us. Then the second time around he generally knows what he wants to do and is able to execute some things, learn from that first time and they'll have a pretty good game plan and I think they'll score some points."
Denver won those regular-season meetings 31-17 and 33-14, but got manhandled in the rematches 41-10 and 49-24 with Manning and the starters playing the full game. The Jets used a similar script to get into the playoffs -- scoring the final 19 points against Indianapolis' backups in Week 16 to pull out a 29-15 win and begin their run of four straight wins that took them to Sunday's AFC Championship. But a rematch in Indianapolis is where coach Rex Ryan's dream season ends, according to Dungy.