- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Michael Vick took off on third down, eluded a few tackle attempts and picked up 15 yards for a first down.

Yep, he’s still got it.

Vick showed he’s still a playmaker, leading the New York Jets on a touchdown drive, capped by fellow newcomer Chris Johnson’s 1-yard scoring run, in a 13-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

“I did all right. It could’ve been better,” Vick said. “I wanted to get some throws down the field, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. So, let’s see what happens next week.”

Andrew Luck made what amounted to a cameo appearance, playing in just one efficient drive for the Colts, going 4 of 5 for 53 yards and leading Indianapolis to a field goal in his brief stint.

“I thought we had a lot of good rhythm,” Luck said. “I wish we would have gotten a touchdown, but points are good.”

Rookie free agent Andrew Furney kicked a 51-yard field goal with 1:08 left to put the Jets ahead in a game that appeared headed for overtime. Ikemefuna Enemkpali sacked Chandler Harnish in the closing minute and A.J. Edds recovered the fumble, sealing the win for New York.

“It wasn’t great,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said, “but it wasn’t a pillow fight, either.”

Geno Smith, looking to retain his starting job with the Jets in his second season, was 4 of 6 for 33 yards in his two series with the first-team offense - including a drive capped by a 51-yard field goal by Nick Folk that hit the crossbar and bounced over - before giving way to Vick.

He also had an impressive 10-yard scramble on a read-option.

“There’s no grade for it,” Smith said of his performance. “I played two series and did OK, but got to get better.”

Vick jogged onto the field to a nice ovation from the crowd at MetLife Stadium - a greeting he wasn’t expecting.

“To get that type of reception, it was a very warm welcome,” he said, “and I appreciated it.”

A 14-play drive tied it at 10, and while it came mostly against backups on defense, the 34-year-old Vick showed his elusiveness and also converted on fourth-and-4 at the 8, hitting Tommy Bohanon for 6 yards to set up Johnson’s touchdown.

The Jets were also helped by two 15-yard penalties: a facemask on Josh Gordy, and an unsportsmanlike conduct call on Sergio Brown, who took the helmet of Jets lineman Willie Colon and tossed it after Colon and Indianapolis defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton got into it on the field.

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