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    Cool ~ ~ Saints @ Jets ...Sunday 1:00 pm ~ ~

    Our game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m. is presented by EMC/SAP and features Military Appreciation Day.

    GAMEDAY INFORMATION

    ■ Daylight Savings: Don’t forget to change your clocks this Sunday. We "Fall Back" an hour.
    ■ NYC Marathon Traffic Advisory: There will be street and bridge closures Sunday due to the New York City Marathon. Please plan your trip to MetLife Stadium accordingly.
    ■ Parking lots open at 8 a.m. (See Parking FAQ)
    ■ Will Call opens at 10 a.m. (See Will Call on Stadium Map)
    ■ Come help us welcome our players and coaches at the Jets Runway starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. The Jets Runway is in the main walkway between Lots F & G beginning at the flagpoles and ending at the MetLife Central Gate. Watch video from before the Patriots game here. Get there early for a chance to receive a special giveaway (supplies limited).
    ■ Stadium gates open at 11 a.m. and player warmups start about 12 p.m.
    ■ Get in your seats early to witness the largest military enlistment ceremony to take place at a sporting event. The enlistment will include 30 Future Soldiers and 24 Airmen and will take place on the field at 12:45 p.m. Plus a very special kickoff.
    ■ Sunday’s National Anthem will be sung by MaryKay Messenger and the USO Show Troupe. Cadets and veterans dating to World War II will be present to hold the full field flag during the National Anthem.
    ■ Our halftime will feature a performance by the West Point Band.
    WHAT’S HAPPENING ON GAMEDAY
    ■ We’re celebrating Military Appreciation with an unprecedented day to salute the men and women who have served and are serving as members of the armed forces. The American Forces Network will be airing the Jets-Saints game in 175 countries and to all the ships at sea. Several military branches and outreach groups will be on site in the parking lot between the MetLife and Verizon Gates. Stop by to see a replica F22.
    ■ Come visit our parking lot bean bag toss setup underneath the flagpoles in the corner of Lot G and play a few games during your tailgate.
    ■ Get an official Gatorade sideline camo Military Appreciation Day Towel by being one of the first 20 to donate to our Jets Play 60 Sports Equipment Drive benefiting Up2Us by donating new and gently used athletic equipment every game between the Pepsi and MetLife Gates beginning at 11 a.m. Share your passion for sports and provide a great opportunity for a child to get exercise and Play 60! Up2Us is a nonprofit organization using sports to solve the critical challenges facing America’s children today. For accepted items visit newyorkjets.com/community.
    ■ The ESPN New York 98.7FM pregame radio show with Don La Greca and Greg Buttle will be broadcasting live starting at 11 a.m. from a mobile studio located between the MetLife and Verizon Gates.
    ■ Visit MetLife Central and enjoy our new Home Food Advantage signature items from Nonna Fusco’s (Italian specialty items), Liberty Sausage (new overstuffed sandwiches), Lucky’s (Asian noodles and dumplings) and Tacos Roqueros (fresh-made tacos and burritos).
    ■ NFL RedZone will be on in-stadium videoboards from gates open until pregame warmups.
    ■ Share your gameday Tweets and Instagrams using #nyjets or #gamedaygreenout for the chance to see yourself on the videoboards.
    FREE AND SPECIAL OFFERS
    ■ $2 bottled water is available with any entrée purchase at all of the following locations: Boardwalk Fryer, Bubba Burger, Papa John’s, Franks, Deli and Lobels.
    ■ Jets Shop Item of the Week: Nike Salute to Service Hoodie, originally $95, Sunday $85. New Era Salute to Service 5950 Hat, originally $40, Sunday $35.
    ■ Home Food Advantage: The Salute to Service Souvenir Soft Drink Cup, $6 with one FREE refill! Plus $5 cans of beer (12 oz.) are available at the Bud Light Band Stage Island bar and at portables located in Sections 106, 118, 133, 144, 201, 226, 305, 332, 330, 346 and MetLife Central.
    ■ Free Face Painting: Show your Green & White pride and get your face painted for free! Visit us pregame from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in Parking Lot J and the island outside the MetLife Gate. Plus, face painters will be available starting at 11 a.m. at the Gen Jets Kids Zone and in between the Verizon and SAP corners on the 100, 200 and 300 level concourses.
    ■ Bud Light Beer Garden: Visit the Bud Light Beer Garden for $5 draft beers, located outside the Bud Light Gate near the NJT train. You may enter, exit, and re-enter the Beer Garden through the Bud Light Gate from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    ■ MasterCard Cardholders: Use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® to purchase one of two Value Meals and pay only $5, a $2 savings — hot dog, chips and a 12-oz. fountain drink available at all Franks stands, or turkey wrap, apple slices and 12-oz. fountain drink available at all Deli locations. Plus, use your New York Jets Debit MasterCard® from Chase at the Jets Shop Flagship Store and get 15% off.
    JETS FLIGHT CREW CHEERLEADERS
    Meet members of the Flight Crew Cheerleaders from 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at the following locations:
    ■ Stop by the Jets Flagship Store to pick up the 2014 Jets Flight Crew Calendar and have it signed by members of the Flight Crew!
    ■ Don’t miss the Flight Crew Show Team performance at the MetLife Stage.
    ■ ESPN Radio tent
    ■ Bud Light plaza
    ■ Verizon plaza
    ■ Toyota Coaches Club, Chase Club and Lexus Club
    JETS AVIATORS DRUMLINE
    Don’t miss the Aviators Drumline at the following locations:
    ■ Jets Walk beginning at approximately 10:25 a.m.
    ■ Parking lots from 10:45–12 p.m.
    ■ MetLife Central plaza performance at 12:05 p.m.
    ■ On-field pregame performance and J-E-T-S Chant at 12:45 p.m.
    ■ In Section 209 throughout the game
    ■ MetLife Central Gate for 15 minutes postgame
    JETS FEST ACTIVITIES ON THE PLAZA
    ■ Gen Jets Kids Zone: Calling all Jets kids! Come play on the inflatable rides, get your face painted for free, draw with sidewalk chalk, and get your free caricature drawing. Visit the Gen Jets Kids Zone area between the Verizon and SAP Gates. The Gen Jets Kids Zone closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
    ■ MetLife Central: Visit MetLife Central on the West Side of the stadium. Test your football skills on The Turf and high-five Snoopy! Stop by from 11:50 a.m.–12:50 p.m. to meet and greet with Jets alumni Freeman McNeil. The Jets Flight Crew Show Team will be performing from 11:30–11:45 a.m. at the MetLife Stage followed by a performance from the Jets Aviators and the USO Show Troupe.
    ■ Pepsi: Enjoy free samples from Pepsi and show your Green & White fandom on the Pepsi green screen.
    ■ Bud Light: Come listen to great music by Abandoned at the Bud Light stage. Don’t forget to stop by the Bud Light Beer Garden for $5 canned beers.
    ■ Verizon Corner: Stop by the Verizon Studio located on the 100 level in the Verizon Corner to learn how you can get closer to the game with the unrivaled speed of FiOS Quantium℠ and coverage of every NFL game on NFL Mobile. Get hands-on with the latest technology, enter to win official Jets gear.
    ■ Dunkin’ Donuts: Enjoy free Jets-themed coffee and donut samples from Dunkin’ Donuts on the inner-loop roadway. Spin the prize wheel for the chance to win $2 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards.
    ■ Toyota: Check out the Toyota vehicle display on the plaza. Take your #1 Pick photo at the Jets Podium. Plus, enter to win a new 2014 Jets-wrapped Toyota Corolla and Jets-signed item at jetscorolla.com. Sweepstakes ends Dec. 1, 2013.
    ■ Lexus: Visit the Lexus vehicle display located outside of the Hertz West VIP Lobby. Guess how many footballs fill up the Lexus CT and you’ll have the chance to win Jets-autographed merchandise. Once you have your guess, visit LexusSweeps.com/Guess. Winners will be notified after Jan. 1, 2014.
    ■ Papa John’s: Papa John’s will be giving out free coupons to fans at each gate postgame. The offer is valid for 50% off order after a Jets win and/or two large cheese pizzas for $12.99 (available online only).
    ■ Premio: Come watch the sausage eating contest between the MetLife and Verizon Gates. Enjoy live music, giveaways and free samples of Premio’s quality sausages.
    ■ Kingsford Grills: Make sure to stop by the Kingsford grilling competition in between the Verizon and MetLife gates from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. as contestants compete to win great Jets and Kingsford prizes.
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    ■ Live Red Zone Channel to keep up with the action from around the league
    ■ Real-time statistics and scores from the official NFL stats engine, head-to-head stats of the matchup, player stats, drive-by-drive stats, boxscore and out-of-town scores around the league
    Plus, only at the stadium, your Jets App will have an interactive stadium map with searchable concessions stands, amenities and allows you to report any gameday issues.
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    Jets Need to Find Ways to Steal the Ball
    Eric Allen explains how the defense needs to help their rookie quarterback by causing more turnovers.

    video...
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    Do you ever post original ideas or are all 12,000 posts just copying and pasting of articles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    Do you ever post original ideas or are all 12,000 posts just copying and pasting of articles?
    you mean u haven't read ALL of them..i mean, after all...there's LESS 12,000 of them

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    Smashmouth is Jets' only hope vs. Saints

    -- The New York Jets can upset the New Orleans Saints on Sunday -- yes, they can -- but they have to play the game on their terms. It has to be a street fight, old-school football, a game in the trenches. It can't be a basketball game, with Drew Brees leading the fast break, because the Jets aren't equipped to play that style.

    The Saints are a finesse team, the model of what the NFL has become. The tenets that once shaped the game -- run the ball, stop the run -- don't apply to the Saints. They don't run it particularly well and they're giving up a league-high 4.8 yards per rush, but they're winning because they can throw it and catch it better than perhaps any team in the league.

    The Jets recognize this. They respect the Saints, but they also believe they can knock them out of their comfort zone by playing big-boy football, smashing them in the mouth. Four weeks ago, they did it to the Atlanta Falcons, another team built around its skill players. The Jets see a lot of similarities between the Falcons and Saints, NFC South rivals.

    Bruising back Chris Ivory of the Jets could do some damage against his former team.
    "If we can handle Atlanta, we should, in theory, be able to handle New Orleans," linebacker Calvin Pace said Thursday.

    It's not just a defensive thing. It's not just an offensive thing. It's an everything thing. The Jets have to set an early tone, on both sides of the ball, letting the Saints know it will be a two-chinstrap game, as coach Rex Ryan likes to say.

    They can start by establishing a running attack, feeding Bilal Powell and ex-Saint Chris Ivory, who, no matter how much he downplays it, would love to rip a hole in his former team. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has done a nice job in his first season with the Saints, as his twin brother has pointed out every day this week, but it's hard to ignore that big, fat rushing stat: 4.8 yards per carry.

    That's an engraved invitation for the Jets to impose their will on the Saints. They have to shorten the game, keep Brees on the sideline and make those New Orleans pass-rushers get dirty in the trenches, defending the run. They don't like to do that.

    "Honestly, I feel like with the guys we have up front, we should be able to run the ball on everybody," right tackle Austin Howard said.

    Everything the Saints do revolves around Brees and their high-scoring offense. When they jump to a quick lead, it allows Rob Ryan to be more aggressive on defense. It's easy to be a swashbuckling playcaller on defense when you have a 14-point lead every week. The Saints have 15 takeaways and 24 sacks, with 13 different players in the sack column.

    "I think my brother is the only one without a sack on that team," Rex cracked.

    For the Jets, it's all about Brees.

    After getting shredded by a Brees wannabe, the Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton, it's fair to wonder if they have what it takes to handle the real deal. The front four couldn't get close enough to Dalton to see the whites of his eyes, but it should have more chances against the Saints because of their vertical passing attack. Brees, looking downfield, will take deep dropbacks and hold the ball. There should be enough time for Muhammad Wilkerson & Co. to get home against the Saints' suspect line."We've shown we have one of the most explosive fronts in the game," linebacker Demario Davis said. "If we can cover for two or three seconds, and he's still holding the ball, I'm pretty sure somebody will be in his face."

    Brees' favorite target is Jimmy Graham. He's a wide receiver in a tight end's body, and the Jets can't let him run freely through the secondary. He already has eight touchdown receptions, the same number as the entire Jets team. They want to get physical with him, show him the Bronx, so to speak. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie and safety Antonio Allen could take turns on Graham.

    "I just have to get my hands on him and beat him up," said Allen, echoing the theme of the game plan.

    The Jets have to play the game in the trenches, not on the perimeter. It's the only way to beat the Saints, a new-age team disproving the time-honored doctrines of the sport.

    "I think the game has changed a little bit, obviously," Rex Ryan said. "When you're that prolific throwing the football, as they are -- and New England and Denver are -- that's how you get away with it."

    The Jets have to turn back the calendar and go old school on the Saints. It's their only chance.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...hope-vs-saints

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    This hasn't been the best of weeks for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. His defense was embarrassed this past Sunday in a 40-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and now he has to regroup for the explosive New Orleans Saints. And, oh yeah, he has to face his twin brother, Rob, the Saints' defensive coordinator.

    Forget the Ryan Bowl. This is the Desperation Bowl for the Jets (4-4), who face the Saints (6-1) Sunday at MetLife Stadium. ESPN.com Jets team reporter Rich Cimini and Saints team reporter Mike Triplett break down the matchup:

    Cimini: Let's start with the family ties, Mike. How do you think Rob is approaching this game? He and Rex are fiery competitors, and I'm sure Rob wants this game badly, especially since he's 0-2 against Rex and the Jets. I can tell you this much about Rex: He will try to downplay the whole brother thing, trying to keep the focus on the game. A few years back, when Rob was the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator, Rex showed up to his midweek news conference wearing a wig and pillow stuffed under his shirt, impersonating Rob. That won't happen again.

    Triplett: I don't expect those theatrics this week, either, since the Saints don't promote that kind of stuff. But clearly Rob is a guy who is not afraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve -- with the media or his players. So I'm sure they'll know how much it means to him.

    He's 0-4 overall against Rex in their NFL careers, dating back to Rex's days with the Baltimore Ravens. Clearly, this is Rob's best shot yet, not only because of the Saints' dynamic offense, but because Rob has his defense playing great. They've really responded to his versatile schemes. Young pass-rushers Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette, in particular, are having a breakout season.

    They'll obviously try to rattle rookie quarterback Geno Smith by mixing up looks and pressures. Rich, what do you expect out of him after one of his roughest performances?

    Cimini: The early trend on Smith is that he responds well to bad games, but this will be a tough assignment because the Saints are playing so well. He can get rattled when he sees a different look for the first time. It happened Sunday against the Bengals, who recorded two early sacks on safety blitzes from the slot. He didn't react well. He also has to do a better job with his eyes, looking off receivers. He has a tendency to stare down receivers, telegraphing his passes. It's one of the reasons he has three pick-sixes in the past two games. All things considered, he's showing gradual signs of improvement, especially in the area of ball security. He's not fumbling as much as he did early in the year.

    New Orleans Saints at New York Jets
    Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

    PickCenter

    Can the Jets bounce back from a tough loss?
    What can you tell me about Drew Brees other than he's terrific and throwing for a lot of yards and touchdowns?

    Triplett: I see you've been studying up on Brees. He's coming into New York in a really good groove right now. He just threw for 332 yards and five touchdown passes Sunday against the Bills. And even when he hasn't had his best days, he has come up with big fourth-quarter rallies. He and coach Sean Payton are back in sync. Together they're so good at exploiting mismatches. This past Sunday, Brees completed passes to 10 different receivers. The fact that the Saints' defense is playing so well has really benefited Brees, too. He's not pressing as much as he did last year and trying to do everything by himself.

    The tough thing about playing the Saints is trying to find guys who can cover unique matchup problems like Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, Marques Colston and others. Can the Jets do that?

    Cimini: No, Mike, I don't think they can. Without Darrelle Revis, the Jets' pass defense is struggling. Funny thing is, they're getting a better pass rush than previous years and the run defense is No. 1 in the league. In theory, those factors should help them against the pass, but they're not. They have too many vulnerable areas, especially in the secondary, and I don't see how they can cover Brees' many weapons. If it were just one or two threats, yeah, I think they'd be fine, but Brees distributes the ball so well.

    Antonio Cromartie, the Jets' No. 1 corner, is having an off year. Rookie Dee Milliner, benched against the Bengals in the second quarter, has been a disaster. Safety Antonio Allen had a nice game two weeks ago against Rob Gronkowski, but Graham might be a tougher assignment because of his athleticism.

    To win the game, the Jets' young, talented defensive line needs to dominate. And I noticed the Saints had some pass-protection issues on Sunday. Are they vulnerable up front?

    Triplett: The Saints' offensive line hasn't been as good as years' past, but they're still pretty solid for a team that passes the ball so much. The game against Buffalo was probably a good approximation of this matchup. The Saints gave up four sacks and were flagged for three holding penalties. But Brees still had great time to throw on four of his five TD passes and escaped the pocket to throw the fifth one on the run.

    Saints at Jets: Stat of the Week

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    The Saints' league-leading winning percentage in road games since 2009 (23-12).
    The Jets' best bet against the Saints' offense will be to control the clock and keep them off the field. New Orleans' run defense is pretty middle-of-the-pack. Will their old friend Chris Ivory make them pay for trading him to the Jets?

    Cimini: It's an interesting possibility. Now that he's healthy, Ivory is becoming a bigger factor. He was huge two weeks ago against the Patriots, rushing 34 times for 104 yards. He didn't get many chances this past Sunday because they fell behind so early and had to abandon the running game, but I could definitely see him being a big part of the game plan. It's hard to ignore the fact that the Saints are allowing a league-high 4.8 yards per rush.

    I had to laugh the other day when Ivory said this game has no special meaning to him. Of course it does. I remember having a chat with him in the preseason about his time with the Saints. He felt he never got a fair shake because of politics, the organization preferring drafted players over him. Now he gets a chance for a little payback. You already know this, Mike, but Ivory runs like he's trying to hurt people. Tough dude.

    The one thing the Jets can't do is give up on the running game and start throwing, because it sounds like Jordan & Co. can really get after the passer.

    Triplett: It sounds like Ivory's tenure in New York has been a microcosm of his time in New Orleans. He had trouble staying healthy, but when he turned it on he was a force. He was very popular with the fan base here. So that will be a fascinating subplot. Interestingly enough, the Saints used the draft pick they acquired from the Jets to trade up for big nose tackle John Jenkins, who has been a key addition. Those two will get to meet head-to-head.

    You're right about the Jets playing right into the Saints' hands if they're forced to abandon the run. Jordan and Galette are two bona fide playmakers. And the Saints aren't afraid to throw in some safety blitzes. They have 24 sacks this season, one fewer than the Jets.

    Speaking of which, I just had a conversation with someone putting together a midseason All-Pro team. They had the Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson written in pen and were debating between Jordan and J.J. Watt for another D-line spot. What's made Wilkerson so special?

    Cimini: He's a three-down player who can play anywhere on the defensive line. He's listed as an end, but the Jets play multiple fronts and he lines up over the guard at times, even over the center in certain packages. Ryan has compared him to Richard Seymour and Trevor Pryce; Wilkerson is a 300-pound man who moves like a 275-pounder. He's very good against the run and he has improved as a pass-rusher, evidenced by his seven sacks, already a career high. He's the best player on the team and I'm sure the Jets will try to lock him up long term after the season.

    We've talked a lot about the strengths of these teams. In closing, can you touch on a couple of weaknesses? Jets fans aren't too optimistic this week, Mike, so they need a little something to rally around. What have you got?

    Triplett: The Saints' biggest weakness has been running the ball. They've been better in recent weeks, but they're still inconsistent. So they might be pretty one-dimensional on offense against this Jets defense that's so good at stopping the run. Of course, the Jets will still have to slow down the Saints' passing attack. The defenses that have had the most success against New Orleans' passing game this year have been the ones that could get physical with receivers in man-to-man coverage and chip and jam at the line of scrimmage. And as we said, Brees has taken more hits than usual this year.

    Also, the Saints' run defense hasn't been great this year. So if the Jets can keep the game close and stay patient with the run game, that's something they might be able to exploit. And if anyone knows Rob Ryan's weaknesses, it's gotta be Rex, right?

    Predictions

    The final word on Sunday's matchup at MetLife Stadium:

    MATCHUP

    ANALYSIS

    Mike Triplett: The Saints won't be in their comfort zone, playing on the road against a physical defensive front. But the difference in offensive firepower is just too lopsided.
    Saints 27, Jets 17

    Rich Cimini: The Jets have to play Ground & Pound and shorten the game, but I don't think they'll be able to do that well enough to win. The Saints have too many ways to score.
    Saints 24, Jets 16

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...-new-york-jets

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    I wish this game was in N.O.`s this weekend ,then at least we`d have a good time out there before & after the game . Do you think the NFL really hates the JETS & their fans,not only are we going to get our worse beating in decades this Sun ,but we have the bye the following week so we will have to wait 2 weeks thinking about this loss before we can win again and get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    This hasn't been the best of weeks for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. His defense was embarrassed this past Sunday in a 40-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and now he has to regroup for the explosive New Orleans Saints. And, oh yeah, he has to face his twin brother, Rob, the Saints' defensive coordinator.

    Forget the Ryan Bowl. This is the Desperation Bowl for the Jets (4-4), who face the Saints (6-1) Sunday at MetLife Stadium. ESPN.com Jets team reporter Rich Cimini and Saints team reporter Mike Triplett break down the matchup:

    Cimini: Let's start with the family ties, Mike. How do you think Rob is approaching this game? He and Rex are fiery competitors, and I'm sure Rob wants this game badly, especially since he's 0-2 against Rex and the Jets. I can tell you this much about Rex: He will try to downplay the whole brother thing, trying to keep the focus on the game. A few years back, when Rob was the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator, Rex showed up to his midweek news conference wearing a wig and pillow stuffed under his shirt, impersonating Rob. That won't happen again.

    Triplett: I don't expect those theatrics this week, either, since the Saints don't promote that kind of stuff. But clearly Rob is a guy who is not afraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve -- with the media or his players. So I'm sure they'll know how much it means to him.

    He's 0-4 overall against Rex in their NFL careers, dating back to Rex's days with the Baltimore Ravens. Clearly, this is Rob's best shot yet, not only because of the Saints' dynamic offense, but because Rob has his defense playing great. They've really responded to his versatile schemes. Young pass-rushers Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette, in particular, are having a breakout season.

    They'll obviously try to rattle rookie quarterback Geno Smith by mixing up looks and pressures. Rich, what do you expect out of him after one of his roughest performances?

    Cimini: The early trend on Smith is that he responds well to bad games, but this will be a tough assignment because the Saints are playing so well. He can get rattled when he sees a different look for the first time. It happened Sunday against the Bengals, who recorded two early sacks on safety blitzes from the slot. He didn't react well. He also has to do a better job with his eyes, looking off receivers. He has a tendency to stare down receivers, telegraphing his passes. It's one of the reasons he has three pick-sixes in the past two games. All things considered, he's showing gradual signs of improvement, especially in the area of ball security. He's not fumbling as much as he did early in the year.

    New Orleans Saints at New York Jets
    Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

    PickCenter

    Can the Jets bounce back from a tough loss?
    What can you tell me about Drew Brees other than he's terrific and throwing for a lot of yards and touchdowns?

    Triplett: I see you've been studying up on Brees. He's coming into New York in a really good groove right now. He just threw for 332 yards and five touchdown passes Sunday against the Bills. And even when he hasn't had his best days, he has come up with big fourth-quarter rallies. He and coach Sean Payton are back in sync. Together they're so good at exploiting mismatches. This past Sunday, Brees completed passes to 10 different receivers. The fact that the Saints' defense is playing so well has really benefited Brees, too. He's not pressing as much as he did last year and trying to do everything by himself.

    The tough thing about playing the Saints is trying to find guys who can cover unique matchup problems like Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, Marques Colston and others. Can the Jets do that?

    Cimini: No, Mike, I don't think they can. Without Darrelle Revis, the Jets' pass defense is struggling. Funny thing is, they're getting a better pass rush than previous years and the run defense is No. 1 in the league. In theory, those factors should help them against the pass, but they're not. They have too many vulnerable areas, especially in the secondary, and I don't see how they can cover Brees' many weapons. If it were just one or two threats, yeah, I think they'd be fine, but Brees distributes the ball so well.

    Antonio Cromartie, the Jets' No. 1 corner, is having an off year. Rookie Dee Milliner, benched against the Bengals in the second quarter, has been a disaster. Safety Antonio Allen had a nice game two weeks ago against Rob Gronkowski, but Graham might be a tougher assignment because of his athleticism.

    To win the game, the Jets' young, talented defensive line needs to dominate. And I noticed the Saints had some pass-protection issues on Sunday. Are they vulnerable up front?

    Triplett: The Saints' offensive line hasn't been as good as years' past, but they're still pretty solid for a team that passes the ball so much. The game against Buffalo was probably a good approximation of this matchup. The Saints gave up four sacks and were flagged for three holding penalties. But Brees still had great time to throw on four of his five TD passes and escaped the pocket to throw the fifth one on the run.

    Saints at Jets: Stat of the Week

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    The Saints' league-leading winning percentage in road games since 2009 (23-12).
    The Jets' best bet against the Saints' offense will be to control the clock and keep them off the field. New Orleans' run defense is pretty middle-of-the-pack. Will their old friend Chris Ivory make them pay for trading him to the Jets?

    Cimini: It's an interesting possibility. Now that he's healthy, Ivory is becoming a bigger factor. He was huge two weeks ago against the Patriots, rushing 34 times for 104 yards. He didn't get many chances this past Sunday because they fell behind so early and had to abandon the running game, but I could definitely see him being a big part of the game plan. It's hard to ignore the fact that the Saints are allowing a league-high 4.8 yards per rush.

    I had to laugh the other day when Ivory said this game has no special meaning to him. Of course it does. I remember having a chat with him in the preseason about his time with the Saints. He felt he never got a fair shake because of politics, the organization preferring drafted players over him. Now he gets a chance for a little payback. You already know this, Mike, but Ivory runs like he's trying to hurt people. Tough dude.

    The one thing the Jets can't do is give up on the running game and start throwing, because it sounds like Jordan & Co. can really get after the passer.

    Triplett: It sounds like Ivory's tenure in New York has been a microcosm of his time in New Orleans. He had trouble staying healthy, but when he turned it on he was a force. He was very popular with the fan base here. So that will be a fascinating subplot. Interestingly enough, the Saints used the draft pick they acquired from the Jets to trade up for big nose tackle John Jenkins, who has been a key addition. Those two will get to meet head-to-head.

    You're right about the Jets playing right into the Saints' hands if they're forced to abandon the run. Jordan and Galette are two bona fide playmakers. And the Saints aren't afraid to throw in some safety blitzes. They have 24 sacks this season, one fewer than the Jets.

    Speaking of which, I just had a conversation with someone putting together a midseason All-Pro team. They had the Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson written in pen and were debating between Jordan and J.J. Watt for another D-line spot. What's made Wilkerson so special?

    Cimini: He's a three-down player who can play anywhere on the defensive line. He's listed as an end, but the Jets play multiple fronts and he lines up over the guard at times, even over the center in certain packages. Ryan has compared him to Richard Seymour and Trevor Pryce; Wilkerson is a 300-pound man who moves like a 275-pounder. He's very good against the run and he has improved as a pass-rusher, evidenced by his seven sacks, already a career high. He's the best player on the team and I'm sure the Jets will try to lock him up long term after the season.

    We've talked a lot about the strengths of these teams. In closing, can you touch on a couple of weaknesses? Jets fans aren't too optimistic this week, Mike, so they need a little something to rally around. What have you got?

    Triplett: The Saints' biggest weakness has been running the ball. They've been better in recent weeks, but they're still inconsistent. So they might be pretty one-dimensional on offense against this Jets defense that's so good at stopping the run. Of course, the Jets will still have to slow down the Saints' passing attack. The defenses that have had the most success against New Orleans' passing game this year have been the ones that could get physical with receivers in man-to-man coverage and chip and jam at the line of scrimmage. And as we said, Brees has taken more hits than usual this year.

    Also, the Saints' run defense hasn't been great this year. So if the Jets can keep the game close and stay patient with the run game, that's something they might be able to exploit. And if anyone knows Rob Ryan's weaknesses, it's gotta be Rex, right?

    Predictions

    The final word on Sunday's matchup at MetLife Stadium:

    MATCHUP

    ANALYSIS

    Mike Triplett: The Saints won't be in their comfort zone, playing on the road against a physical defensive front. But the difference in offensive firepower is just too lopsided.
    Saints 27, Jets 17

    Rich Cimini: The Jets have to play Ground & Pound and shorten the game, but I don't think they'll be able to do that well enough to win. The Saints have too many ways to score.
    Saints 24, Jets 16

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...-new-york-jets
    It depends if we bring the energy and get a lucky bounce. Our secondary needs to bring their A game. They do get the Bye after this game so they can go all out.

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    COORDINATORS’ CORNER: Saints Challenge

    Videos and excerpts from each of our three coordinators at their weekly news conferences on Thursday afternoon:

    DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DENNIS THURMAN

    Thurman on his defensive players saying they want to be No. 1 in the NFL and how they can get there...

    It doesn’t matter what you say, it’s what you do. We performed well at times, not so well at others. Our expectations are that we will continue to perform at a higher level more consistently in the second half of the season. If we do that, we have a chance to be pretty good. If we don’t, we’ll keep riding this roller-coaster we’ve been on. We have to keep working at it.

    The best teacher for some of these guys starting for the first time is playing and gaining experience. You can only do it when you’re out on the field. Standing on the sideline doesn’t help you. One of the things I’ve found, being a professional athlete, a former athlete, is the game is entirely different. You can stand on that sideline and be as close as you want to the action, you look at it and you say, “I know what I should be doing.” And then you go out there and you see it, it’s like being on the freeway. You’re surrounded by cars flying all around, left, right, and you’re caught in it, you have no idea how to get out of it.

    That’s how fast the game is. Everybody’s expectation is “Oh, he ought to be able to do it.” You can’t handle that until the game slows down through your own eyes. That’s what we have to get with our players on a more consistent basis. The game has to slow down for them on a more consistent level.

    OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MARTY MORNHINWEG

    Mornhinweg on if the Jets have gone through their win-lose-win-lose pattern because they're young and they have a rookie at quarterback...

    Look, we can make up a lot of reasons and all these things, and we just won’t go there. Young, inexperienced, classic, all this [stuff], we will absolutely not allow our minds to go there. We have to play good, consistent offensive football. So you start getting into all these reasons and excuses. First of all, you sound like crybabies. Secondly, it prevents you from getting any better because you have an excuse built it.

    We just don’t go there. We get better every day. Our foundation is built with hard work and preparation. It’s just that simple and we move forward. I’ve said it, I think, twice. We took a few steps backwards and everybody’s still a little hacked off about that, I’ll tell you that. We need to take some steps forward here.

    SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR BEN KOTWICA

    Kotwica on the challenges that the Saints' Darren Sproles poses to his coverage units...

    He’s good. He’s been good for a while. Doing both, he’s one of the better guys in the league who handles punts and kickoffs. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s done an excellent job over the course of his career, so it will be a good challenge for us.

    I think he does a great job, first off, catching the football, decision-making, and his athletic ability. He’s quicker than fast, though he is fast, he can run. He has an exceptional burst, an exceptional change of direction. You see it on the offensive side, but especially in the punt return game, he’s really good.

    Tackle him. Get him on the ground. ... You watch the tape, get a feel for what he’s trying to do with the football, what they’re trying to do, where they’re trying to take it. And say a couple prayers. He’s good, but our guys will be ready and they’ll be up to the challenge.

    > http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/arti...a-f2c6ee785cca

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    It depends if we bring the energy and get a lucky bounce. Our secondary needs to bring their A game. They do get the Bye after this game so they can go all out.
    ok ,.. here's the plan...
    after last week's game & the upcoming game vs. the Saints we'll be...




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    Arrow

    The Jets take on Drew Brees & Co. at MetLife Stadium for Week 9.
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    ANALYST

    PREDICTION

    WINNER

    Rich
    Cimini

    SAINTS 24, JETS 16
    The Jets have to play Ground & Pound and shorten the game, but I don't think they'll be able to do that well enough to win. The Saints have too many ways to score.

    Ian
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    SAINTS 27, JETS 23
    Expect the Jets to play much better than they did in Cincinnati (they can't play any worse), but Brees and Jimmy Graham and friends will be too much to handle.

    Ohm
    Youngmisuk

    SAINTS 24, JETS 17
    The Jets have been able to bounce back from losses this season but Brees has too many weapons for Geno Smith to keep up with.

    Jane
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    SAINTS 28, JETS 14
    If past performance is any indication, the Jets would win this week since they lost last week to the Bengals. But still.

    Kieran
    Darcy

    SAINTS 24, JETS 17
    The Gang Green D will slow down, but not stop, the Saints' high-octane attack.

    Stephen A.
    Smith

    SAINTS 33, JETS 16
    There will be too much firepower from the Saints and not enough from Geno.

    Don
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    SAINTS 24, JETS 17
    The Jets will play well but won't be able to stop Brees in a big spot.

    Dave
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    SAINTS 27, JETS 17
    There will be too much offense from New Orleans. We thought the Jets secondary had troubles last week ... just wait.

    Andrew
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    SAINTS 31, JETS 13
    The Jets couldn't stop the Bengals on defense so they won't be able to stop the Saints. New Orleans' defense is much improved.

    Robin
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    SAINTS 33, JETS 24
    It'll be a more respectable effort from the Jets in a loss as they head to bye at 4-5.

    Bill
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    SAINTS 31, JETS 17
    Say farewell to .500 and farewell to Geno's see-saw. Rob Ryan and the Saints will beat Rex and the Jets.

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    Jets-Saints : 10 Things to Look For

    We'll have enough Ryans on the airwaves Sunday to begin filming a remake of Von Ryan's Express. Rex and Rob's playing careers at Southwest Oklahoma State will be the subject of an NFL Network "investigation," which will air as part of NFL GameDay Morning at 9 a.m. ET.

    Then Jets head coach Rex and Saints defensive coordinator Rob will be captured by Fox's cameras no doubt exchanging brotherly pleasantries during warmups for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium, and the twins will again be joined by dad Buddy Ryan, who'll be up for the game for the photo ops.

    But the Ryan family scrapbook will quickly be replaced by Jets family matters. The Green & White need a triumph against a difficult foe to wipe away the taste of last week's 40-point loss at Cincinnati and send the Jets into their bye week at 5-4, which would be light-years ahead of where they'd be at 4-5, licking their wounds, and opening back up with tough road games at Buffalo and Baltimore.

    Here are 10 things to look for at Sunday's Jets-Saints game:

    1. The Geno Project — Watch for Geno Smith to be impeccable with his accuracy on throws outside the hashmarks. He's thrown three interceptions returned for touchdowns the past two games, all on passes headed outside the hashmarks, but he's also shown good learning curves after difficult outings. Also, no Jets QB has ever thrown pick-sixes in three consecutive games. The closest anyone has come to that: Joe Namath twice threw four pick-sixes in back-to-back games, the last time early in 1968. That season turned out pretty good. Not predicting', just sayin'.

    2. Brick Wall Needed — Smith has been sacked an average of 3.5 times a game. New Orleans' defense has posted 3.4 sacks per game. Not a good balance for our side. Key matchup: left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson against third-year RDE Cameron Jordan, the 6'4", 287-pounder who leads Rob Ryan's multiple fronts with 14 sacks the past two seasons.

    3. Ground & Pound — Two weeks after Chris Ivory pummeled the Patriots, might OC Marty Mornhinweg be intent on turning him loose against Nawlins? Ivory's been stoic about treating this like any other, no big deal, but the Saints were his team for the previous three seasons, then traded him to our side. Then there's Rob Ryan's defense again, which doesn't allow many passing yards or points but have been pedestrian vs. the run — 20th in yards per game (110.3), 32nd in yards per carry (4.83). Opportunity may be knocking.

    4. Their Tight End — Drew Brees is a marvelous downfield passer and distributor. But with his WRs other than Marques Colston kind of sputtery this year, the target has been Jimmy Graham, the 6'7", 265-pounder with wideout speed and (almost) a tackle's body, and whose 15.8-yard per-catch average is easily the best among qualifying TEs in the league this season. How do the Jets try to cover Graham? That'll be fun to watch, but as Rex cautions, "You talk about a problem. This guy has the size, the speed, he's phenomenal at adjusting to the ball, and he has a great rapport with Brees."

    5. Our Tight Ends — Some thought Jeff Cumberland, one of Smith's go-to targets, would miss this game with a concussion that everyone watching the TV replay except Solomon Wilcots saw Cumberland receive on head-snapping contact with Terence Newman last week. But if Cumberland sits out (he's questionable after a limited practice today), it's up to Zach Sudfeld and Konrad Reuland (four career NFL starts combined) to pick up the slack, along with anyone else Mornhinweg refers to as "double-dutiers."

    JETS-SAINTS STATISTICS

    NYJ

    NO

    Record

    4-4

    6-1

    Points Scored/Game

    17.9

    28.0

    Points Allowed/Game

    26.4

    17.1

    First Downs Gained/Game

    18.5

    21.0

    First Downs Allowed/Game

    17.4

    19.0

    Yards Gained/Game

    330.4

    396.0

    Yards Allowed/Game

    315.0

    332.4

    Time of Possession/Game

    31:37

    33:24

    Turnover Margin

    –12

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    6. Dirtywork by Snacks — For the first time since 1991, a 355-week span, we have the NFL's No. 1 defense in rushing yards allowed per game. We're also No. 1 in rush yards per carry. One reason among many: the big-body relentlessness and flowing locks of Damon Harrison. "Snacks" has lots of help around him but there's no denying he sees the path to the ball remarkably well — his 10.0 tackles for loss/no gain lead the Jets. So far the Saints rushing offense, led by Pierre Thomas, hasn't gotten untracked at 3.4 yards a pop, 28th in the league. Just maybe a win here will help confound the NO passing game.

    7. Still on the A-Team — On the corner opposite Cro Corner, it's still No. 27, Dee Milliner. We agree with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman that it's just a matter of time, but will there be enough time this year for the light to come on for the top draft pick, who's coming off his second midgame benching of the year. "With Dee, it's just a matter of continuing to work, continuing to catch up," said D.T. "I know I've been saying it, but the young man's behind. We've got to get him caught up, and then he's got to go out and perform."

    8. More Folk Hero — We don't think Folk will be kicking in the Santa Claus costume he wore for Halloween during Thursday's practice. But Saint Nick has been the kicker who keeps on giving. If he goes 5-for-5 vs. the Saints, he'll tie Jay Feely's franchise-record 24 straight in 2008-09. If he hits another 50-yarder, he'll tie John Hall with 10 kicks of 50 yards. If he hits another last-minute kick for the win, that'd be four game-winners this season.

    9. Kick or Treat — Speaking of Halloween, might the Jets need to be ready for a trick play, something along the lines of a little Super Bowl onsides kick that the Saints executed against the Colts three years ago? "A little bit," said ST coordinator Ben Kotwica. "Actually, a couple of those things are things you practice." Just for the record, the only home onside kick successfully executed by opponents in Rex's five years at the helm: Last year's Dan Carpenter first-quarter onsider recovered by the Dolphins.

    10. Good Old No. 65 — No, not Will Campbell, but the guy who wore that number for 10 seasons before Campbell, Brandon Moore, who retired from the NFL as a Jet on Friday. Moore will be the team "pilot," leading them on the Jets Runway into MetLife Stadium for pregame warmups and will come out as honorary captain for the opening coin toss.

    JETS-SAINTS RIVALRY FACTS

    Record/Score

    Regular-Season Series Record

    Saints 6-5

    Last Game

    Saints 24-10, 2009

    Last Jets Win

    Jets 16-9, 2001

    Current Streak
    Saints 5 out of 6
    Regular-Season Record @ NYJ
    Saints 4-2
    Last Game

    Saints 21-19, 2005

    Last Jets Win

    Jets 28-23, 1986

    Current Streak

    Saints 3 in a row

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    On paper, this screams, "Bad matchup!"

    The New York Jets (4-4) are coming off one of the worst defensive performances of the Rex Ryan era and the New Orleans Saints (6-1), who have rediscovered their pre-Bountygate mojo, are producing crazy numbers on offense.

    "This is the New Orleans Saints, so this is about as good as it gets in the NFL," Ryan said. "So if we find a way to get a win here, it would be huge. This is an outstanding football team. Again, we expect to win, but we also know it’s a huge challenge. There’s no doubt, it’s going to be a huge challenge."

    Huge, but not impossible. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. What to watch for:

    Rex Ryan has shown the ability to get his team to bounce back from ugly performances.

    1. The Rebound Effect: If the Jets continue with the script -- 4-0 in odd weeks -- they should pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season. OK, now let's get serious: The odd-week thing is an anomaly, but there's no denying the Jets' resilience. They have a knack for rebounding from ugly losses. After getting blown out by the Tennessee Titans, they won impressively on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. After being pushed around by the Pittsburgh Steelers, they responded by stunning the New England Patriots.

    It's a good quality to have, but it's a dangerous way to play a season. It can be mentally taxing on a team, and there's always the chance of doubt creeping into the psyche, especially after a stinker like the 40-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals -- the season's largest margin of defeat in the NFL. We'll learn a lot about the Jets in this game.

    2. Geno vs. Rex's evil twin: Rookie QB Geno Smith faced a Ryan-coached defense every day in training camp; now he gets to play against Rex's identical twin, Rob, the Saints' defensive coordinator. Rob, who inherited one of the worst defenses in history (you can look it up), has turned the Saints into a playmaking unit. Led by DE Cameron Jordan (six sacks) and CB Keenan Lewis (three interceptions), the Saints have registered 24 sacks and 15 takeaways. They've allowed fewer than 20 points in six of seven games, and we all know the Jets have been held under 20 in five of eight games.

    Rob Ryan isn't blitzing at an unusually high rate, but his blitzes are effective. In fact, the Saints' sack rate when sending five or more rushers is 14.5 percent, the best in the league. You can bet he will try to confuse Smith with new looks, forcing him to hold the ball. He can't fall into the trap of throwing late on sideline passes; he got burned twice last week on those, resulting in pick-sixes. Smith's turnover total is up to 16, the second-highest in the league.

    Chris Ivory and the Jets running backs could have a big day against the Saints defense, which is allowing a league-high 4.8 yards per carry.
    3. Just run, baby: Rex and Rob look alike and sound alike, but their defenses are the exact opposite. The Jets defend the run better than any team in the league and the Saints are allowing a league-high 4.8 yards per carry. No doubt, the Jets will try to exploit that weakness. If they can control the clock and shorten the game by running the ball, they have a chance to win. This could be a big day for Chris Ivory, who should be highly motivated against his former team.

    Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, hurting at tight end, will have to get creative with his approach to running the ball. He might want to use some of the wrinkles he employed against the Falcons -- a three-back formation, sprinkling in some Pistol looks. The trick is keeping it a close game. If the Jets fall behind and have to start throwing, they'll fall into the Saints' wheelhouse. And that won't be pretty.

    4. Get physical with the receivers: The Jets' secondary was atrocious last week, in part, because the corners were passive at the line, giving too much cushion. Whatever happened to bump-and-run coverage? DE Muhammad Wilkerson, usually not one to speak out, said the corners have to do a better job of holding up the receivers, allowing the pass rush to get home.

    The spotlight will be on struggling rookie Dee Milliner, who will be targeted by Drew Brees the moment he steps on the field. Ryan stuck his neck out by talking up Milliner, predicting a strong second half of the season. It was a transparent attempt to bolster the kid's sagging confidence; let's see if it works. The Jets also need a better game from Antonio Cromartie, who could be involved in coverage plan for TE Jimmy Graham. Cromartie needs to be more aggressive in press man. If the secondary has a bad day, it'll be a 400-yard passing day for Brees, who averages 327 per game.

    5. A Mo better effort: The pass rush, frustrated by Andy Dalton's quick throws, stunk last week. There will be sack opportunities because Brees likes to push the ball downfield, meaning he's willing to hang in the pocket. He knows what he's doing, because he leads the league with eight touchdown passes of 20 yards or more. On the flip side, he hasn't faced a defensive line this good. Brees' pass protection is suspect -- already 18 sacks -- so this is a chance for the Jets' pass-rushers to redeem themselves after last week's no-show. Brees may not have his best lineman, standout G Jahri Evans (hip). If Brees gets in trouble, he can check down to super-quick RB Darren Sproles, a matchup nightmare for the Jets.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...saints-at-jets

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    some history...

    The Saints lead the all-time series 6-5, while outscoring the Jets 217-172 in the process.

    December 3, 1972: Looking to finish the season strong the Jets (6-5) looked to take advantage of the struggling Saints (2-8) in the first ever match-up between the two squads. In 14the first quarter, Bobby Howfield gave New York the first score of the game with a 30-yard field goal—the first of seven attempts that day. After answering with a field goal of their own, the Saints took their first lead in the second quarter when Bob Gresham bursted his way into the end zone. After two more Howfield field goals, with halftime sandwiched in between, the Jets trailed by a single point headed into the final quarter. Early in the fourth, though, Archie Manning struck, tossing an eight-yard pass to Bill Butler for the 17-9 lead. New York's defense held Manning and the Saints from scoring for the remainder of the game, and while they could not muster a single touchdown out of the 323 total yards they compiled on the day, the Jets got three more field goals in the fourth quarter from Howfield, delivering an 18-17 victory. Joe Namath went 21-40 for 259 yards and two interceptions that day.

    December 14, 1980: Experiencing lost seasons, the Jets (3-11) met the winless Saints (0-14) late in the 1980 season. Eight years after their first meeting, Archie Manning, now 31, got New Orleans off to a fast start in this one, connecting with Jack Holmes on a 14-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Jets responded, though, scoring 13 points in the second quarter on a Kevin Long rushing touchdown and two field goals from kicker Pat Leahy. From there, the score remained deadlocked at 13-7 up until Saints running back Tony Galbreath scored on a one-yard touchdown, giving New Orleans a one-point lead in the fourth quarter. Jets quarterback Richard Todd and running back Tom Newton rallied Gang Green, marching down to the New Orleans 31-yard line. Todd then took off, busting off a 31-yard run for the go-ahead touchdown. 20-14 Jets. Archie Manning was able to rally the Saints as well, driving the ball all the way to the Jet one-yard line. Down six late in the game, Manning and the rest of team fleur de lis had no other option than to find a way to get into the end zone. That's when Galbreath scored his second TD of the fourth, giving the Saints a 21-20 lead and their first and only victory of the 1980 season.

    November 21, 1983: The Jets (4-7) traveled to the Superdome, looking to pull off the upset against the Saints (6-5). The Jets found themselves in an early hole as Saints halfback George Rogers scampered 14 yards for a 7-0 lead in the first. Things quickly turned around for the men in green, however, when linebacker Lance Mehl picked off Saint QB Ken Stabler and returned it 34 yards to knot the game. Shortly after, Stabler was able to rebound from his mistake, connecting on a 38-yard touchdown pass to tight end Hoby Brenner. In the second quarter Jets running back Marion Barber—no, not that Marion Barber—busted his way into the end zone, tying the game at 14. Action picked up in the third for New Orleans as both Wayne Wilson and George Rogers rushed for touchdowns and the defense held the Jets scoreless. It was 28-14 entering the fourth. This game was over... or so it seemed. After New York had to settle for a field goal to open the quarter, the Jets were able to make key stops on defense, giving their offense a chance to close in on the lead. It was when Richard Todd threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jerome Barkum that the Jets were realistically able to convert on an unlikely comeback. New Orleans wound up with 239 rushing yards on the day, but the Jet defense was tremendous in the fourth quarter as they held the Saints to almost nothing yardage wise. After forcing yet fourth down, the Jets were finally able to break through when Kirk Springs took the Russell Erxleben punt 76 yards to paydirt, giving New York a stunning 31-28 lead that they never relinquished. New York scored 17 points and held New Orleans to zero in the final 15.

    October 4, 2009: The upstart Jets (3-0) faced off against the surprising Saints (3-0) in an early-season battle of undefeateds. After becoming the first—and still only—quarterback in NFL history to start 3-0, Mark Sanchez looked to add to his impressive young resume by delivering a big win the Superdome. After quickly falling behind by a field goal and being held scoreless after one, Sanchez and the Jets drove deep into Saints territory, where they found themselves one yard away from a lead. This game took a very sudden turn, however, when Sanchez was picked off in the end zone by Darren Sharper who then ran 99 yards for the pick-six and 10-0 lead. Things didn't get better for the Jets when soon after the interception, Sanchez fumbled in his own end zone, where it was recovered by Saint linebacker Remi Ayodele for the touchdown. Down 17-0 at the half, the Jets fought back in the third. After a Jay Feely field goal gave them their first points of the game, Pro Bowl back Thomas Jones found the end zone from 15 yards out, cutting the lead to seven. New York's defense had played a tremendous game through three quarters, allowing only three of the 17 Saint points. New Orleans was able to break through in the fourth, though, when Brees drove the Saints down the field and running back Pierre Thomas punched it in for the kill shot. The defense only allowed 10 points in the game, but four Jets turnovers—all committed by Sanchez—did them in on this day.

    The Jets have had an incredibly up and down series with the Saints—similar to their 2013-2014 season thus far. New York hasn't won or lost consecutive games all year so, coming off of a loss, you almost feel good even though it is Drew Brees, Sean Payton and the 6-1 Saints. The two things the Jets have going here is a) The game is in their own building, and b) It can't be worse than last Sunday's 49-9 bludgeoning in Cincinnati.

    > http://www.ganggreennation.com/2013/...jets-vs-saints

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    Rob Ryan, Rex Ryan ready for Round 5 when New Orleans Saints travel to face New York Jets

    -- Sometimes in the middle of a game, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan will pause and look at the scoreboard, just to take a peek at how the New Orleans Saints are faring.

    Ryan almost always roots for the Saints these days. And not just when they're playing the Jets' AFC East rival New England Patriots, a game the Saints lost 30-27.

    "(The Saints) should be undefeated, but they let one game get away," Rex Ryan said of the last-second defeat. "Really, New England?"

    But Ryan won't be rooting for the Saints this Sunday, when he and his twin brother, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, are in the most unique of situations.

    The twins' teams will be facing each other when the Jets (4-4) host the Saints (6-1) at noon Sunday at MetLife Stadium. It will be their fifth time on opposite sidelines during an NFL game.

    Rex is 4-0 in the previous matchups against his brother. He has won twice as head coach of the Jets, when Rob was defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns in 2010 and defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. Rex also got the better of his younger brother, by a few minutes, as a coordinator with the Ravens.

    "It really is a special thing when you consider how fortunate we both are to be in this league," Rex Ryan said. "There are a lot of great coaches that are coaching football and yet here are two of us, twin brothers. I don't know how many twin brother combinations there have been in the league, but certainly to make it this far and have the success that we've had throughout our careers and things (is special)."

    Now they're ready for Round 5, with Rob in his first year as Saints defensive coordinator.

    The Ryan twins grew up under the tutelage of their father, Buddy Ryan, whose career in the NFL spanned from 1968 to 1995. Buddy, the architect of the Chicago Bears' famed 46 defense, will be in attendance Sunday. Football, particularly defensive football, is the family business.

    "Certainly Buddy's success is well known," said Saints coach Sean Payton. "I grew up watching the Bears and watching his defense. I think the thing that's unique is twin brothers and both are exceptional coaches and very competitive. I think that makes it a little different, but I think the family element ... to grow up and their dad being a coach, they were around a lot of great coaches I'm sure."

    Added Rob: "Well, I mean the Harbaughs (San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John) get all that thunder, but there was three of us in the National Football League and I think they only got two of them, as far as I know.

    "I think it's just, we have a great father. I think a lot of people grow up idolizing their father. And me and Rex are no exception."

    But even considering the pedigree, Rex still had to marvel at the job his brother has done in turning around the Saints' defense. A year after they allowed an NFL-record 7,042 yards, the Saints are fourth in scoring defense and 12th overall.

    "I certainly appreciate the kind of coach my brother is. He is outstanding," Rex said. "I think New Orleans probably sees that also. ...

    "It's an outstanding defense in preventing points and everything else. But the job that they have done has been outstanding, and it doesn't surprise me because I know my brother."

    And it hasn't surprised Saints players either, now that they've been under Rob's supervision for several months now.

    Various players on the Saints' defense have said Rob didn't change his demeanor at all in the week leading up to the showdown against his brother.

    For Rob, who is surely out to prove himself less than a year after the Dallas Cowboys fired him, even a little brotherly love isn't going to change his preparation.

    "Now it's just honestly when the ball's snapped, it's a nameless, faceless opponent until you go shake his hand across the field," he said. "So that's just really the facts of it. We usually have good times with it. Right now, it's too important. Our season's too important to have any little distraction. I'm sure it is for him, too."

    But the players recognize the importance of the game, and the added incentive.

    "If I was going against my brother, I would want to beat him," said Saints linebacker Junior Galette.

    What's been the reason for Rob's success with the Saints? Ask any Saints player and the answer comes quickly: respect.

    "He's been like the coolest guy. I don't know how to explain it," Galette said. "I have respect for him as a coach, but I can talk to him as if he's a player. It's so weird. I've never had a coach like that."

    Added linebacker David Hawthorne: "He's a lightning bolt. He definitely sparks us up with his creative mind and just being a player's coach and a cool guy. And we feed off that."

    Rob's system has been fluid. He initially wanted to run a 3-4 alignment but attrition via injuries has made him adapt. It's more about letting players understand their roles and finding what suits them best, whether it's a 4-3 or 4-2-5 alignment. Whatever the structure, it's resulted in a complete turnaround in New Orleans.

    "Rob treats you like a man," linebacker Curtis Lofton said. "It's just kind of tough to say exactly what it is, but he allows you to play.

    "I've been in many systems where you need to do this or do that. Rob says go out and have fun, go out and make big plays."

    While getting a victory is the main concern for the Saints, Lofton said he wouldn't mind erasing that 4-0 advantage Rex is sporting in the process.

    "Not only Rob, we want this one for ourselves. To be 7-1? That's huge. So I know there's the whole Ryan thing, but really it doesn't boil down to that," Lofton said. "I think someone told me earlier that Rob has never beat Rex. I think we need to change that."

    But even playful jabs about his record vs. Rex rolls right off Rob's back.

    "I've got two Super Bowl rings, he's got one," Rob said. "So it's an easy comeback. But it is what it is, and we'll find out Sunday if he can make that same statement."

    > http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf..._rob_ryan.html

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    Rich Cimini joined Dave to give us an update on all the Jets injuries and lets us know if he thinks they have a chance on Sunday...

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    — Before anyone knew exactly who Chris Ivory was, they knew to attach their helmets tight.

    Little was known about the 6-0, 222-pound back from Tiffin, a Division II school in Ohio, that competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, when the Saints signed him as a free agent on May 3, 2010.

    Just three months earlier, the Saints had won their first Super Bowl behind running backs Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell and Reggie Bush and a rushing attack that finished in the NFL with 131 yards a game. The Saints let Bell sign with Philadelphia that spring, but they didn’t really need another back — or so they thought.

    Saints head coach Sean Payton was not even sure what his name was during training camp that summer and once called him, “Ivey,” during a press conference.

    “I remember the first time he hit me,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, who was entering his second season in 2010, said this week as New Orleans (6-1) prepared to face Ivory and the New York Jets (4-4) at noon Sunday on FOX.

    “It was in OTAs (organized team activities in the off-season). We were just in shoulder pads and helmets, and I’m running up on him just to bump him,” Jenkins said. “And he lowers his helmet and kills me. I got on him because you’re not supposed to have that kind of contact in those drills. It was a tempo violation. I told him, ‘Wait until camp.’ And then I found out in camp he lowers his helmet even harder. That’s just him. That’s how he plays.”

    Ivory showed great promise in New Orleans from 2010-12 and Payton eventually got his name right, but his style of reckless abandon play tended to hurt himself as much as it bruised others. He led the Saints in rushing in his rookie season in 2010 with 716 yards on 137 carries, but he injured his foot in the regular season finale against Tampa Bay and missed the Saints’ playoff loss at Seattle. Injuries had made the Saints backfield virtually nameless by that game, and they managed only 77 rushing yards in the 41-36 loss. The club traded a second round pick to New England the next April to get the 28th pick of the first round and took running back Mark Ingram out of Alabama.

    The Saints then traded Bush to Miami and signed running back Darren Sproles from San Diego that July. Ingram has been a major disappointment, and Ivory never regained his rookie form because of recurring problems with his hamstring problems and a sports hernia.

    Ivory played only six games in each of the 2011 and ’12 seasons. Last season, he carried the ball 40 times for 217 yards – the least usage of his career — and was traded during the 2013 draft to the Jets for a fourth round pick. That pick and another fourth round pick through a trade gave the Saints another third round pick that became defensive tackle John Jenkins of Georgia.

    Ivory still has hamstring issues, but he played in all seven games this season and has 230 yards on 74 carries for a 3.1-yard average. He carried just six times in the Jets’ 49-9 loss to Cincinnati last week. In the 30-27 overtime win over New England on Oct. 20, though, he flashed the Ivory of 2010 with 104 yards on 34 carries.

    “That was as good and consistent as I’ve seen him run,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “He made some plays for us over the last three years. He’s making some plays for them and was part of that victory that day. I think we all know what he’s capable of, and we all wish him the best. Chris was one of those guys — a great success story, an undrafted free agent who becomes a productive player.”

    The 34 carries against New England was nearly as many as he had all of last season in New Orleans.

    “Uh, yeah,” Ivory said on a teleconference with New Orleans media Wednesday. “Probably about that much. I feel pretty good and hope to stay that way.”

    Ivory expressed no bitterness toward the Saints but did point out that there is still no workhorse back in New Orleans getting 34 carries a game. Thomas leads the Saints with 253 yards on 73 carries — about 10 a game and one less overall than Ivory.

    “It’s still a crowded backfield,” Ivory said with a touch of irony. “They still have five backs and are still just playing three. It was just crowded. I think he (Payton) knew there were too many backs to let me sit around. Time was going by. I was happy with what he did, and now I’m here trying to make great things happen.”

    Ivory also went from making the minimum in New Orleans to a $10 million contract over three years with the Jets.

    “No hard feelings,” Ivory said. “They loved everything I did there. I don’t think he (Payton) really wanted it to go through, but it was probably the best thing for them to do.”

    Payton and Ivory always communicated.

    “We had good conversations throughout the process — even the day we were able to make the trade,” Payton said. “I think a lot of Chris, and I think it is an opportunity that worked out well for both sides. Chris is an outstanding back who is physical and someone who gets downhill and runs with a lot of power. That will be important for us to be able to handle, especially on the road.”

    Maybe no hard feelings, but definitely some hard hits.

    “He is a tough dude,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “Tough, strong, physical back, and that’s what I like best about him. When he has been out there, he is just a battering ram. He is a very physical runner. I love that about him. I love that passion he brings. He’s an improved pass protector as well.”

    Jenkins knows all about that passion ... in games, in training camp and even in OTAs.

    “Better strap your helmet on,” he said. “With Chris, you’ve got to get population to the football. You definitely don’t want to leave a person out there to tackle him by himself.”

    > http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/2...nclick_check=1

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    Just saw we have Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch for this game. May have to watch it with the volume down or turn on the radio. Lynch's comment "and the circus continues" after Folk's kick beat his beloved Bucs was ridiculous.

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