SAINTS (6-1) JETS (4-4)
Well has the stink of 49-9 past the Jets by yet? Now we get to see how they stack up to the NO Saints.
- The last time the Jets won at home against the Saints was 1986
- The Ryan bros. have met four times on opposing teams Rex is leading the match 4-0
- Jets’ Chris Ivory had three 100+ games as a Saint. (2010-12)
- DE Wilkerson has 7 sacks this season. 11 in his last 15 games.
The jets believe they can win playing “Smash-mouth football”
Here are some quotes I’ve read:
“If we can handle Atlanta, we should, in theory, be able to handle New Orleans,” linebacker Calvin Pace said
“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.” Re: Brees
“They want to get physical with him, show him the Bronx, so to speak.”
“I just have to get my hands on him and beat him up,” said Allen in speaking of Graham.
Rex: “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.”
(Quotes taken from: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets)
Drew Brees and the Saints are coming!
Rob Ryan will be looking to stop Geno Smiths high-flying Offence…..ok. Maybe that’s a bit too much. This ain’t Atlanta!
Brees can put the numbers and points up as well as any other elite QB in the league.
Jimmy Graham is hard to stop. However he has been slowed by injuries and is questionable for Sunday
Stopping P. Thomas and Darren Sproles will no doubt keep the Jets D busy.
The main focus for the Jets will be to run the ball…again, and again, and run some more.
They must keep the ball out of Drew Brees hand’s as much as possible and eat up time of possession. Geno Smith cannot win an aerial battle with the Saints.
This still doesn’t look good for the Jets but the entertainment will be between Rob and Rex on the side lines. Enjoy!
My line: 38-13 Saints.