NY Jets @ New Orleans Saints: Game Preview

NEW YORK JETS (3-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-0)

SERIES

 

JETS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 5-5

 

STREAKS

 

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 0-0

Payton: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 24-17 vs. Titans

W 27-7 at Bills

LAST GAME

11/27/05: Saints 21 at Jets 19.  New Orleans QB Aaron Brooks throws for 3 TDs to hold off late rally by New York QB Brooks Bollinger & snap 6-game losing streak.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/4/01: Jets 16, Saints 9.  New York DE John Abraham records 4 sacks to lead Jets defense, which totaled 8 sacks & 3 turnovers, holding New Orleans to 246 total yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (3:05 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  SIRIUS: 121 (NYJ), 123 (NO).  XM: 105 (NO). 

STATS

PASSING

Sanchez (R): 49-83-606-4-2-87.7

Brees: 67-97-841 (2C)-9 (1L)-2-118.1 (1L)

RUSHING

Jones: 48-181-3.8-2 (T3C)

Bell: 45-229-5.1-1

RECEIVING

Cotchery: 18 (T3C)-285 (3L)-15.8-1

Colston: 15-195-13.0-3 (1L)

OFFENSE

315.0

438.0 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

+3 (T2C)

+4 (T3C)

DEFENSE

256.0 (2C)

312.3

SACKS

Harris: 2

Grant: 1.5

INTs

4 tied: 1

Sharper: 3 (T1L)

PUNTING

Weatherford: 40.7

Morstead (R): 46.5

KICKING

Feely: 22 (7/7 PAT; 5/5 FG)

Carney: 30 (2C) (15/15 PAT; 5/6 FG)

 

 

NOTES

JETS Club aims to start season 4-0 for 1st time since ’04 & seeks 2nd consecutive win at NO…QB MARK SANCHEZ (1st round, No. 5) can become 1st rookie QB to start and win team’s 1st 4 games of season in Super Bowl era.  Recorded 1st career rush TD last week.  Aims for 4th consecutive game w/TD pass…For career, RB THOMAS JONES averages 102.6 rush yards per game when he has 20+ att.  Has 4 rush TDs in past 3 against NFC.  Teams are 31-14 (.689) when he records 20+ att…WR JERRICHO COTCHERY is averaging 95 receiving yards per game (285 total) in ’09 & posted season-high 108 receiving yards last week…TE DUSTIN KELLER averages 15.6 yards per catch in ’09…Defense ranks 2nd in NFL allowing 11 points per game (Denver, 5.3)…LB DAVID HARRIS registered 1st career INT last week.  Leads team in tackles (21) & sacks (2) in ’09…S ERIC SMITH posted 1st INT of ’09 last week…DT KRIS JENKINS has 19 career sacks vs. NFC… Since ’01, Jets lead NFL with 11 KR-TDs…

 

SAINTS:  Lead NFL with 120 points, most by team in 1st 3 games since 1968 (Dal., 132)…QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 118.1 rating & 9 pass TDs.  Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 14,751 passing yards, 97 TDs & 25 300-yard games.  In past 23, Brees has 15 300-yard games (65.2 pct.)…RB-PR REGGIE BUSH has 25 career TDs (13 rush, 8 rec, 4 PR) & is only player in team history to score via rush, rec. & PR.  RB PIERRE THOMAS rushed for 126 yards & 2 TDs last week.  Has 11 TDs (8 rush, 3 rec.) in past 8.  RB LYNELL HAMILTON scored 1st career TD last week…WR MARQUES COLSTON has 7 TDs in past 6.  TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has 435 receptions since 2002, 3rd most in NFL among TEs.  WR DEVERY HENDERSON averages 21.4 yards per catch in career.  Had 30-yard TD in last game vs. NYJ…LB JONATHAN VILMA played 4 years with NYJ & was selected to Pro Bowl & named Defensive Rookie of Year.  S DARREN SHARPER leads active players with 57 INTs.  DE WILL SMITH had sack in last meeting.  Had sack & 1st career INT last week.

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