Saints vs. Jets 2013 Preview and Matchup History

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

A detailed look at the history between the Saints and Jets as well as some standout individual performances by players from both teams before their matchup on Sunday November 3rd, 2013 in MetLife Stadium.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-1) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-4)

SERIES

SAINTS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

6-5

STREAKS

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 1-0

Ryan: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 35-17 vs. Bills

L 49-9 at Bengals

LAST GAME

10/4/09: Jets 10 at Saints 24. New Orleans S Darren Sharper has 2 INTs, including 99-yard INT-TD. Saints LB Will Smith forces fumble & DT Remi Ayodele recovers fumble for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/27/05: Saints 21, Jets 19. New Orleans QB Aaron Brooks completes 17 of 23 passes for 181 yards & 3 TDs (21, 15, 30) for 136.1 rating.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (NO), 86 (NYJ). XM: 86 (NYJ).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 183-271-2,290 (3L)-19 (1C)-5-109.2 (1C)

Smith (R): 150-253-1,882-8-13-71.6

RUSHING

P. Thomas: 73-253-3.5-0

Powell: 100-385-3.9-1

RECEIVING

Graham (TE): 40-630-15.8-8 (T1C)

Kerley: 27-346-12.8-2

OFFENSE

396.0

330.4

TAKE/GIVE

+8 (3C)

-12

DEFENSE

332.4

315.0

SACKS

Jordan: 6

Wilkerson: 7

INTs

Lewis: 3

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Morstead: 46.9

Quigley (R): 44.8

KICKING

Hartley: 64 (22/22 PAT; 14/18 FG)

Folk: 69 (3C) (12/12 PAT; 19/19 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS

Since joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 35,861 yards & 263 TDs. Passed for 332 yards, 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 146.1 rating last week. Aims for 3rd consecutive win vs. NYJ.

RB PIERRE THOMAS had 132 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 46 rec.) & rush TD in only game vs. NYJ.

Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 197 catches, 1,743 rec. yards & 15 rec. TDs.

Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 236 catches & 3,080 yards. Ties for NFL TE lead with 31 TDs in span.

Rookie WR KENNY STILLS had 3 catches for career-high 129 yards & 2 TDs last week.

WR MARQUES COLSTON played at Hofstra. Has 7,736 career rec. yards & needs 119 to pass ERIC MARTIN (7,854) for most in franchise history.

WR LANCE MOORE had TD last week.

DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 sacks in past 6. Rookie KENNY VACCARO is 1 of 2 rookie S with sack & INT.

LB JONATHAN VILMA was drafted by NYJ in 1st round (No. 12) in 2004. Played 4 seasons with NYJ (2004-07).

JETS

Club is 3-1 at home this season...

Against NFC, rookie QB GENO SMITH is 2-0 & completed 40 of 58 passes (69 pct.) for 455 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108 rating. Smith is only QB since 1970 merger with 4 game-winning drives in 4th quarter or OT in 1st 7 career games.

RB CHRIS IVORY spent 3 seasons with Saints (2010-2012). Ivory was signed as undrafted free agent by NO. Ivory (104) registered 4th career game with 100+ rush yards & 1st as Jet in last home game.

WR DAVID NELSON has 12 catches for 160 yards in past 2 games.

WR JEREMY KERLEY had TD catch in last game vs. NFC.

WR STEPHEN HILL has career-best in rec. (23) & receiving yards (340) in '13...Defense allows fewest rush yards per game (77.9) in NFL in 2013.

DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has career-best 7 sacks this season. Aims for 5th straight with sack. Registered 1st career INT last week. Has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. NFC.

LB DAVID HARRIS has team-high 58 tackles in 2013.

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