If you're trying to figure out why the world seems to be running late today... go set your watches and clocks back one hour (from 10am to 9am, or as appropriate) for Daylight Savings Time.
Coming off of a win at home against the Buffalo Bills, the Saints head up to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets on their home turf! After the Seahawks managed to scrape a win against the Rams last Monday -- and assuming they will win against the Buccaneers (0-7) later this afternoon -- the Saints will have to win this one to remain in contention for the top seed in the NFC. This defensive meeting of Rob Ryan vs. Rex Ryan will mark the final game against an AFC East opponent for New Orleans in 2013.
For those fans not fortunate enough to enjoy the game in person, here is how you can catch all the action on the field:
Sunday, November 3rd @ 1:00pm EST / Noon CST
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NOLA TV Broadcast (LIVE):
WVUE FOX 8
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, , Erin Andrews (Field reporter).
Also showing on FOX in select markets nationwide. (click to check which games will be broadcast in your area)
Sunday Ticket DIRECTV:
Saints are favored by 5.5; Over/Under 45.5
White Jerseys with Gold Pants
- Rex Ryan, the defensive-minded Head Coach for the New York Jets, is the fraternal twin brother of Rob Ryan, the Defensive Coordinator for the New Orleans Saints.
- Rex Ryan is 4-0 against his brother Rob Ryan in the NFL; though Rob was 2-0 when they faced off against each other in college. The brothers make no secret about how much the rivalry means to them.
- The Saints have won six of their eleven games against the Jets, and have scored 217 points to the Jet's 172.
- Saints ILB Jonathan Vilma was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2004 draft, and played in New York from 2004-07. He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2004 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005.
- Al Toon, father of Saints WR Nick Toon, was drafted by the Jets as the tenth overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft, and played his entire career with the Jets from 1985-92... during which time he was a three-time Pro Bowl receiver.
- During the 2013 draft, New Orleans traded running back Chris Ivory to New York for a fourth-round pick, which they combined with their own fourth rounder to trade up and grab Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins. Chris Ivory claims that facing his old team for the first time does not hold any special significance for him.
- Marques Colston currently sits at 7,736 career receiving yards... trailing the all time Saints leader in receiving yards ( , 7854) by 118 yards.