The New York Jets (5-8) and New Orleans Saints (9-4) collide for just the 13th time in their franchise histories. The all-time series is tied at 6-6, with the Jets winning the last matchup in 2013. The Saints are just 2-3 at home against the Jets, with the last showing coming in the 2009 season. That was back when Darren Sharper was known for being a football player, as his 2nd Quarter 99-yard interception return of Mark Sanchez helped fuel a 24-10 Saints victory.
The matchup before that in 2001 season is something we might all remember, as Kyle Turley’s penalty after taking exception to treatment of his quarterback Aaron Brooks cost the Saints a chance to tie the game late. That New Orleans team ended up dropping their last four contests and missing the playoffs.
Although New Orleans can’t clinch a playoff berth in Week 15, this is a game they desperately need to win with the Atlanta Falcons next up on the schedule.