After losing by 40 points to the Bengals, the Jets came home and beat one of the best teams in the league. Naturally. The Jets (5-4) knocked off the Saints (6-2) 26-20 at MetLife Stadium Sunday on the heels of a terrific ground game and some big defensive plays. The win dramatically increases the Jets' playoff chances as they head into their bye week as they face a relatively soft schedule for their final seven games of the season. Rex Ryan continued to his professional unbeaten streak against his brother, Rob Ryan, who couldn't contain former Saint Chris Ivory. The Jets struck first. After Demario Davis picked off Drew Brees on a deflected pass by Dawan Landry, Nick Folk hit his 20th field goal of the season. The small lead didn't last long, as the Saints struck back with 2:55 left in the first quarter when Jimmy Graham badly burned Jaiquawn Jarrett, catching a 51-yard touchdown pass that included the tight end dragging the safety for the last several yards before the goal line. In the second quarter, the secondary gave up it's second big play of the day when Antonio Cromartie tripped while covering Robert Meachem, who caught a 60-yard pass from Brees. The Saints quickly thereafter converted the opportunity into six points when Graham caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with Cromartie marking him. The second-quarter score put the Saints ahead 14-6.
Jets revive playoff hopes with stunning 26-20 win over Saints
New York Daily News | Nov 4