Saints lose 26-20 to Jets, fall to 6-2 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Saints lose 26-20 to Jets, fall to 6-2

Updated:

"Ryan Bowl Five" went Rex's way once again. Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan is now 5-0 in NFL match ups against his brother Rob.

Rob Ryan's unit got victimized by former Saint Chris Ivory. Ivory finished with a 139 yards rushing, including a 3-yard touchdown run.

Ivory was traded by the Saints to the Jets on draft day this year.

The Jets 26-20 victory over the Saints drops them to 6-2 overall, and improves New York to 5-4. Saints lead the NFC South by one game over Carolina.

The Saints offense and special teams started sloppy in the early going. Garrett Hartley missed a 43-yard field goal on the Who-Dats first possession, then Drew Brees threw an interception on the next drive. The Jets only mustered a field goal out of the Saints early miscues.

Brees would right his early wrong on the very next drive for the Saints. He connected with Jimmy Graham for a 51-yard scoring strike to put the Saints ahead 7-3.

The Brees-to-Graham combo would work once again in the second quarter. The tight end beat Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie for a 10-yard touchdown reception to expand the Saints lead 14-6.

Ivory would get his Jets back into the contest right before halftime. The former undrafted free agent scored on a 3-yard touchdown run going in untouched. The score cut the Saints lead to 14-13.

The Jets were not finished with their first half scoring. Cromartie intercepted a Brees pass, that came right out of the hands of wide receiver Nick Toon. Quarterback Geno Smith would convert the turnover into a 3-yard touchdown run. Jets ahead at half 20-14.

In the third quarter field goals would be the only scoring. Nick Folk connected on a 47-yarder, Hartley responded with a 55-yard field goal. Jets led 23-17 after three quarters.

Down nine points in the fourth quarter Saints Head Coach Sean Payton rolled the dice on fourth and one. He called a reverse with tight end Josh Hill, but defensive Quinton Coples sniffed it out the trickery for an 8-yard loss.

The Saints had one drive left starting on their own 19-yard line, but the black and gold went backwards on the drive. Losing nine yards on a holding penalty, and Brees' fourth down pass wasn't close to a receiver after facing pressure from the Jets defense.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.