NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Drew Brees played only one series against the Jets, and he made the most of it. No. 9 went 4-of-6 passing for 68 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas for a 19-yard touchdown to end the drive.
The connection staked the Saints to a 7-0 advantage. Thomas finished the contest with 39 yards receiving.
The Saints (2-1) would go on to beat the Jets, 28-13.
The defense also stepped up in the first quarter for the Black and Gold. Marshon Lattimore stripped the Jets’ Ty Montgomery for a fumble recovery. The turnover would lead to a Wil Lutz field goal.
In the second half, Deonte Harris made a strong case to be the Saints returner with a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown. Harris is an undrafted rookie. That made the score, 23-13.