I don’t know if I could look Aerys Senior NFL Editor and Jets fan Kristine Reese in the eyes after that game. I–the Saints fan–hang my head in shame after the Saints fall to the Jets, 20-26.
We might call it Chris Ivory’s revenge. Rob Ryan’s defense couldn’t stop Ivory, who rushed for 139 yards and a TD on 18 carries.
Drew Brees threw for 382 yards and two TDs, but he also threw two interceptions. Do we feel better that one of those was on a ball tip? Not really.
Jimmy Graham was the Saints leading receiver, with nine receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Graham was determined to score on his 51-yard TD reception, even if that meant he had to drag a Jets defender the final yard into the end zone.
Darren Sproles left the game after the opening drive with a concussion.
Jets QB Geno Smith threw for only 115 yards, but he also had a three-yard touchdown run. Kicker Nick Folk rounded out the Jets score with four FGs. (Folk was good on all of his field goal attempts. I’m looking at you, Hartley.)
With this loss, the Saints move to 6-2. They next host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. (And I can stomach a loss to the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets…but the Cowboys? Ug. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.)