New York Jets 2017 Game Notes: Week 15 at New Orleans Saints
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The 5-8 New York Jets head to the Big Easy for the first time since 2009 to take on the 9-4 New Orleans Saints.

New York Jets (5-8) at New Orleans Saints (9-4)

History

  • Jets head to the Big Easy for the first time since 2009 (24-10 loss).
  • Teams have split their previous 12 all-time meetings (6-6) dating back to 1972, with Jets posting a 26-20 victory in ’13 at AT&T Stadium in the latest clash between the clubs.
  • Jets’ last appearance at Superdome resulted in a 24-10 loss in ’09.

Jets By The Numbers

  • Lost to Broncos, 23-0, in Week 14.
  • 5-8 record in ’17 (5-11 in ’16).
  • Scored fewer than 20 points in 47-of-93 games dating back to ’12.
  • Allowed fewer than 100 yards rushing in 45-of-77 games dating back to ’13.
  • Allowed 55 TD passes, totaled 18 INT in 29 games dating back to ’16.
  • 30 takeaways in 29 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • 44 takeaways in 19 wins, 16 takeaways in 26 losses dating back to ’15.
  • Scored 266 points, 29 offensive TD in 13 games in ‘17 (scored 275 points, 26 offensive TD in ’16).
  • Allowed 92 points in five wins, 219 points in eight losses in ’17.
  • Jets have been outscored 123-6 the in fourth quarter and OT in 13 games in ’17.

Saints By The Numbers

  • Lost to Falcons, 20-17, in Week 14.
  • 9-4 record in ’17 (7-9 in 2014, ’15 and ’16).
  • QB Drew Brees: 26 TD passes, 12 INT in last 18 games dating back to ‘16 (30 TD passes, eight INT in first 11 games in ’16).
  • Won five straight home games.
  • Scored 30-plus points in 15-of-29 games and allowed 30-plus points in 9-of-29 games dating back to ’16.
  • Allowed 20 offensive TD in last 11 games (allowed seven offensive TD in first two games in ’17).
  • Allowed 27 offensive TD in 13 games in ’17 (allowed 46 offensive TD in ’16).
  • 34 sacks in 13 games in ’17 (30 sacks in ’16).
  • 14 INT in 13 games in ’17 (9 INT in ’16).
  • 1,761 rushing yards in 13 games in ’17; 1,742 rushing yards (108.9 YPG) in ’16.

Things To Look For

The Jets’ defense has been erratic at best this season and will be without end Muhammad Wilkerson for this tilt in the Crescent City. Meanwhile, Bryce Petty gets the nod at quarterback for the Green and White and will be dealing with a much-improved defensive unit that has played much better after that 0-2 start. And what kind of damage can Drew Brees and company do against a team with a 1-5 road record this season?

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