Against All Odds
After the horrible game the Jets had last weekend versus the Cincinnati Bengals, many critics and fans already had the New Orleans Saints set as the winners for this week. The Jets redeemed themselves from that horrible game by showing that their defense and offense is up to par. It also shows that they are forgetting what happened in the past game.
The game didn’t get much attention as it somewhat should’ve but we had a “Ryan Bowl” on Sunday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan beat his twin brother, Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator for the Saints, for the 5th straight time these two have ever met in the NFL.
Former Saints running back Chris Ivory had a great day on the field. He rushed for 139 yards on 18 carries to add power to the Jets offense, which was actually performing this Sunday. He almost surpassed his own rookie record of 158 yards, which he did in New Orleans.
The Saints have been doing fairly well all season and somehow have managed to stay away from the critic radar. Drew Brees was sacked a couple of times during this game. Safe to say no one saw that coming. The game had a good balance to it because you can see how well the rookie Geno Smith did versus the veteran quarterback Drew Brees. Experience is key if you want to make it in the NFL and beating Drew Brees looks good for a rookie on top of beating Tom Brady a few weeks ago.
Nick Folk had another big day by successfully making all four of his field goal attempts. By doing this, he added to his 23 for 23 record this season.
The Jets improve to a good 5-4 record as the NFL now heads into the second half of the season. Sunday’s win was everything it needed to be. The Jets’ defensive line was solid and their performance was stellar. They’re currently now second in the AFC East standings, right under the Patriots. For a moment, imagine the Jets take the lead in the standings?
Gang Green is on a bye week for week 10. The team they face in week 11 are the Buffalo Bills and that’s a game that should be in the bag for the Jets.