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New Orleans Saints 2009: Week 4 Game Preview – Jets @ Saints

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The last meeting between these two teams (November 27th, 2005) was played at the Meadowlands, where the Saints secured a rare road win, improving to 3-9 on the season. The Jets loss was their sixth straight of the season –  falling to 2-9.

Aaron Brooks threw three touchdown passes securing the Saints win 21-19, breaking the teams six game losing streak.

The win by the Saints would be their last that season as they continued to struggle losing the next four games, ending the season at 3-13. This of course set in motion the Brees and Payton era that we all enjoy now. The Saints would bounce back strong the next season reaching the NFC championship game.

Next Meeting: Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Location: Louisiana Superdome

Series Leader: The Saints evened the series against the Jets in their last meeting, bringing the all time series to 5-10.

Offensive Keys  To Success:

The Jets defense was no slouch last season, but the addition of Rex Ryan as head coach can only make them better. They ranked a pedestrian 29th against the pass, allowing 235 yards a game. On the flip side they were solid against the run ranking 7th, allowing only 95 yards a game. See where I am going with this? The Saints need to let their best player do what he does best, throw the football. Payton needs to let Brees throw the ball early and often. The Jets have made no real improvement in the secondary so Brees should have a monster day. Although Rex Ryan may have a few tricks up his sleeve.

Defensive Keys To Success:

Gregg Williams will need to rally the troops against the Jets. New York has a trio of talented runners in Thomas Jones, Leon Washington, and rookie Shonn Greene. The Saints must find way to keep these runners in check and stop the run. The Jets are going to try to run the ball straight down their throats. It looks like the Jets coveted first round pick, Mark Sanchez, may be the signal caller going into this game. Sanchez is a talent for sure, but one I think the Saints new secondary can handle. Williams hybrid defensive scheme should dial up enough pressure to keep the young quarterback guessing.

Game Stats From Last Meeting: Stats

Prediction: The Saints played lights out last season at the Dome and I figure they can secure the win against the Jets there. I won’t say what I think the score will be, I want you Saints fans out there to tell me. Leave a comment and let us all know what you think.

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