By The Associated Press
NEW YORK JET (5-8) at NEW ORLEANS (9-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Saints by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York Jets 7-5-1, New Orleans 7-7
SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6
LAST MEETING - Jets beat Saints 26-20, Nov. 3, 2013
LAST WEEK - Jets lost to Broncos 23-0; Saints lost to Falcons 20-17
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 23, Saints No. 6
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23t), RUSH (21), PASS (20).
JETS DEFENSE- OVERALL (21), RUSH (21), PASS (19).
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (4), PASS (5).
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (19), PASS (10).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Result will affect tight, three-team NFC South race. Saints lead Carolina (9-4) on head-to-head tiebreaker, lead Falcons (8-5) by one game. ... Jets have lost three of last four games. ... Jets QB Bryce Petty makes first start this season and only fifth of career since drafted in fourth round in 2015. Petty went 2 of 9 for 14 yards following Josh McCown injury last week. ... RB Matt Forte is from New Orleans area, played at Tulane. He has 360 scrimmage yards in past three games vs. New Orleans. ... WR Robby Anderson has 100-plus yards receiving in two of past three games. Leads Jets with career-high 848 yards receiving and seven TDs. ... LB Demario Davis had team-high 12 tackles last week. He has 10-plus tackles in two of past three games. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson and LB David Bass each had a sack last week. ... Jets' defense has 26 sacks this season, ranks 23rd in sacks per pass attempt. ... Rookie S Jamal Adams played for LSU. Adams has two sacks, two fumble recoveries this season. Still seeks first career INT. ... Saints QB Drew Brees ranks fifth in NFL with 3,569 yards passing. He's completed NFL-best 71.7 percent this season. ... RB Mark Ingram leads Saints with 1,269 scrimmage yards and is second on club with nine TDs. ... RB Alvin Kamara left game last week with concussion, expected to play this week. He ranks third among NFL rookies in yards rushing with 608, second in catches and yards receiving with 62 for 639. ... WR Michael Thomas has 85 receptions this season and TD catches in past two games. ... WR Tommylee Lewis had first career TD catch last week. ... DE Cameron Jordan is only NFL player with as many as 10 sacks and one INT. ... CB Marshon Lattimore had INT last week, is tied for first among NFL rookies with three INTs. ... S Chris Banjo had first career INT last week. ... S Kenny Vaccaro left last week's game with groin soreness. He's practiced this week and expects to play. ... Fantasy Tip: Kamara leads Saints in touchdowns with 11, seven rushing and four receiving. He narrowly trails Ingram for second on club in total yards from scrimmage (1,247) despite missing most of last week's game, has 100-plus scrimmage yards and TD in each of past three games in Superdome.
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Updated December 14, 2017