Good morning, and happy Friday everybody. Hope everybody is enjoying their week prior to Super Bowl week. While we continue to get ready for the big game, let’s also continue to look back. Specifically, let’s continue to look back at the 2013 season, and count down the top ten moments for the New York Jets.
Most recently, we talked about the win over the Dolphins, ruining their playoff hopes for another season. So, what do we have in store for number six?
JETS INTERCEPT DREW BREES TWICE: TOP THE SAINTS 26-20
It was week nine, and the Jets brought their 4-4 record home to MetLife to face the 6-1 New Orleans Saints. Despite the fact that the Saints were quite the different team on the road than they were at home, whenever you are going up against Drew Brees and THAT offense, it is never going to be easy. Add Rob Ryan’s defense to this mix and it makes for an interesting battle.
Well, as we know, the Jets pulled off the upset. On the back of a 17 point second quarter, the Jets went ahead 20-14 at the half, and won the game 26-20. Drew Brees was intercepted twice, once by Antonio Cromartie, and once by Demario Davis. Chris Ivory showed his former team what it lost when they said goodbye to him, rushing 18 times for 139 yards and one touchdown.
Geno Smith added one rushing touchdown in the win.
The quality of the opponent is what brings this game to the list for me. Yes, the Jets had beaten the Falcons, but they were in the midst of an off year. The Jets had beaten New England, almost twice, but the Jets have beaten the Patriots during Rex’s tenure.
But to beat the Saints? Even at home, the Jets showed that, despite the pieces lacking on the roster, they had the ability to beat a perennial Super Bowl contender. They could look one of the most potent offenses in the sport, and turn them away.
Rex and the staff did a great job in preparation, and the Jets as a team performed successfully. So, it is the sixth best moment of the year.