What the Jets need to do to beat the 6-1 Saints

darrelle-revis-jets-saints-ddd8fed0e151185e_large Today the 4-4 Jets face off against Drew Brees and the red hot 7-1 Saints in a game that will test the Jets’ defense.

If the Jets expect to move above .500 they need to do a few chores.

1. Keep Jimmy Graham out of the End zone:   Even though Jimmy Graham had 37 yards last week against the Bills, He still managed to rack up 2TDs. After their poor performance last week, Dee Milliner and Antonio Cromartie needs to keep an eye out for Graham and lock him up so Brees will be forced to look in another direction. Graham is listed as questionable today with a foot injury.

2. Contain Drew Brees: Last week Drew Brees had 332 yards and 5TDs. The last thing the Jets need to see is another 5TD performance after appearing in Andy Dalton’s showcase last week. If the Jets expect to win, they need to shut down the passing game and throw different types of blitzes at him.

3. Geno needs to put up points: The Jets’ offense has to put up at least 20-30 points. The Saints are a team that is known to put up 20+ points a game this season. In order for this NY team to score that many points, Geno should throw the deep ball a lot and trust his receivers. This will not be a easy task since the Saints are ranked 12th in defense, but Geno needs to overcome his inconsistency.

This will be an interesting game for Rob Ryan’s defense going against Rex Ryan’s 1st ranked rush defense. Both coaches’ father Buddy Ryan will be in attendance at the game.

Tony Carter