The Saints will travel to the northeast to close out their 2013 AFC East Slate after they improved to 6-1 following a 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints lead the all-time series 6-5, the most recent being a 24-10 win on Oct. 4, 2009 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Seven of the 11 meetings in the series have been decided by seven points or less.
Last Sunday against Buffalo, New Orleans stormed back from a 10-7 deficit with under five minutes left in the second quarter to score 21 unanswered points, including scoring two touchdowns before the first half concluded. QB
But Brees wasn’t alone in creating the offensive fireworks. After missing the last three contests with a hand injury, WR
The defense came up big as they surrendered under 20 points for the sixth time in seven games. OLB
The 6-1 start ranks among the best in franchise history. New Orleans started 13-0 in 2009 en route to the Super Bowl XLIV title, went 9-1 in 1991 when the club won their first division championship and went 7-1 in 1988 and 6-1 in 2002.
The Jets dropped to 4-4 with a 49-9 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals, but they remain firmly in the thick of the AFC East race in second place behind a defense that is ranked sixth overall in the league and first against the run. Offensively, rookie QB Geno Smith is the only signal-caller since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first seven career contests.