East Rutherford, N.J. - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a brief but effective appearance in Saturday's preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The veteran was on the field for eight plays, taking up three minutes and eight seconds of game time, and ended the drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas.
That score staked the Saints to a 7-0 lead and they entered halftime up 13-7.
Brees, Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara and left tackle Terron Armstead all left the game after the successful opening drive. Brees was 4 of 6 for 68 yards and the touchdown.
Teddy Bridgewater replaced Brees and finished the half 15 of 26 for 143 yards.
Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan saw his first action of preseason and was on the field when cornerback Marshon Lattimore stripped Ty Montgomery of the ball on the Jets' opening possession. Lattimore recovered and the Saints cashed in with a 39-yard Wil Lutz field goal. Lutz added a 40-yarder in the second quarter.
The Jets scored on a 2-yard pass from quarterback Sam Darnold to Montgomery.
Penalties were an issue for the Saints as they had eight for 69 yards. The Jets had five for 55 yards.
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Game action photos from the New Orleans Saints at New York Jets 2019 NFL Preseason Week 3 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey