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NEW ORLEANS (6-1) at NEW YORK JETS (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 5-2, New York 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 6-5

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Jets 24-10, Oct. 4, 2009

LAST WEEK - Saints beat Bills 35-17; Jets lost to Bengals 49-9

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 4, Jets No. 17

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (25), PASS (3)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (20), PASS (9t)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (13), PASS (22)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (1), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Showdown between twin brothers Rex (Jets coach) and Rob Ryan (Saints' defensive coordinator). Including college teams they've coached on, Rex holds 6-3 advantage, with two of those wins as Jets coach. ... Seven of 11 meetings between Saints and Jets have been decided by seven points or less. ... Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 332 yards and five TDs in win over Bills. Had 146.1 QB rating, and Saints are 10-0 when rating is 140 or higher. His 35,861 yards passing and 263 TDs since joining Saints in 2006 lead NFL during that span. ... TE Jimmy Graham, despite foot injury, had two TD catches last week, giving him team-leading eight. ... Rookie WR Kenny Stills had three catches for career-high 129 yards and two TDs last week. ... WR Marques Colston has 7,736 yards receiving and needs 119 to pass Eric Martin for most in franchise history. ... Darren Sproles' 36 receptions are tied with Kansas City's Jamaal Charles for second most among NFL RBs, four behind San Diego's Danny Woodhead. Pierre Thomas ranks fifth with 32 catches. ... DE Cameron Jordan has six sacks in last six games. ... LB Jonathan Vilma, first-round pick of Jets in 2004, was on Saints' short-term IR list after knee surgery in August and could make season debut Sunday. ... Jets trying to avoid first losing streak of season. ... Rookie QB Geno Smith 2-0 vs. NFC teams (Tampa Bay and Atlanta), going 40 of 58 for 455 yards with four TDs, one INT and 108 rating. Smith is only player since 1970 merger with four winning drives in fourth quarter or OT in first seven career games. ... RB Chris Ivory spent first three NFL seasons with Saints before being traded to Jets in offseason. ... WR David Nelson has 12 catches for 160 yards in last two games. ... Jets have allowed fewest yards rushing per game with 77.9, and lead league with opponents' 3.1 rushing average and just 12 runs of 10 yards or more. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson has sack in four straight games. ... K Nick Folk has made all 19 FG attempts.

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