Normally after a bad loss like one the New York Jets suffered last Sunday against the Bengals, a head coach will sit his team down to watch film and start fixing mental mistakes. Not Rex Ryan. Following the Jets’ 49-9 drubbing in the NFL Week 8, the Jets skipped their film session while preparing to host the New Orleans Saints today at 1pm EST / 10am PST on FOX. People will question Jets coach Ryan until the day he’s fired or retires, but his reasons for skipping the film session are likely the same reasons you’ll want to watch Saints vs Jets online free live streaming using one of several different methods. The Saints are fantastic.
Owners of a 6-1 record, the New Orleans Saints have rediscovered their stride this season now that head coach Sean Payton has returned. Quarterback Drew Brees is one reason, as he’s gone 183-271 for 2,290 yards and 19 touchdowns. Those figures have been good enough for the number-four slot in QBR through eight weeks. The result is a Saints passing game that’s ranked third in the NFL and an overall offense that’s ranked sixth in spite of only having a 25th-ranked rushing attack.
But the defense, which is what got Saints coach Payton suspended for a season to begin with, is no slouch either. The 12th-ranked Saints defense will go up today against a New York Jets offense that’s mustered only the 17th-rated offense behind rookie QB Geno Smith. Smith hasn’t been horrible this season, having gone 150-253 for 1,882 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he’s been plagued by inconsistency. That Achilles’ heel should provide plenty of opportunities for the Saints defense to go to work.
Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has instituted a game-changing defense for New Orleans, and his aggressive style has the Saints as true Super Bowl contenders. In addition, Cameron Jordan is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, while safety Kenny Vaccaro should be a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. Those are just two reasons why, when you watch Saints vs Jets online free live streaming or on FOX, you’ll see a Jets team that skipped its film session.
Quite simply, the Jets — particularly quarterback Geno Smith — needed all the on-field reps they could muster. There’s no way to overcome a beat-down like the one the Jets suffered last week against the still-hot Bengals like getting on the field to blow off some steam. That’s exactly what they did by skipping the film session. Geno Smith has been sacked 28 times so far this season, trailing only Miami’s Ryan Tannehill, and his 13 interceptions are the league’s third-highest total. So yeah, practice was key.
If you can’t catch the game live in FOX at 1pm EST / 10am PST, you can watch Saints vs Jets online free live streaming on DirecTV’s website. Doing so requires that you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package, which requires a subscription, but anyone who does can watch the live streaming version absolutely free. Today’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets has been picked by just about everyone to be a one-sided affair, but it’s still worth watching. With Geno Smith at the helm, you never quite know what to expect — or how the defense will respond.