Cody Parkey’s field goal provided the game-winning points, and Drew Brees (34 of 48, 347 yards, 3 TDs) led the New Orleans Saints past the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The 531 passing yards were a career-high for Brees and represent the Jets’ most since passing for 580 in the 2013 season. Jets rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg tossed a 50-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson in the third quarter. New York’s defense contributed to the Jets’ three turnovers, two of which were negated by penalties.
The loss halted New York’s five-game winning streak and dropped the Jets to 4-2 on the season. The Saints, meanwhile, improved to 3-1.
Line: New Orleans 6, New York Jets 8
Brees enters the fourth quarter with a 343-yard, three-touchdown performance. Parkey’s 31-yard field goal takes the game into the final frame at 6-6.
Line: New Orleans 6, New York Jets 6
Brees leads the Saints on a 10-play, 72-yard drive with a 25-yard pass to Michael Thomas on fourth-and-9. Parkey’s 30-yard field goal puts New Orleans on top 6-3.
Line: New Orleans 3, New York Jets 3
New York’s three turnovers have cost the Jets 17 points. Malcom Butler picks off a deflected Brees pass and runs it into the end zone. Devin McCourty picks off a deflected Hackenberg pass and runs it into the end zone. The Jets get called for holding and Hackenberg is flagged for intentional grounding. The Saints add a 27-yard field goal for the touchdown.
Line: New Orleans 3, New York Jets 0
The Jets, led by a struggling Hackenberg, trail 3-0 with 6:46 left in the opening quarter.