Jets 26, Saints 20
In East Rutherford, Chris Ivory and the Jets defeated the Saints with a sound and steady run game and timely defensive stops. Ivory ripped off 139 yards and a score, averaging 7.7 yards per carry against the team that traded him for a fourth-round pick in April. While he didn't post gaudy stats, Geno Smith's heady play led the Jets to the win, and the young quarterback looked, at times, like a veteran. Jets head coach Rex Ryan remained undefeated in coaching contests against his brother, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.