Did you know these facts and connections for our fifth home game of the season against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at MetLife Stadium?
■ We trail the Saints all-time, 6-5, with our last win in the series coming by 16-9 in 2001 in the Louisiana Superdome and our last home win coming by 28-23 in 1986.
■ Jets head coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob, the Saints defensive coordinator, have met four times as pro coaches, with Rex's teams leading Rob's teams, 4-0.
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■ New Orleans WRs coach Henry Ellard was our wide receivers coach under Rex Ryan for three seasons, from 2009-11.
■ LB Jonathan Vilma, currently on the Saints' Injured Reserve–Designated for Return list, was the 12th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami by the Jets.
■ Nick Toon, the Saints' 1st-year WR, is the son of Al Toon, Jets Ring of Honor member who set the franchise single-season record with 93 receptions in 1988.
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■ DE John Abraham tied our franchise single-game record with 4 sacks, all against Saints QB Aaron Brooks in the 2001 Sunday night win in the Superdome.
■ We have scored on 16 of our 17 red zone drives this season, a 94.1% success rate that is third-best in the NFL.
■ Karl Dunbar, our defensive line coach, starred at LSU and played in 13 games with one start for the Saints in his first NFL season of 1993.
■ Muhammad Wilkerson's interception at Cincinnati last week was the first by a Jets defensive lineman since Shane Burton vs. Kansas City in 2001.
■ For the first time since 1991, the Jets this week are ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game. We also lead the league in yards allowed per carry.
■ Al Toon had a career-high 3 touchdown receptions in our 28-23 win over New Orleans in the Meadowlands in 1986.
■ Bobby Howfield's 6th field goal of the game, a walkoff 42-yarder, lifted us over the Saints, 18-17, at Shea Stadium in the teams' first meeting on Dec. 3, 1972.
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