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10-4, 1st in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LB Craig Robertson on getting a rematch against the Falcons just two weeks after a bitter 20-17 loss at Atlanta: “This game means a lot, more so because it's a division game, and more so because we haven't beat ‘em in my last three opportunities. So it's another opportunity for myself to get my first win against these guys since I've been a Saint. And it's just a good opportunity for this team to see where we're at.”

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Here are the latest FPI ratings, with a close three-team tier on top of the NFC. The Eagles, Saints and Vikings are all within .6 points per game of each other, and the Rams lurk just behind that group.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints (10-4) can clinch a playoff berth with one more win against either Atlanta in Week 16 or Tampa Bay in Week 17. To clinch the NFC South title next week, they would need to beat the Falcons and have the Panthers lose.

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Brees says turnovers killed rhythm (0:16)
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Payton not happy with offense despite win (0:20)
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Where the Saints sit in NFC playoff picture (1:51)
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Saints use star power to overcome Jets (0:51)
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Saints top Jets for 10th win of season (1:03)
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Ingram, Thomas lift Saints over Jets, 31-19

Mark Ingram ran for two touchdowns and gained 151 yards from scrimmage, including a late 50-yard TD run, and the New Orleans Saints overcame three turnovers to defeat the struggling New York Jets, 31-19 on Sunday.

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Ingram does the swim after 50-yard TD run (0:33)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton, not surprisingly, wasn't all that satisfied with the win over Jets: "Good to get the win. I didn't feel it was one of our better games. But overall we did what we needed to do."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore closes out the 31-19 win over the Jets with an interception as time expires -- and helps pad his Defensive Rookie of the Year candidacy in the process. It was ugly at times for the Saints, but they got enough big plays from their big-time players like WR Michael Thomas, RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, DE Cameron Jordan, Lattimore and QB Drew Brees to make it feel easy in the end.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

How's that for an exclamation point? After the Saints (barely) recovered the onside kick, Mark Ingram breaks loose for a 50-yard TD to raise New Orleans' lead to 12 points. And in the process, Ingram is now over 1,000 rushing yards for the second year in a row.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have allowed the Jets to make things somewhat interesting with a 32-yard PI call against safety Kenny Vaccaro and a 2-yard TD run by RB Eli McGuire. The Saints will need to survive an onside kick attempt as they try and protect a 24-19 lead with 1:51 remaining.

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Saints make INT celebration a team affair (0:37)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Thomas wasn't going to be denied all day. He finally caught a TD pass on a 4-yard slant after having two TDs overturned by inches on replay earlier in the game. And the TD drive was all Thomas (four catches for 50 yards as Drew Brees just started firing toward his go-to receiver and letting him fight for it). In the process, Thomas also became just the second WR in NFL history with 90-plus catches in each of his first two seasons, joining Odell Beckham Jr.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints keep doing everything they can to keep the Jets alive in the Superdome. WR Brandon Coleman coughed up his second fumble in consecutive drives after converting a third down inside the Jets' 20-yard line. New Orleans still leads 17-13 but is losing the turnover battle 3-1 early in the fourth quarter.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints have ruled G Larry Warford out of the game with a concussion, which he suffered late in the second quarter.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Michael Thomas has now had two TDs overturned by inches on replay review today -- this time a 32-yarder when officials ruled that he stepped on the back line of the end zone by a toe. Not only did it wipe six points off the board, but it wiped away a much-needed big play for New Orleans' offense, which has been sluggish since the second quarter.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

So much for the Saints tying up the turnover battle. They gave it right back to the Jets on a fumble by WR Brandon Coleman inside New York's 10-yard line and now trail the takeaway battle 2-1 while clinging to a 17-13 lead late in the third quarter. The Saints' offense has been so sluggish since the second quarter that some home fans have started booing after run stuffs and screen passes being swarmed.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are back in scoring position after a much-needed takeaway by the defense to even the turnover battle at 1-1. LB Craig Robertson reeled in an interception after CB Ken Crawley deflected a pass attempt by Jets QB Bryce Petty.

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.64th
Rushing Yards135.15th
Points For28.63rd
Points Against20.110th