Sunday's meeting between the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets is much more than a game. It's a battle between the brothers Ryan!
Since the two became NFL coaches, Rex (Jets head coach) and Rob Ryan (Saints defensive coordinator) have stood on opposing sidelines on four occasions. Rex leads the all-time count with a perfect 4-0 SU record and an almost-perfect 3-1 ATS mark in those four meetings. The Over/Under count is 3-0-1.
Here is a look at the four meetings:
In the first two meetings, Rex was defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens and Rob was defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.
2006: Ravens 28, Raiders 6 (Ravens -12.5)
2008: Ravens 29, Raiders 10 (Ravens -9)
The third meeting saw Rex as head coach of the Jets and Rob was defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.
2010: Jets 26, Browns 20 (Jets -3.5)
The fourth matchup had Rob as the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys.
2011: Jets 27, Cowboys 24 (Jets -6.5)
Sunday's meeting has the Saints as 6.5-point road faves at the Jets and the total is currently 45.5.