Former Saint Ivory leads in Jets' win over Saints

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) is tackled by New York Jets' Antonio Cromartie (31) in the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) is tackled by New York Jets' Antonio Cromartie (31) in the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Running with a purpose and a passion fueled by the Saints trade of him earlier this year, New York Jets running back Chris Ivory ran all over his former team on Sunday.

Ivory rushed for 139 yards and one touchdown to lead the Jets to a 26-20 victory against the Saints.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw touchdown passes of 51 and 10 yards in the first half to give New Orleans a 14-6 lead in the second quarter.

But former Saints running back Chris Ivory had a 3-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-13 with 2:39 left in the first half.

The Jets finished the first-half scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Geno Smith to take a 20-13 lead with 37 seconds left in the second quarter.

Nick Folk hit a 48-yard field goal to give New York a 23-14 lead in the third quarter.

But the Saints cut the lead to 23-16 before the quarter ended when Garrett Hartley hit a 55-yard field goal.

Folk added another field goal, his fourth of the game, when he blasted a 48-yard kick ot make the score 26-17 with 11:56 left.

Hartley hit a 43-yard yard field goal to make the score 26-20 with 3:06 left.