Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said last week he and his twin brother, Jets head coach Rex Ryan, need to do better in that category.
"Right now, man, nobody's doing worse than the Ryan brothers," Rob Ryan told NOLA.com's Katherine Terrell before the Saints' game against the Cowboys. "We might say we are two of the best coaches, and I believe that, and I know that. We're doing everything we can to do it, but we have to do more."
This weekend, Rex Ryan's Jets lost to the Lions 24-17, while Rob Ryan and the Saints fell to the Cowboys 38-17.
Both the Saints and the Jets have a minus-six turnover ratio through four games. Jets quarterback Geno Smith has thrown five interceptions. Saints quarterback Drew Brees has thrown three. Neither team has intercepted a pass this season.
The Saints have recovered one fumble, and the Jets have recovered two.
Aside from an inability to force turnovers, the Jets defense has played well this season. The Jets are ranked fourth in total defense, allowing just an average of 291.2 yards-per-game. The Saints' defense, on the other hand, are ranked 29th in total defense. The team's defensive unit has given up an average of 396.0 yards-per-game.
Both the Jets and Saints have started the season 1-3. The Jets play the San Diego Chargers on the road on Sunday. The Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Sarah Barshop