We saw two brothers go head-to-head in the Super Bowl last year but while the Harbaugh’s are the golden brothers of the NFL, the Ryan twins are the ugly step-sisters. Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets, is going to have to figure out the defense of the New Orleans Saints if he wants to get his team’s season back on track which means he needs to beat twin brother Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator for the Saints.
It’s not the prestigious matchup we saw in the Super Bowl but there’s more NFL history with the Ryan twins then there was with the Harbaugh brothers. Rob and Rex Ryan were both defensive coordinators before getting their big breaks — Rob has yet to get his as head coach — and both share Buddy Ryan as a father.
Buddy Ryan was the defensive coordinator of the 1985 Chicago Bears, one of the best defenses in NFL history, and later coached the Philadelphia Eagles which means that family knows football. The brothers will need to know each other’s style of football though as only one can emerge victorious and odds are that’ brother is Rob.
Date: Sunday, November 3rd
Start Time: 1:00pm ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Channel: FOX
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