The 49ers are a terrible matchup for us, just like the Steelers and the Ravens. They do what we talk about doing. Unless the defense plays truly lights out and forces a few turnovers I don't see how we win. I'd be stunned of we actually did anything on offense.
Did you watch their pass defense against the fairly ordinary Christian Ponder last week? I thought exactly what you posted here (based on listening to media "experts" ) until I watched Ponder and especially their mediocre TE wide open short all game.
I think they will stop the run effectively but IF the OL gives Sanchez any time and especially if they move the pocket as the Vikings did, the Jets should have scoring ops on offense.
I voted no. I've got us getting blown out in Badniss' thread.
Our only chance stems from the West Coat team flying east for a 1PM/10AM game.
The 49ers had two of these games last year: @Philadelphia and @Washington
They beat the Eagles 24-23 and beat the Redskins 19-11. The Eagles did gain 513 yards of offense in their game, but they turned the ball over 3 times. The Redskins managed 303 yards, the 2nd best total of the short-lived John Beck era. The Redskins also turned the ball over 3 times.
Our best case scenario is a close, ugly game in which Sanchez puts together a drive at the end of the game. This has inspired me to start a new thread though.
After I defended the Jets ugly road win last week, a couple of the forum members wanted to bet me on this weeks game lol. Being objective, I guess I can see why some would pick SF, but I wouldn't. It's hard to win on the road in the NFL and Alex Smith isn't Big Ben or Tom Brady. I think this week will be a lot like Patriots vs Jets 2009. Jets win Sunday, Defense dominates.