The San Francisco 49ers will travel to New York to square off against the Jets Sunday at 1PM on FOX. The 2-1 Jets will host the 2-1 49ers at NY’s Metlife Stadium for what should be a very competitive game. Both teams are very similar in style with average QB’s, big running backs, and strong defenses. The 9ers come into the game after a tough loss on the road in Minnesota last week. New York was able to squeak out a win in overtime against the Dolphins.
The similarities in these two teams are certainly found in the offensive numbers so far this season, as only 5 yards separate the two in total yards per game (49ers 335, Jets 300). The Jets have been able to get nearly 40 yards more through the air than San Francisco while the 49ers have averaged more than 40 yards on the ground in comparison to the Jets. The Jets have produced more points this year and have scored an average of 27 points a game compared to the 9ers 23.3.
Defensively the teams are only within yards of one another as well and both give up less than 25 points a game. The Jets, however, can bet on seeing their numbers rise as they will be without Darrell Revis for the remainder of the year after a knee injury last Sunday. This will certainly make life harder on the Jets who have relied on Revis to shut down half of the field while using his skill to send a multitude of blitzes. Sunday may highlight just how valuable Revis is to this team.
PREDICTION: SF 27 NY 20