NFL PREVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-1) AT NEW YORK JETS (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: RON TORBERT
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 10-3
STREAKS: 49ers have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/11/16: Jets 23 at 49ers 17 (OT)
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/30/12: 49ers 34, Jets 0
QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 259 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 103 rating in Week 1. Has 275+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 100+ rating. Is 1 of 5 QBs with 10 games of 100+ rating since 2019. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 151 scrimmage yards (95 receiving, 56 rushing) & TD catch last week. Has 9 scrimmage TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 7 & aims for his 8th in row with TD. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. RB JERICK MCKINNON had 6th career TD catch in Week 1. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 4 catches for 44 yards in Week 1. Has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Ranks 2nd among TE with 2,989 rec. yards since 2017 & 3rd among TE in receptions (220). WR KENDRICK BOURNE has 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 on road. • DL NICK BOSA had 2nd career FF in Week 1. DL DEE FORD has 3.5 sacks & FF in his past 4 on road. Is 1 of 6 players with 10+ FFs since 2017. DL D.J. JONES had 3rc career sack in Week 1. LB FRED WARNER had 10 tackles & PD in Week 1, his 11th career game with 10+ tackles. Has 4 PD in his past 4 on road. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 5 tackles & 2 INTs in his last game at NYJ (10/2/16 w/ Sea.). Has 3 INTs & FF in 2 career games vs. NYJ & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with INT. Leads active players with 35 career INTs. CB EMMANUEL MOSELEY had career-high 15 tackles last week, his 2nd career 10+ tackle game. S JAQUISKI TARTT had 4th-career INT in Week 1.
QB SAM DARNOLD completed 21 of 35 passes (60 pct.) for 215 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has 1,202 pass yards (300.5 per game) & 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 117 rating in his past 4 vs. NFC. Has 8 TDs (6 pass, 2 rush) vs. INT for 101.2 rating in his past 4 at home. • RB FRANK GORE had 86 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 38 rec.) in only career game vs. SF (10/8/17 with Ind.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with 80+ scrimmage yards. Ranks 3rd in NFL history with 15,371 career rush yards & 4th with 19,267 career scrimmage yards. Had 13,956 scrimmage yards & 75 TDs in 10 seasons with SF (2005-14). • WR JAMISON CROWDER led team with 7 catches for 115 yards last week, his 7th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 5+ catches, 75+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN has 5+ catches, 110+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. TE CHRIS HERNDON had 6 catches for 37 yards in Week 1. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. • S MARCUS MAYE set career highs in tackles (10) & sacks (2) & had 2 PD & FF last week. Only DB in NFL with sack & FF in Week 1. Had 6 PD in 8 home games last season. S BRADLEY MCDOUGALD had 6 tackles, FR & PD last week in NYJ debut. CB BRIAN POOLE had 9 tackles, sack & PD last week. CB BLESSUAN AUSTIN had 8 tackles, TFL & FF in Week 1. Has 2 PD & FF in 2 career games vs. NFC. LB NEVILLE HEWITT had 7 tackles & PD last week.
San Francisco is 10-3 all-time against the Jets, including a 6-1 record on the road. The Jets won the most-recent meeting in 2016 in San Francisco, 23-17, prevailing in overtime after an 11-point fourth-quarter comeback.
The 49ers blew an early 10-point lead in falling to Arizona at home last week, 24-20. San Francisco’s 180 rushing yards allowed were its most in a game since Week 7 of the 2017 season against Dallas (265 yards).
The Jets managed just 254 total yards in their 27-17 Week 1 loss to the Bills, with 52 coming on the ground. In 2019 they ranked last in the NFL in total yards per game (273.0) and next-to-last in rushing (78.6; Dolphins, 72.3).
Sam Darnold is 4-3 in seven career starts against NFC teams, with 14 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 95.7 passer rating. In 20 starts versus AFC opponents, Darnold is 7-13 with 23 TD, 23 interceptions and a 76.0 rating.
Raheem Mostert had a career-long 76-yard reception for a touchdown in last week’s loss to Arizona, his seventh straight regular season game with a touchdown. That’s the longest active streak in the NFL, and the longest by a 49er since Terrell Owens scored in eight straight games in 1998.
After converting 45.0 percent of their third downs last season (fifth best in NFL), the 49ers were just 2-for-11 on third down against Arizona. That was tied for the worst third-down performance in Week 1, with Chicago.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 132 (SF), 94 (NYJ) | XM: 385 (SF), 230 (NYJ)