1. The New York Jets have been struggling. The 49ers will take advantage of the early mismatch.
It’s difficult to take the New York Jets seriously. Since 2011, they’ve had one season with more than 10 wins, two seasons with an 8-8 record, and the rest of the time bouncing between five to seven victories.
They’ve struggled to try to find a quarterback who can be consistent. Yes, they have third-year player Sam Darnold who has shown he can be an alright quarterback, however, you need more than just alright.
Let’s also not forget the bad luck he received when he was diagnosed with mononucleosis last season. He missed three games and finished the season with a 7-6 record.
The 49ers defensive line will feast heavily on the youngster if he’s starting in Week 2. Defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead will easily make their way through the Jets offensive line. The Jets allowed 33 sacks on Darnold alone. Armstead had 10 sacks all year.
New York’s offense finished the season 31st in points and was at the bottom of the barrel for total yards. Unfortunately for former 49ers running back Frank Gore, the reunion will not go as he planned.
Baring a Broadway-style miracle, the lights will be out in Times Square before the second half begins.