Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets barely escaped with a win last weekend, but now return home for a three-game stretch against San Francisco, Houston and Indianapolis.
It sure wasn’t pretty in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, but a win’s a win.
The Jets needed a Nick Folk field goal in overtime to get the victory, with Rex Ryan’s team again struggling to find their feet offensively.
Mark Sanchez passed for over 300 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions and completed less than half of his pass attempts. His final rating was 58.2.
The running game (33 carries for 88 yards) was also a mess. The highlight of the offense was the play of Santonio Holmes (nine catches for 147 yards) and Jeremy Kerley, who had two grabs for 73 yards and a touchdown.
It was also a pretty good defensive effort from the Jets, who hassled Ryan Tannehill all game long. However, Darrelle Revis was lost to injury and there’s a good chance he could be lost for the rest of the season. That’s a horrific blow to the defense.
Nonetheless, MetLife Stadium was mighty kind to New York in Week 1 as they tore up the Buffalo Bills 48-28. There’s zero chance of that happening against the 49ers, who will be out for blood after getting upset by the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.
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It’s interesting to see New York as the underdog here, considering they’re at home and coming of a win, while San Francisco is on the road and reeling after a shock defeat.
That goes to show you that oddsmakers are really liking the 49ers to bounce back in this spot, but can the Jets spoil the party?