After a defeat to the Minnesota Vikings, the San Francisco 49ers will look to bounce back versus the New York Jets. I have three three keys to success for the Niners if they expect to leave New York with a victory.
This is what the Niners are known for……controlling time of possession. The Vikings flipped the script on the Niners as they were the ones to keep the ball for the majority of the game. Ball control will be vital for the Niners, when they have had the ball they have done a great job in mixing up the play call and keeping the defense off balance.
On defense the Niners must stop the Jets on third and longs, something they were not able to do against the Vikings. If the defense does their job, the offense will have more chances to control the clock.
CB Darrelle Revis
Revis is out for the season……not much else to say. The lost of arguably the best cornerback in the league is a huge blow for that Jets defense that is highly dependent on Revis. I believe the Jets will struggle without Revis and expect the Niners to test the secondary. I predict that WR Randy Moss will catch his first bomb for a touchdown.
RB Frank Gore
Gore has been playing great thus far this season, a big reason being that the Niners have been using the passing game to open up the running game. Also the offensive line has played terrific and has open gaping holes for Gore to run through. With a healthy dose of Gore the Niners will be able to set play action and take advantage of the Revis less secondary.
Frank Is looking to have a bounce back game after having a subpar game last week and also having a costly fumble. If Frank is running wild on the Jets defense, then expect the offense to have a big day in New York.
I like the match up against the Jets. Looks like it might be a defensive struggle for the most part of the game. Eventually I see the Niners winning the game 19-9 and going back home with a 3-1 record. GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!