First half thoughts
Well, the third 4:00 game of the year, and the third time the Jets come out flat. A 14-7 halftime deficit certainly isn't too large, but the 49ers get the ball first in the second half, and it doesn't appear like they can stop this 49ers. San Francisco is spreading the ball out and throwing all over the Jets. San Francisco is 5-7 on third down and 1-1 on fourth down, and Shaun Hill has 169 yards.
The two keys I mentioned have been irrelevant. The Jets have won the turnover battle (and San Francisco fumbled three other times that they were able to recover), and they even recovered a San Francisco failed onsides kick to open the game, but they have only been able to have one drive produce anything.
The defense is the issue. The pass rush got to Hill once, but the next two plays he had all day to throw. The 49ers throw the ball down the field, and their receivers are talented enough to make plays against a secondary if they have enough time to run around.
The Jets need to find a way to generate some pressure and get some stops on 3rd down. I don't understand why they don't jam the receivers within five yards to try to disrupt the 49ers rhythm.
To win this game, they need to stop San Francisco on their first drive and set the tone. If they can do that and come back and score, they will get confidence and take away momentum. The 49ers are far too comfortable right now, and the Jets are lucky to only be down by seven.