San Francisco and New York will both be looking to bounce back from season-opening losses when they take the field on Sunday afternoon. The 49ers are coming off a defeat to Arizona, while the Jets lost to Buffalo in its opener.
49ers coming off blown leadSan Francisco dealt with what many call the “curse of Super Bowl losers” in Week 1. The 49ers blew a 10-0 lead at home against Arizona, which means that teams coming off a Super Bowl loss are now 8-18 (6-16 ATS) in the last 22 such instances. San Francisco jumped out to that 10-0 lead in the first quarter, as Raheem Mostert caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo five minutes into the game. The Cardinals took the lead in the fourth quarter on a Kyler Murray touchdown run. San Francisco answered when Jerick McKinnon caught a five-yard score from Garoppolo with 8:38 left. Arizona scored the game-winning touchdown just over three minutes later.
Fell short in the season opener.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 14, 2020
Takeaways from #AZvsSF 👇
Garoppolo finished 19 of 33 for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Mostert was the leading rusher, carrying the ball 15 times for 56 yards. He was also the leading receiver, catching four passes for 95 yards and one touchdown. Tight end George Kittle caught four passes for 44 yards in the first half before going down with a knee injury. He returned in the second half, but was not targeted a single time down the stretch. Kittle is listed as ‘questionable’ for this week’s game. Defensive back Emmanuel Moseley led the defense with 15 total tackles. Fred Warner added 10 tackles and D.J. Jones notched a sack.
Jets unable to stay close with BuffaloNew York dug itself a huge hole to open its week one game against Buffalo. The Jets trailed 21-0 midway through the second quarter, but scored the next 10 points to make it a competitive game. Jamison Crowder caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Darnold to give his team 10 points. Buffalo kicked a couple of fourth quarter field goals before Josh Adams scored on a two-yard run to make it a 27-17 contest. The Jets only recorded 15 first downs, while allowing 31. Buffalo could have made the final score much worse than it was, as the Bills were just 3 of 8 in the red zone.
We've signed RB Kalen Ballage to the active roster.— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 15, 2020
Additionally, we've placed RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Denzel Mims and LB Blake Cashman on IR.
Darnold completed 21 of 35 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown, while also throwing one interception. He was sacked three times for a loss of 13 yards. Veteran running back Frank Gore led the rushing attack with six carries for 24 yards. Leveon Bell added six attempts for 14 yards, but the Jets did not run the ball much as they were playing from behind for most of the game. Bell injured his hamstring in the first half and will miss this game. Wide receiver Denzel Mims is also on the IR. Crowder was the top receiver, catching seven passes for 115 yards. Chris Herndon added six catches for 37 yards. The New York defense is without departed safety Jamal Adams and linebacker C.J. Moseley, who opted out of the season.
San Francisco is:
- 7-20-1 ATS in its last 28 games as a favorite
- 7-13 ATS in its last 20 September games
New York is:
- 4-2 ATS in its last six games as an underdog