49ers vs. Jets: A Prospector's Guide

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We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the 49ers Week 4 matchup with the New York Jets

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The 49ers travel to the Meadowlands to face the New York Jets this weekend. The teams are both 2-1, although I think we can qualify the Jets season as a bit more up and down through three weeks. The Jets pounded Buffalo to open the season, look abysmal in Pittsburgh and then squeaked out a Week 3 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Given the early nature of the season, Tim Tebow has not quite had an opportunity to wrest the starting QB job away from Sanchez. I think Sanchez retains the job all season, but it will be interesting to see how the QB situation develops.

More importantly, the Jets have to overcome the loss of Darrelle Revis. The star cornerback tore up his knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The physical capabilities are significant, but the mental edge he brought to that defense will be tough to replicate. This will be as big a storyline as anything on Sunday.

On to the background for this game...

The San Francisco 49ers travel to New York to square off against the Jets, capping of a 10-day road trip by the team. This marks San Francisco's first road game against the Jets since 2004 and their first game at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers hold the edge in the all-time series 9-2, including a 5-1 record on the road vs. the Jets.

Last week, the 49ers dropped to 2-1 after a 13-24 loss to the Minnesota Vi- kings. QB Alex Smith connected with TE Vernon Davis on a 1-yd touchdown pass, and LB NaVorro Bowman tied his career high with 17 tackles.

Coaching Connections

  • 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was on the Baltimore Ravens staff with Jets head coach Rex Ryan from 2006-08. 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman was also with the Ravens from 2006-07. Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine (2006-08), Jets defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman (2006-07), worked with Fangio and Roman on Baltimore's staff as well. Jets outside line-backers coach Mike Smith was a linebacker for the Ravens from 2005-07.
  • 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was the New Orleans Saints linebackers coach while Jets defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was a defensive lineman for the Saints, from 1992-93.
  • 49ers offensive line coach Mike Solari was on the 49ers staff in 1996 along with Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh.
  • 49ers offensive line coach Mike Solari was the 49ers tight ends/ assistant offensive line coach while Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn was a running back for the Niners from 1995-96.
  • 49ers assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson and Jets quarter- backs coach Matt Cavanaugh were teammates on the New York Giants from 1990-91. Greg Jackson also played with Jets defensive 
line coach Karl Dunbar at LSU from 1986-88.
  • 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst was on the Arizona Car
dinals coaching staff while Jets tight ends/assistant offensive line coach Mike Devlin was an offensive lineman for the Cardinals from 1996-98. Devlin later joined Chryst on the Cardinals coaching staff from 2001-03.
  • 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell was on the New York Jets staff with Jets assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bob Sutton, in addition to special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, tight ends/ assistant offensive line coach Mike Devlin, and Jets assistant spe- cial teams coach Ben Kotwica in 2007. Donatell was also on the Denver Broncos staff while Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn was a running back for the Broncos, from 1997-99.
  • 49ers linebackers coach Jim Leavitt coached at the University of Iowa in 1989 while Jets offensive line coach Mike Devlin was on the team.
  • 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was on the Scottish Clay- mores (NFLE) staff in 1999 along with Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Lal was also on the Oakland Raiders staff with 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman from 2007-08.

    • Jets-Nor Cal Connections
  • Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh was a QB for the 49ers 
from 1983-85. He returned to San Francisco to coach the 49ers 
quarterbacks in 1996.
  • Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn played running back for 
the 49ers in 1995-96.
  • Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal coached at the University of 
California from 2005-06.
  • Jets TE Konrad Reuland played for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh 
at Stanford and was a member of the 49ers practice squad in 2011.
  • Jets LB garrett Mcintyre is from South Lake Tahoe, CA, and attended Fresno State


49ers-New York/New Jersey Connections

  • 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Brad Seely was the Jets special teams coach in 1994.
  • 49ers offensive coordinator greg roman is from Ventnor N.J.
  • 49ers secondary coach ed Donatell held the same position with the New York Jets from 1990-94 and returned to the Jets as a special assistant in 2007.
  • 49ers quarterbacks coach geep Chryst attended and played linebacker at Princeton University from 1981-84.
  • 49ers assistant secondary coach greg jackson was a safety for the New York Giants from 1989-93.
  • 49ers senior offensive assistant Paul wulff was an offensive lineman for the New York Jets in 1990 and of the NFL World League's New York/New Jersey Knights in 1992.

49ers-New York/New Jersey Connections

  • 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Brad Seely was the Jets special teams coach in 1994.
 49ers offensive coordinator greg roman is from Ventnor N.J.
  • 49ers secondary coach ed Donatell held the same position with the New York Jets from 1990-94 and returned to the Jets as a special assistant in 2007.
  • 49ers quarterbacks coach geep Chryst attended and played linebacker at Princeton University from 1981-84.
  • 49ers assistant secondary coach greg jackson was a safety for the New York Giants from 1989-93.
  • 49ers senior offensive assistant Paul wulff was an offensive lineman for the New York Jets in 1990 and of the NFL World League's New York/New Jersey Knights in 1992.
  • 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin played for the New York Jets from 2002-05
  • 49ers T anthony Davis was born and raised in Piscataway, NJ, and attended Piscataway HS before starring collegiately at Rutgers.
  • 49ers CB tarell Brown was born in New York City, NY.

Collegiate Connections

• United Utes - 49ers QB alex Smith and Jets DT Sione Po'uha were teammates at Utah from 2002-03.

• Buckeye Brothers - 49ers S Donte Whitner played at Ohio State with Jets WR Santonio Holmes and C Nick Mangold from 2003-05. In addition, 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. was at Ohio State with Holmes and Mangold from 2004-05 and 49ers G/T Alex Boone was part of that group in 2005.

• The Swamp - 49ers DT ray McDonald and Jets QB tim tebow were part of the 2006 National Championship team at the University of Florida.

• Nittany Lions - 49ers LB naVorro Bowman and Jets LB aaron Maybin played football at Penn State from 2006-08.

• Wahoo Warriors - 49ers LB ahmad Brooks and Jets T D'Brickashaw Ferguson played together at the University of Vir- ginia from 2003-05.

• Michigan Men - 49ers WR Mario Manningham and Jets LB David harris wore the maize and blue at Michigan from 2005-06.

• Bayou Brothers - 49ers DT ricky jean Francois and Jets S Laron Landry were teammates at LSU from 2005-06.

• Illini Brothers - From 2008-09, 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins and Jets TE Jeff Cumberland were teammates at the University of Illinois.

Series Highlights
Matchups: 11
Series record: 49ers lead series 9-2
49ers away record vs. Jets: 49ers lead series 5-1
First Meeting: 11/28/71, 49ers win 24-21, at NY
Last Meeting: 12/7/08, 49ers win 24-14, at NY
Current Streak: Won 1
Longest 49ers win Streak: 5 (12/7/86 - 10/01/01)
Longest Jets win Streak: 1 - 2 times (10/30/83, 10/17/04)
Most 49ers Points: 36 (9/6/98): 36-30 (ot), at SF
Most Jets Points: 30 (9/6/98): 36-30 (ot), at SF
49ers Shutouts: None
Jets Shutouts: None

2012 Statistics

49ERS (rank) JETS (rank)
2-1 (t-2nd NFCW) Record 2-1 (t-1st AFCE)
23.3 (t-15th) Points per game 27.0 (11th)
335.3 (21st) Total Offense 330.3 (22nd)
141.0 (7th) Rushing Offense 98.7 (t-17th)
194.3 (24th) Passing Offense 231.7 (19th)
29:42 (t-19th) Possession Avg 28:36 (24th)
21.7 (t-11th) Points allowed/gm 25.0 (t-18th)
321.3 (11th) Total Defense 367.3 (21st)
91.0 (8th) Rushing Defense 148.7 (28th)
230.3 (13th) Passing Defense 218.7 (11th)
5 (t-22nd) Sacks 3 (t-28th)
46.5 (16th) Punting Avg (Gross) 46.4 (17th)
Even (t-14th) Turnover Differential +2 (t-9th)
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