As we hit the first quarter of the season, the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers will square off at 1 p.m. If you are heading to Met Life Stadium for the game, according to weather.com it will be partly cloudy with a high of 69 degrees. There’s a 20% chance of rain and the wind will be coming in from the northeast at seven miles per hour.
So who does the conditions favor?
The conditions, unless it rains, are a complete wash.
So, this would normally be the point in the program where I say that this should favor the Jets. But San Francisco is the probably the best team that the Jets will see outside of the evil empire in New England. Frank Gore and Vernon Davis offensively are complete monsters offensively and that defense is fully loaded.
The one thing that is going against San Francisco is the travel. The going theory is that when West Coast teams are traveling east for a 1 p.m. start time; the teams body clocks are thrown off so, the 49ers could start the game a bit on the rusty side.
When you look at it from a Jets perspective, no matter what, they’re going to have to be firing on all cylinders and be pretty much perfect. If the 49ers start off with a little bit of rust then the Jets need to take advantage of that. That means no stupid mistakes Mark Sanchez (left).
How will the Jets revamped defense hold up against Alex Smith and the 49er offense? That’s the big question that will be answered Sunday.