The San Francisco 49ers enter their week 14 matchup with a lot on the line. San Francisco must continue to lose so they can maintain their top two pick. Currently they are 1-11 and the New York Jets are 3-9. This is a very winnable matchup for the 49ers as the Jets are starting their backup quarterback and coming across the country on a short week. Will the 49ers get a unnecessary win and hurt their draft chances? Here are the predictions from the 49ers staff writers:
The one-win wonder San Francisco 49ers are set to battle the New York Jets Sunday afternoon in a matchup that will likely be difficult to watch. Colin Kaepernick will return to his starting role after being benched in Chicago last week, and he’ll need to perform a lot better to give the 49ers a chance to win. The Jets boast the fourth-best rush defense in the league, so Kaepernick should be looking to attack in the air. This will be a big game for the San Francisco offensive line, as they will have to protect Kaepernick from the likes of David Harris and Leonard Williams. Defensively, the 49er secondary will be put to the test against wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Although Marshall is having a mediocre season and will have to establish a connection with rookie quarterback Bryce Petty, the San Francisco defense hasn’t been covering the pass well all season. Once again, the 49ers are heading into a very winnable matchup. Considering their track record this season, however, it is unlikely they will be able to add to their wins column.
Jets 20 49ers 17
I think the San Francisco 49ers have two games left on their schedule where they will be favorited. One is in week 14 against the New York Jets and another is their final match up with the Los Angeles Rams. The week 14 matchup is winnable because the Jets have completely given up this season and their quarterback is worst then Kaepernick. Although San Francisco has lost 11 straight games, they have played hard in most of the games. If the 49ers hope to get better in the future, then hitting on high draft picks is a must. Unfortunately for people who are proponents of the team losing, I think the 49ers break the losing streak today and defeat the Jets.
49ers 27 Jets 17