[4:05 PM] Jets @ 49ers

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Jets (3-9)

@ San Francisco 49ers (1-11)


New York was embarrassed by Indianapolis 41-10 on Monday night, allowing its most points in a game since Week 8 of 2014.

Kaepernick completed just 1-of-5 passes for four yards in a 26-6 loss at a snowy Chicago last week for San Francisco, which ranks last in the NFL, allowing 30.8 points a game.

Following his benching after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards, an interception and a 30.2 rating, it seems like Fitzpatrick has played his last game for the Jets. Now, Bowles looks to save his job as New York, which still ranks fourth in the NFL defending the rush (90.3 yards a game), appeared to have quit defensively in last week’s nationally televised game. Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes and the Colts ran up 421 yards before taking their foot off the gas early in the second half. New York is also battling a slew of injuries as center Nick Mangold is gone for the season, tackle Breno Giacomini and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson missed practice time during the week and safety Calvin Pryor remains questionable with a concussion.

Kaepernick, who began the season on the bench, is 0-8 since replacing Blaine Gabbert and didn’t complete a pass until midway through the second quarter of last week’s disaster. But, coach Chip Kelly, whose father died earlier in the week, opted to give Kaepernick the starting job again as the 49ers, like the Jets, ponder their future plans at quarterback. After recovering from a shoulder injury, running back Carlos Hyde has been solid in averaging more than 4.5 yards per carry in each of the past three games. Hyde leads the NFL’s fourth-ranked rushing offense with 686 yards.

Jets RB Matt Forte (784 yards rushing, 8 total touchdowns) could be in for a big workday against the 49ers, who rank last in the NFL defending the rush allowing 169.3 yards a game.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Francisco 49ers

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick