Week 2- San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets- Sunday, 9/20/20 @1:00 PM (Fox)
Going up against two playoff teams from their own division is a tough enough task for the Jets already, so why not add both Super Bowl participants to the schedule as well?
The San Francisco 49ers are coming off one of the most incredible turnarounds you will ever see in the NFL. In 2018, the team had the second overall in the draft after finishing 4-12. After the return of Jimmy Garoppolo and the drafting of Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel, the team turned in a 13-3 season. The 49ers answered every test thrown their way, including a road win in New Orleans, two wins against Seattle, and a thrashing of Green Bay.
In the offseason, the 49ers haven’t made any splashes.Then again, there is not a reason to mess with a 13 win team. They did lose Emmanuel Sanders to the Saints, but they brought in Travis Benjamin to replace him. Longtime left tackle Joe Staley retired, but the 49ers worked a deal with Washington to acquire Trent Williams. They also traded All-Pro defensive tackle Deforest Buckner to the Colts for a first-round pick, which became Javon Kinlaw.
This is another game where the New York Jets will have their hands full. The 49ers are fully expected to be a contending team in the NFC this year. It helps that the 49ers will be coming into MetLife, but it’s going to take more than Jet-lag to best the NFC Champs. The spotlight will be on Mekhi Becton against Nick Bosa.