Jets rally to extend 49ers losing streak to 12 games

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The 49ers threatened to end their losing streak on Sunday afternoon against the Jets, but the threat turned out to be an idle one.

The Jets fell behind 14-0 and 17-3 in the first half of the game, but scored the final 20 points of the contest. The end came when Bilal Powell busted through the line and sprinted 19 yards for a touchdown a little more than six minutes into overtime for a 23-17 Jets win.

Jets kicker Nick Folk sent the game to the extra period by connecting from 50 yards with 38 seconds left in the game. That capped the third scoring drive in four possessions for the Jets, who played with more effort and executed better than they did against the Colts last Monday night. That wasn’t difficult given the zombie stumbling that went on in that loss, but the bad start seemed to suggest things were headed the same way.

Bryce Petty was intercepted on his first throw of the day, but went 23-of-34 for 257 yards from there as he experienced winning in the NFL as a starting quarterback for the first time. He also scored a crucial two-point conversion in the fourth quarter with a strong run that saw him bounce off a couple of tackles on his way into the end zone.

Powell ran 29 times for 145 yards with Matt Forte knocked out early by a knee injury. That couldn’t match Carlos Hyde’s 17 carries for 193 yards, which will come with a side order of wondering about why he got just 17 carries on a day when the offense managed just 171 other yards.

Colin Kaepernick was 15-of-26 for 133 yards, although most of that came in the first half as he completed four passes for 17 yards after the break. That turnaround and the Jets’ ability to move the ball added up to a 12th straight loss for the Niners.

27 responses to “Jets rally to extend 49ers losing streak to 12 games

  1. Man, that was close. Almost ruined our draft position.
    Only 3more losses to go

    On a serious not. Any fellow 9ER fan rooting for wins at this point is a lunatic

    This team needs the best pick possible to TRY and secure the best talent available. Wins are not needed at this point

  2. The weird part is that several times this season the 9ers start out fast and seem to have a lot going on, only to collapse in ridiculous fashion. I suspect the coaches only have a few ideas and then start recycling them over and over again as the game goes on.

  3. It’s the 49ers their D is suspect but that Petty kid showed metal, he got better as the game went on and the game seemed to slow down for him. Down two offensive lineman with the 49ers sending multiple blitz looks his way with virtually no help from Marshall on the road, in his first start, impressive. I would like to see what he does in Miami but Petty is close to making me a believer and the team seems to love him.

  4. Browns will need to go winless to get the #1 pick. If they both end 1-15, San Fran gets it.

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    Go Browns!

  5. Faithful49er707- that’s why krapernick is starting. The niners know he’s awful and he’ll get us a high draft pick by continuing to play horrible and continuing our worst losing streak in niners history. Gabbert is a much better qb and would’ve gotten us at least 5 wins this year including this game. But the niners are smart and are looking towards the future.

  6. Officials once more show why they are sooooooooooo mistrusted. Any win is good if against Krapernick.

  7. faithful49er707 says:
    Dec 11, 2016 7:44 PM
    Man, that was close. Almost ruined our draft position.
    Only 3more losses to go

    On a serious not. Any fellow 9ER fan rooting for wins at this point is a lunatic

    This team needs the best pick possible to TRY and secure the best talent available. Wins are not needed at this point
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    I agree with you in principle. But who is picking the players?

  8. Man, that was close. Almost ruined our draft position.
    Only 3more losses to go

    On a serious not. Any fellow 9ER fan rooting for wins at this point is a lunatic

    This team needs the best pick possible to TRY and secure the best talent available. Wins are not needed at this point

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    Sometimes it’s worth tanking because it can be the difference between drafting Peyton Manning / Andrew Luck or Ryan Leaf / Robert Griffin III or, but then there’s other years when you’re between Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer. Even in 2013, the first few picks were terrible.

    It’s all about scouting

  9. Whew… That was close… I just read today that Baalke is likely out. And the next GM would determine the next coach. Mike Shananan and Kyle are on a train straight to Santa Clara….

  10. @grogans

    Very true

    Just hoping 3more losses will leave York with no option other then to axe Baalke.

    Then probably Kelly’s buddy Tom Gamble gets the nod and will all have to see what he does.

    It’s hard to blame Kelly on this season when the roster is horrible.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Jim O’neil getting the boot either.

  11. faithful49er707 says:
    Dec 11, 2016 7:44 PM
    Man, that was close. Almost ruined our draft position.
    Only 3more losses to go

    On a serious not. Any fellow 9ER fan rooting for wins at this point is a lunatic

    This team needs the best pick possible to TRY and secure the best talent available. Wins are not needed at this point
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    Spoken like a true Santa Clara 49er fan. You always play to win. That is a loser attitude and loser mentality. A pick at #2 or #10 will not make this team 10 games better.

  12. Baalke must be fired. Not only has he whiffed on so many picks – every GM whiffs on picks. He has whiffed on the most picks of all the GM’s. He should have been fired for AJ Jenkins, alone. He should have been fired, again, for Lattimore. He should have been fired for the 16 ACL’s that he’s drafted.

    FIRE BAALKE.

    On a comical note, the stands were empty and it was hilarious. Oh, and I took the Jets +4 when they were down by 14 and came up on some cash.

  13. These are not the 49ers. They are the Santa Clara Yorks. The uniforms look similar but other than that this team is completely different: different owners, different stadium, corporate fans.

  14. I believe this team is worse than the Browns.
    The coaches have no answers to anything that
    happens in the second half.
    They can’t make any adjustments to win.
    The whole front office & coaching staff needs to be axed.

    But I know that the yorks will screw it up.

  15. Chips smart.

    Dawson was 6/6 from 40-49 until today where he went 1/3 kept the Jets in the game.

    Quietly working towards a good draft position, cut bait on Kap.

    The football sucked this year but next year will be better, and 2018 we should be competitive.

  16. Guaranteed to happen
    Baalke keeps his job
    We get the second pick in the draft
    We trade down and draft a safety
    Kelly continues to call 6 plays a game

  17. Kelly & Kap both are disasters and won’t be in the NFL next year. Both teams played hard and played to win. Whoever drafted D. Buckner deserves kudos on that pick, kids a baller. The game was a battle of attrition as injuries continued to take their toll on both teams. These are my two favorite NFL franchises and it hurts to see both having bad years in the same season. It rarely happens, usually one is competing for a playoff spot this time of the year ( if not both ). I know both teams have serious coaching flaws that must be fixed. Otherwise it won’t matter who is drafted or how much talent is on the rosters. 2017 will be better and 2018 should see both teams being competitive once again.

  18. It’s time for Denise DeBartolo York, and Dr. John York to start winning or sell the team.. We can endlessly go on and on about Jed, Baalke, the coach, the QB, Paraag, etc. But winning organizations begin at the top. When the 49ers were winning super bowls they did it with two different coaches, two different QBs, and they kept replenishing their roster with good players for two decades. The one constant was Eddie DeBartolo. As long as we keep blaming everyone but the owners, there won’t be any pressure on them to win or sell the team. We’re making losing too comfortable for them.

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