SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 13: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field with trainer Tim McAdams just before halftime of their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Santa Clara, California.
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The New York Jets are currently a 7-point home underdog to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.

The New York Jets are set to open their 2020 home slate this Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers come to town. It’ll mark a contest of two 0-1 teams carrying very different narratives.

The Jets enter the home-opener as 7-point underdogs to the reigning NFC champs, per Fanduel’s Sportsbook.

For the Jets, who were obliterated by the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, 27-17, everything looks bleak. Le’Veon Bell is expected to miss 1-2 weeks due to a bum hamstring, while Blake Cashman‘s groin also may keep him out a similar length.

The defending NFC champions dropped a heartbreaker to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 at home. Bettors might argue an angry team will head to New Jersey this weekend. They’ll need to be angry considering they’ll probably be without George Kittle and Deebo Samuel.

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Kittle sprained his knee in Week 1 and may not return to Week 4. (His official status for Week 2 is still unknown.) Samuel, on the other hand, was placed on IR prior to Week 1 and cannot return until Week 4.

One of the top narratives this week surrounds Sam Darnold‘s inept play in Orchard Park. Throwing for 216 yards with a touchdown and an interception on 21 of 35 passing, nothing worked for the USC product against a talented Bills defense. He constantly missed open receivers, especially early in the game.

Adam Gase is the other narrative, a man whose scheme and play-calling did not benefit Darnold early in this season.

Attempting to solve those issues against one of the best defenses in the NFL will be a tough ask for the New York Jets.


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