NFL capsule: 49ers 3.5-point favorites vs. Jets

September 30, 2012, 1:29 am
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SAN FRANCISCO (2-1) At NEW YORK JETS (2-1)Sunday, 1 p.m., FOXOPENING LINE - 49ers by 3 12RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 2-1; New York 2-1SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 9-2AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 4 (tie); Jets No. 18LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Jets 24-14, Dec. 7, 2008LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Vikings 24-13; Jets beat Dolphins 23-20 OTSTREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers 5-1 all-time on road against Jets - but playing at MetLife Stadium for first time. ... San Francisco practiced all week at Youngstown State in eastern Ohio to avoid return trip to West Coast after playing at Minnesota last Sunday. 49ers did same thing last season after win in Cincinnati and then rallied from 20-0 deficit to stun Eagles 24-23 in Philadelphia. ... QB Alex Smith ranks third in NFL with 69.6 completion percentage. Franchise-record interception-free streak ended at 249 passes when Vikings rookie Josh Robinson picked him off with 2:18 left last Sunday. ... Vernon Davis, called best TE in NFL by Jets coach Rex Ryan, tied with Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller for most TD catches in league this season with four. ... RB Frank Gore broke Roger Craig's career record for most carries in team history last week. ... WR Randy Moss moved past Tim Brown into fourth place on NFL's all-time receiving list with 14,946 yards. ... 49ers lead league with 57.3 percent of first-down plays going for 4 or more yards. ... Defense has forced at least one turnover in eight straight games, dating to last season. ... 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was assistant on Ravens staff with Ryan from 2006-08, and offensive coordinator Greg Roman coached with Ryan from 2006-07. ... Since last December, 49ers have four turnovers, ranking second in NFL during that span. ... Game marks Ryan's first against an NFC West team since becoming Jets' coach in 2009. ... Jets playing first game since CB Darrelle Revis was lost for season with torn ligament in left knee, suffered at Miami. 2010 first-round pick Kyle Wilson will replace him. ... To help compensate for loss of Revis, Jets moving RB Joe McKnight to CB - position he hasn't played regularly since high school. ... Last Sunday's OT win marked 11th time in QB Mark Sanchez's career that he has led Jets to fourth-quarter comeback or OT victories - seven coming on road. ... WR Santonio Holmes had nine catches for 147 yards vs. Dolphins, first 100-yard re ceiving game since 2010. ... RG Brandon Moore leads NFL guards with 124 consecutive starts. ... Jets' secondary has produced all six of New York's takeaways, including S LaRon Landry's 18-yard INT return for TD last week. ... Jets have three sacks this season: two by LB Garrett McIntyre and one by NT Sione Po'uha, a former college teammate of 49ers' Smith at Utah.