Jets 23, 49ers 17

The Good: Sorry, we got nothing for you here. Zip, nada, zilch, nope, fuggeddabouddit.

The Bad: Twelve straight losses, the 2016 49ers continue their march into the franchise history books. And they aren’t done yet.

The Weird: The team has held the lead in 9 of their 12 losses. They held the lead in this game against the Jets until the final 38 seconds of regulation.

This was your basic come-from-ahead beat down. As is their pattern, the Niners roared out of the gate and with six minutes left in the first half they held a commanding 17-3 lead. And that was it. All downhill from there. Not a single point for the rest of the game and the overtime period. A mere 44 yards of offense in the second half.

Blaine Gabbert‘s backup had a typical game, too. Completed his first seven passes, probably the plays they practiced during the week, then fetaled up and went 4 out of his next 11 on his way to 15-26 and a tiny 133 yards. He had 116 at that six minute mark of the second quarter. You do the math.

Carlos Hyde had a great game, most of it in that early period, ripping off gigantic chunks of yards as the Jets played matador and looked like they didn’t give a rat’s ass about winning this game. Six carries, 123 yards. Ridiculous numbers. Even his next eleven carries averaged 6.3 yards per on his way to 193 on the day. You’d think Chip Kelly would run him all game, thirty carries or so. Naw. Too sensible. 17 carries would have to suffice since he needed to see more of the backup throwing wild passes and stinking it up for the eighth consecutive game.

Even with that 17-3 second quarter lead, though, the TOP was getting top heavy for the mostly ineffective Jets. By the end of the game, the defense was predictably gassed and folding. TOP after Jets backup RB Bilal Powel rumbled 19 yards for the winning TD in overtime was 42 minutes for the Jets, 24.5 for the Niners.

The Niners’ QB was completely outplayed by Bryce Petty, a guy making his first NFL start, throwing an INT to start the game, playing behind an offensive line so bad it gave up 6 sacks to the previously toothless 49er pass rush, and yet Petty threw for twice as many yards as our bobblehead QB, who only had to weather two sacks. 257 yards to 133.

Still, since we’re doing a reverse rooting technique this year, hoping the shame piles as high as possible upon Jed York and the entire 49er FO, wow, what a game. I still had an ounce of gullibility I guess, because it seemed early on that the Niners would win this game handily and I bought reluctantly into that inevitability. The Jets just looked awful. And not having written a WIN column for so long, I was struggling with how you actually scribble those things. Not to worry, though, the 2016 49ers came through in the end, providing perhaps the most thrilling loss of the entire season.

Why stop now? C’mon Niners, go for 15 straight. You can do it. Oh yes you can.

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67 comments on “Jets 23, 49ers 17
  1. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From previous post, like the phraseology of grump. The Sam Peckinpaugh movie “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” had a hot Latina actress and good 70’s fare. Probably one of the first movie roles in a bit rape scene for Kris Kristofferson.

    Good movie.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Out of all the years we had to stink, outdone by the Brownies. JAX has easier games so if Kap doesn’t eff up it is #2 for next April.

    Happy days will be here again, maybe. Thank god we pulled out a loss. Still, incompetence or non-obvious tanking?

  3. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice recap. Bakkentom may ‘win’ by being closest to the possible 1-15 mark. Ironic.

    Reverse rooting technique sez we lose next week too. Kap has reached the end of his rope. So likely he will return? Is Kelly really this bad?

    “Root or laugh, your choice”

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “In the 55 regular-season games Colin Kaepernick has started, the 49ers now have a record of 27-28.”

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers are on pace to allow 493 points this season — most in franchise history.”

    Go for it, guys!

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Marcus Martin as C if Kilgore out. Falcons put up 42 against Ram’s D without Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This Rams offense whas the worst thing I’ve ever seen
    But our defense needed this to grow and realize what they鈥檙e capable of. Its kind of like when antibodies get exposed to a weakend virus in a vaccine. Or a T-rex bringing home injured prey for its young to learn to kill

    Posted by j-playz on Dec 12, 2016 | 10:03 AM

    From Falcoholics, so we are injured kill about to be eaten. Will Kap be healthy next Monday?

  8. robNo Gravatar says:

    Look on the bright side. We have a top three pick and an obscene amount of cap room for next season. Rumor mill has us talking to Mike Shanahan to run things

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    Good idea IMO

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, we had a top ten pick and obscene amount of cap space last year, too.

  11. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No Shanahan Shenanigans! Neither the older nor the younger, not!

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rams just dumped Fisher, but he’s better than our guy.

  13. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Per LA media = Fisher out as Rams HC. Took long enough.

    But they will still beat us in 2 weeks

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad for Fisher. One more loss and he would have had the record for most losses by an HC. Has to settle for a tie with Shula now. He’s done as an HC.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kelly next please

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What is the opposition research on Shanahan? Personnel conflicts?

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fisher lost good players last year. Here we blame Baalke and give Kelly a pass for it.

    Not that he didn’t earn his firing with his W/L record, which would have been a cause for celebration of Kelly the offensive genius here.

    Fans is funny that way.

  18. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Rumor going around that Harbaugh is being considered for the Rams. Oh hell yes, please! I’d immediately become a Rams fan and would love nothing more than watching Harbaugh kick the shit out of Jed Yorks’ team twice a year. That would be glorious. Doubt Harbaugh leaves Michigan, but what a thought!

    And Jeff Fisher? Terrible coach. How that guy stayed as an NFL head coach that long is beyond me.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I see Vance McDonald is celebrating his new contract extension by doing what he always does – getting hurt. Niners put him on IR today.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fisher is mostly a scapegoat for a FO as bad as ours and players who quit giving a shit. A lot of actual football coaches think highly of him as a coach, some of whom have even hired him.

    Just look at his record in TEN if it’s W/L you use for who’s good and bad. He’ll coach again if he wants to. And the troops still miss him at Fort Campbell.

    It would be a real coup if the Rams could hire Harbaugh to play in the NFC West again. It would be exactly what Jed/Trent deserve. But I don’t think the Rams are that smart and I don’t think Harbaugh is ready to leave Michigan.

    At least super fly Eric Dickerson knows where to get his ass kissed again. What a pile of shit that guy shovels nowadays.

    Still glad not to be a Rams fan.

  21. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You almost have to IR the guy if he can’t be ready for a week or two. It’s not like we’ve got a post season to worry about.

    They should have IR’d the disabled guy they keep putting behind center. Something’s seriously wrong with his throwing shoulder and he’s obviously chronically concussed.

  22. robNo Gravatar says:

    I have an idea. Blame everybody until we win. After all you know better than that

  23. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – Fisher sucks. The most important job of the NFL head coach is to change the culture and get guys to “buy in.” You offer that the Rams had a bad front office and players quit. Hogwash. Harbaugh had York and Baalke and the players loved playing for him. Harbaugh took York and Baalke to the Super Bowl. The Rams quit because Jeff Fisher is a shitty head coach. And who cares if other head coaches like him or admire him. Look at his win / loss totals overall. He’s a chump. Deserved to be fired years ago. Same with the Ryan brothers.

  24. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – Fisher sucks. The most important job of the NFL head coach is to change the culture and get guys to “buy in.” You offer that the Rams had a bad front office and players quit. Hogwash. Harbaugh had York and Baalke and the players loved playing for him. Harbaugh took York and Baalke to the Super Bowl. The Rams quit because Jeff Fisher is a bad head coach. And who cares if other head coaches like him or admire him. Look at his win / loss totals overall. He’s a chump. Deserved to be fired years ago. Same with the Ryan brothers.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Just nuke it. You have to be sure. Paraphrasing Sigourney Weaver in Aliens and Lowell Cohn on the niners.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chip Kelly should be fired for making this comment today

    Team is not motivated and going through the motions with minimum effort. Niners are currently a 13 point underdog to ATL

    The Chipster better know that 12 losses in a row is crap and yes the team is not being to the woodshed but they are taken to the crapping outhose every week and that’s not acceptable.

    Kelly needs to go.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    On Skeebs 2016 Prognostications list I was the first red scratch. I am #1. The rest of you are sniffers.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    To the woodshed or woodchipper?

  29. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If, as looks likely, we go 1-15 then you Bakkentom will have the closest call on the season record- even tho you were crossed off first. Myself I expect to go next game to be joined with the remaining prognosticators soon enough. I love the irony of this

  30. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Berman at BASG debunks the idea Jed will be fired along with Kelly with Shanahans coming in as GM and HC = not going to happen.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, I appreciate the feedback from the last thread.
    I see both ends of this endless debate involving Baalke, believe me.
    To your point about Baalke being nothing more than a Scout –
    That’s the angle I’ve attempted to hold point on with regard to Paraag’s involvement.
    The GM duties seem to have to clear ‘The Finance Dept’ approval.
    It was a conflict from day one IMO.
    Removing the football guys in favor of the ‘Cap Mgr’ was none too productive, when said Cap Mgr was appointed to the Box on Sunday’s and, became an ingredient in the Harbaugh turmoil that ensued.
    Paraag was more than a Cap Mgr while Baalke was less than a GM.

    This York Ensemble is the root of all evil involving 9er football.
    I’m sure the next shoe will drop very soon.
    Baalke will likely take the bullet while Jed and Empire seek redemption, yet again.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, sorry to read of your health concerns.
    Welcome back my friend. Hope you’re on the mend 馃榾

  33. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Working on it NJ, thanks my friend. Getting right treatment is a big help.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Right now it’s back to leaks and rumors.
    It depends on which one you believe and who’s source is most creditable.

    The fact that the Niners have lost 12 games in a row and Kelly parses it by making a stupid statement that they’re not losing so badly disqualifies him as a winning NFL coach.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you watched last nights Pats-Ravens game you would’ve seen some imagination in the offensive game plan.

    They ran a flea flicker that worked for a big gain.

    Kelly is not showing much of anything by his inept play calling and game plan.

    I was surprised to read that Kap had only 4 yards net passing in the second half and 47 yards if you include the OT.

    Even Jimmy Raye accomplished more with his arcane offense than Chip has.

  36. robNo Gravatar says:

    Phil. Feel better my friend and inner brother

  37. robNo Gravatar says:

    Niner not inner lol. Although I suppose that could apply

  38. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Rob, appreciated. Hopefully my health is better than the state of the Niners!

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Anatomy of a really bad team: “49ers rankings: 32nd in passing offense, rushing defense and overall defense in yards, and scoring defense.”

  40. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “Hopefully my health is better than the state of the Niners!”

    Me too, but barring an outbreak of smallpox, I think that’s covered.

  41. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fear not gentlemen, Army beats Navy, the Niners’ FO is crumbling, the market is setting records by the day, all’s right in the world.
    Merry Christmas Bedford Falls!

  42. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas gentlemen, have a great holiday season!

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hang in there Grump –
    I’m guessing the health concerns on your side of the fence aren’t being helped with the state of 9er football these days.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You might have some latitude to file a claim, as a Fan, for conduct detrimental to your health 馃榾

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s as good as gone in a few weeks (hopefully) Bullit.
    Pretty obvious that the fat Contract he signed went to his head in all the wrong ways.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Breaking down is a nice way of saying he gets happy feet once the pressure is turned up.
    Nothing new, he’s shown these tendencies for quite some time.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thinking about the state of the current Baalke/Kelly Niner team makes any true Niner Faithful sick to their stomach.

    I would refute Chip’s comment that so far the team hasn’t been taken to the woodshed.
    How does a 26-6 beatdown by the hapless Bears sit with Chip?

    Chip has the team going through the motions. Is there an on/off switch that he can flip? Kelly has the look of a terrible coach who can’t motivate the team. Sticking with Kap who has proven nothing this season is the root of what is wrong.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the last two losses against Da Bears and the Jest, the Niners have been outscored 39-0 in the second half.

    A team that is unable to finish a game is a losing team.

  49. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Harbaugh to Michigan players: NFL rumors are ‘lies made up by our enemies'”

    “He said ‘(I’ll keep this) short, sweet and to the point: I’m not leaving,'”

    “He said ‘You’re stuck with me,'”

    How I long for those horrible days of being stuck with Sir 49 Wins.

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Maiocco: “Sources: 49ers general manager Trent Baalke could end up with Broncos.”

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Floyd 6’3″ 220 lbs is a WR1. GET HIM, PAY HIM.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young relayed a story on KNBR today about Frank Gore.
    When Steve was at a Colts game , Frank pulled Young aside very upset on what has happened to the 49ers.

    Even though Frank has been gone for 2 years now he still has the Niners in his heart and the losing streak and crappy play doesn’t sit well with him. It shouldn’t sit well with any fan or ex player that this team is a bottom feeder.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    And as Jeff Deeney pointed out on Twitter, they could potentially land a comp pick depending on what happens to him in free agency.

    HELLO. HELLO. Where is the FO, why is Floyd not on this team.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will someone plase punch Jed in the goddammit throat. Twist his scrawny neck 360 degrees.

    Channeling my best Del.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Want Kap to ensure we lose next 3 games. Dispose like the trash he is the first hour in offseason.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Choosing Michael Floyd frees up draft picks for other positions. Let Jerry Rice reform any character flaws in the kid.

    This is a no-brainer. He has been on a Bruce Arrians team with Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald. A phucking gift.

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed York, Trent Baalke, Kap, and Twiggy. Put a dress on all four. Who has the better legs.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Floyd is not on the team for the same reason Josh Gordon isn’t.
    They are trouble and Floyd is likely to be suspended before he can play a down.
    Second DUI for Floyd.

    Same reason nobody has touched Bruce Miller with a 10 ft pole.

    Bad PR and too much uncertainty.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Put character conditions in the signing. Simple. Next question.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two things. I am sure that there are DUI and substance abuse clauses in every contract.
    Second you would only sign Floyd for remaining 3 games as he’s an unrestricted FA. He’s going to test the market and see what he can get.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Leadership Vacuum occurred when the three wise men Gore, Willis and Justin Smith went elsewhere or retired.

    My opinion is that if Harbaugh had stayed on there wouldn’t have been the mass exodus of players for the simple reason they all wanted a shot at winning a Super Bowl and getting that ring.

    Carlos Hyde is a decent RB but is always banged up and is inconsistent and unreliable. Gore has started 90 straight games now and the 7 or 8 in the box defenses designed to stop him opens up the passing game.

    It is also quite obvious that nobody has stepped into the shoes of Willis and Cowboy and the defense suffers for that.

    Also Torrey Smith was brought in to replace Crabtree and quite frankly he’s been a huge disappointment and can’t hold Crabtree’s jock. Wonder why the receivers suck? Subtract Crabtree and add nobody to fill in his production.

    The article on Gore

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This past season The Niner FO had opportunities to sign Zach Mettenberger, Kevin Hogan and Aaron Murray who were all put on waivers. Baalke did absolutely nothing and Mettenberger was scooped up by the Steelers and Hogan by the Browns and put on their 53 man rosters.

    Aaron Murray was calimed by Philly and he was put on their practice Squad.

    What do the Niners have to lose by signing Murray off the Egos PS and putting him on the 53 man roster as a developmental QB for next year.

    Baalke foolishly cut Jeff Driskell and the Bungles thought enough of him to claim him and he has been on their 53 man roster all year.

    Ponder should be getting a chance in these last games but lame duck Kap still starts even though he has no chance to come back next season due to his limited production and his huge contract.

    This team will never get better until they have a decent QB.
    That is the huge unknown for next year and the years to follow.

    Seems like everyone knows this is one of the keys to future success, everyone but Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke who think Kap is the best option even though he stinks.

    If they had kept Driskell he would be starting and getting valuable experience in these meaningless games and that is something to build on.

    Just totally bad decisions and choices by coaches and FO.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17