Looking at the Films - Part I

Here is Part I of "Looking at the films" from the Jets-49er's game.


The 49ers were playing without their best cornerback (Nate Clements), and the Jets still couldn't get anything going in the passing game.

Favre finished with a 60.8 quarterback rating, and his average completion was an underwhelming 6.9 yards.

Favre's accuracy was problematic on a number of plays, and just couldn't get into a flow.

His two best plays were probably his scramble for a touchdown and his 15-yard rocket to Chris Baker in the third.

Wide Receiver:

With the 49ers top cornerback (Nate Clements) out, the Jets receivers were a non-factor.

Laveranues Coles finished with one catch for five yards.

The Jets other starter, Jerricho Cotchery, finished with one catch for 10 yards. The Jets threw deep to him on three occasions even though he's not a deep threat.

The Jets one bright spot at wideout was Chansi Stuckey. He had two particularly impressive grabs. The first one was on a square out on the last play of the first quarter that gained eight. Then early in the second quarter, he made a great catch on Donald Strickland on the right hashmark, and did a great job running after the catch on this 24-yard gain.

Brad Smith finished with two catches for seven yards, including a seven yard grab at the end of the game where he was leveled by Pat Willis with a hit you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

Running Back:

Thomas Jones didn't play poorly, finishing with 10 carries for 56 yards. But the Jets offense was on field for just 20:11, so there wasn't much time for more carries. His most impressive carry was his 17-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Jones also caught three passes, including a nine yard catch-and–run where he did a good job making Pat Willis miss in the open field.

Tight End:

A Dustin Keller drop to end the first drive set a bad tone. Keller had a nine yard reception late in the game.

Chris Baker had a 15-yard reception in the third and was called for holding Manny Lawson early in the fourth.

Offensive Line:

Early on, it looked like it was going to be another terrific game for the offensive line, but it didn't turn out that way.

Brandon Moore did a good job chipping Pat Willis on a Thomas Jones catch-and-run for 10 yards in the middle of the second quarter. Then a few plays later, Moore had a great block on Isaac Sopoaga and Nick Mangold on Aubrayo Franklin on a Jones gain of eight right up the gut.

Mangold also had a great block on Willis on a Jones gain of nine up-the-middle in the third quarter (on the play right after David Bowens' pick).

Alan Faneca had a tough time dealing with Justin Smith. He was called for holding early third quarter. Also in the third, Smith blew by Faneca and the defensive end hit Favre as he threw.

Parys Haralson got by Faneca for a fourth quarter sack to end a drive. Faneca did have the key block on a Jones gain of eight on the Jets second possession.

Damien Woody had a great block on Jones' third quarter TD run.

There were jailbreaks on the Jets last two offensive plays and both resulted in sacks.

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