Jets at 49ers: Highlights, score and recap

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The New York Jets beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 after overtime at Levi’s Stadium in Week 14. Here are the highlights and key players from Sunday’s game.

Bilal Powell inspired the Jets to just their fourth win after he ran into the end zone from 19 yards out in overtime. Nick Folk had kept the game going by booting a 50-yard field goal to tie the score at 17 deep into the fourth quarter.

Powell’s touchdown capped a terrific all-purpose performance from Matt Forte’s backup, but it wasn’t the only standout rushing effort on the day.

Carlos Hyde’s 193 rushing yards looked like they would guarantee a second win for the 49ers. Hyde caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while fellow running back Shaun Draughn ran for a score.

Their double act helped the Niners build a 17-3 lead at the half.

Phil Dawson kicked a second field goal in the third quarter, before Folk booted his second three-pointer for a woeful Jets offense. New York struggled to generate first downs and big plays with Bryce Petty struggling under center.

The stand-in quarterback wasn’t helped by a crumbling O-line that allowed six sacks. Rookie defensive tackle DeForest Buckner got two of those takedowns.

Petty stayed in though, and Powell went over from five yards out in the fourth quarter to help reduce the deficit. It was Petty who got the two-pointer to move the Jets to within three.

Folk kicked his third field goal to ensure overtime and let Powell be the hero.

Three Stars

1. Carlos Hyde

Hyde ran over, through and around the Jets’ front seven. His speed hitting the cutback lanes left pursuit hopelessly trailing.

New York defenders were in trouble whenever Hyde got going downhill. He ripped off big gains for fun, including this 47-yarder in the first quarter, relayed by the league’s official Twitter account:

Hyde stretched the field again for another 40-plus run in the second:

The 49ers created running lanes by spreading out the Jets front and consistently getting O-linemen to the second level. It was classic zone-style rushing, and Hyde and the Niners put on a clinic.

2. Robby Anderson

If there’s one thing the Jets’ pass attack can do with Petty under center, it’s get the ball deep to Robby Anderson. It might be the only thing New York’s passing O’ can do.

Petty took his time to launch the vertical strike Anderson’s way this week. But it was worth the wait when he made this throw on the run:

Anderson finished one yard short of 100 after getting his hands on six passes.

3.  Bilal Powell

Powell took longer to get going than Hyde, but still kept the chains moving in both the running and passing games. Ultimately, he tallied 179 yards as a runner and receiver, as well as the game-winning score.

Powell gained 145 yards off 29 carries, while amassing 34 yards on five receptions. The Jets should have this many big plays on the ground against the NFL‘s worst run defense. But Powell still deserves credit for propping up an offense perennially undermined by a nightmare quarterback situation.

He got his reward on the 19-yarder to win it:

Powell and Anderson added the big-play capability the Jets have missed on offense all season.

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Next Week

The Jets will host familiar AFC East foe the Miami Dolphins next Saturday, a day before the 49ers take on the Falcons in Atlanta.