I am in the press box at Metlife Stadium, a big monstrosity of a thing, for the 49ers-Jets game which begins in an hour and a half. Here is the opening to the advance column I did on this game:

I fully expect the 49ers to murder the Jets on Sunday. OK, got that?

But this game has become fascinating for two reasons: 1) The Vikings, about as bad as the Jets, actually defeated the 49ers — still hard to believe. The Vikings’ victory gives the Jets hope, or the illusion of hope. 2) The Vikings showed the blueprint of how to beat the 49ers. Point No.2 is the really important point.

To read the full column, please click here.