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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Gehrig Dieter Jersey . -- Bryce Petty and Colin Kaepernick have been the focus of attention leading into Sundays matchup between the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.Dont be surprised, however, if Matt Forte and Carlos Hyde have a greater impact on who wins and loses the battle of last-place teams.The Jets will be seeking to wash away the embarrassment of a nationally televised blowout while the 49ers attempt to end an 11-game losing streak in a matchup that figures to greatly aid someones draft position in May.Petty was named the starter for the Jets remaining four games shortly after Mondays 41-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.New York coach Todd Bowles announced at his postgame press conference that a decision already had been made before the Indianapolis debacle to give Petty a four-game showcase at the end of the lost season.Petty relieved starter Ryan Fitzpatrick for the second half of Mondays game. He went 11 of 25 for 135 yards and one touchdown. He threw two interceptions.Its a great opportunity for me, Petty told reporters after the game. Opportunities are far and few between in this league. You have to capitalize on every chance you get.The second-year pro out of Baylor didnt do that when he got the start in the Week 10 home game against the Los Angeles Rams. He threw for just 163 yards (one touchdown, one interception) in a 9-6 loss.Like the Jets, the 49ers gave their backup an opportunity in a loss last week.But unlike the Jets, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hadnt already made a long-term commitment to his second-stringer, Blaine Gabbert, who did nothing to permanently wrestle the job away from Kaepernick while playing the fourth quarter of a 26-6 loss at Chicago.Kelly admitted earlier this week that he and his coaches discussed their quarterback options on Monday before opting to stick with Kaepernick.We believe Kap gives us the best chance to win this week, the first-year 49ers coach explained.Actually, what might give each team its best chance of winning would be a solid performance by a running back.Before losing their last four in a row, the Jets built a modest two-game winning streak on the stretch of Fortes legs. He contributed 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns (one on a pass) to a 24-16 win at Baltimore in Week 7, and 82 yards and two rushing scores to a 31-28 home win over Cleveland the following week.Forte has been held to a total of 52 yards in losses to New England and Indianapolis the last two weeks but just might be rejuvenated by the sight of San Franciscos worst-in-football rushing defense this week.The 49ers have yet to overcome the season-ending Achilles injury suffered by standout linebacker NaVorro Bowman in Week 4. Bowman had 17 tackles in the first three games after having led the NFL in tackles last season.Without their stopper in the middle, the 49ers have allowed a 100-yard rusher in nine of their last 11 games -- including star-quality performances by guys who dont have Fortes impressive resume.San Francisco, meanwhile, hasnt won since Hyde rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0, season-opening victory over the Rams.Hyde missed three games in midseason with a shoulder injury, but he has flashed his Week 1 form with 86-, 65- and 92-yard outings the last three weeks.With Kaepernick contributing 165 yards, the 49ers have fashioned the leagues third-best rushing attack in the last three weeks, accumulating 456 yards on the ground.Unlike Forte, however, Hyde figures to meet some resistance from the New York rushing defense, which has kept Todd Gurley, LeGarrette Blount and Frank Gore out of the end zone the last three weeks, limiting them to a total of 190 yards.The 49ers (1-11) will take the leagues second-worst record into the game. A loss would go a long way toward assuring a top-three pick while keeping alive their chances of picking first overall.The Jets (3-9) currently are tied with Chicago for the fourth-worst record. Keith Reaser Jersey . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Rashad Fenton Jersey .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http:///...-felton-davis-jersey . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. It often happens without you even noticing it. Itll be the middle of the third quarter, the game is progressing without much happening of note, and youll glance at the box score and see it.Kevin Durant, 20 points.Durant is arguably the worlds best scorer, and that has been increasingly clear over the past five years or so. He owns four of the past seven scoring titles.What makes him so special is his consistency. Last season, he scored at least 20 in every game he played, except for one -- at the Washington Wizards, in which he pulled a hamstring late in the second quarter and played only a half. He finished the regular season sitting on a streak of 66 straight games with at least 20 points. You could pencil him in for at least 20 before tipoff.As Durant transitions to the Bay Area to play with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, hell face an adjustment period of learning his new teammates and how his scoring talents fit in the free-flowing Golden State Warriors system. He might get fewer shots. He might see the ball less in crunch time. But even with the changes, Durant is going to do what he does -- hes still going to score, and hes going to make 25 a night look as easy as it possibly can.When Team USA plays China on Tuesday, Durant will play his first game at Oracle Arena since leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors. The fans in Oakland will get their initial glimpse of the Kevin Durant experience. Here are six other things that are part of it:Hes a microwave. Everyone has seen the Rucker Park video, right? Its almost scientific at this point: Durant needs two shots to go in, consecutively, to be hot. It wasnt unusual for him to shoot 2-of-9 in a first half, then drip to 2-of-11 in the third quarter. But either with a pull-up 3, or a pretty floating jumper off a pindown screen, once Durant gets a couple to drop, hes recalibrated. A 2-of-9 start will be a 10-of-19 finish.That even works in the clutch. Like last December in a ho-hum game against the Sacramento Kings:?Durant had a triple-double -- 20 points, 10 rebounds and ... 10 turnovers. He struggled shooting, looking disinterested and disjointed. He played terribly, by his own admission. Thats the word he used to describe his night.But in the final 90 seconds, he hit two clutch jumpers, including the go-ahead game winner with 23 seconds left. Thats Durant. Even when it looks as if hes off and its just one of those nights, hell show up and pop a few jumpers and win you a game.Oh, and you can bank on this: If he hits consecutive 3s, a third one is going up, no matter what.He cares about his numbers. He often likes to pretend he doesnt. But he does. Durant obsessively tracked his shooting numbers in games, and he would routinely check with Thunder scorekeepers to be sure he had it right. Hed sometimes go to them and try to talk them into counting a bad shot attempt that air-balled as a turnover. Hed grab printed-out box scores between quarters and scour them.Not unrelated: Durant avoids taking long-distance, end-of-quarter shots. Warriors fans love watching Curryy unleash those soaring 60-footers that inexplicably seem to go in, but dont expect to see that much from Durant. Demarcus Robinson Jersey. Hes a serial buzzer clutcher. He has even admitted to it.It depends on what Im shooting from the field, he said in 2013. First quarter if Im 4-for-4, I let it go. Third quarter if Im like 10-for-16, or 10-for-17, I might let it go. But if Im like 8-for-19, Im going to go ahead and dribble one more second and let that buzzer go off and then throw it up there. So it depends on how the games going.Curry has kind of made it his thing to let it fly, so maybe Durant will happily find him in those situations. Or maybe hell start caring less about his numbers.Hes a better defender than he gets credit for. Using his length and size, the 6-foot-9 Durant grabbed a lot of defensive attention in the postseason, when the Thunder would play small with him at the power forward spot. But Durant has long been playing stellar defense, especially in one-on-one situations. He knows how to use his length, taking away jumpers and forcing drives from smaller players.Hes not necessarily a big shot-blocker or steals guy, but its difficult to score on him in isolation situations. He can guard 1 through 5 and relishes big matchups against other top-scoring small forwards.With the Warriors, Durant will likely have less of a responsibility to score, and he can focus on creating more havoc on the defensive end. And maybe start building that reputation.Put him on the block and its near-automatic points. Durant isnt known for being a great back-to-the-basket post-up guy, but get him the ball with single coverage on either block, and the chance of him scoring is nearly guaranteed.Durant especially likes turning over on his outside shoulder toward the baseline and fading a bit on it. If the defense doesnt bring help, Durant gets that off against anyone.?He has a temper. Durant doesnt mind picking up a technical foul. Hell snap at officials after perceived missed calls. He had eight techs last season, which was way down from his 16 in 2013-14. His go-to complain move is to throw both arms in the air with his palms open toward the sky.He can pass. Durant regularly unleashes the kind of pass that makes you go oooooh and bring a hand halfway up to your mouth. He loves throwing backdoor bounce passes but knows how to fire the fancy no-lookers, too. His playmaking has been one of his biggest improvements the past few years, going from a big guy with a soft handle and iffy passing instincts to having the ball on a string with a high-level drive and dish ability.Durant does get a little weak with the ball, though. In the postseason, he called himself out for too many soft, one-handed passes, and when he gets trapped or doubled, hell often react poorly and throw a lazy pass. The Warriors hit him with traps often, and Durant saw his turnovers jump in the Western Conference finals. Guess he wont have to worry about that as much now. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '  
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