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NFL 2024 MNF Week 1: New York Jets to visit San Francisco 49ers in Aaron Rodgers’ comeback game

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The New York Jets will be touring the San Francisco 49ers for the Monday Night Football (MNF) Week 1 game which will also mark the return of Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The game will be played on September 12 and will be streamed live on Amazon Prime. It is the second time in two years that Jets will play their opening game on Prime Time after facing the Buffalo Bills last season.

Rodgers, however, had a disastrous outing as he tore his left Achilles on the fourth snap in his first game as Jets QB and missed the remainder of the 2023 season. The 49ers, on the other hand, went on to win the NFC Championship title with quarterback Brock Prudy being one of most successful stories of the season. The 49ers eventually lost in the Super Bowl 25-22 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the overtime. 

The Jets finished the season with 7-10 record but would be looking to change that this season. In an interesting off season move, however, the 49ers have signed defensive end Leonard Floyd from the Bills. Floyd was the one responsible for Rodgers’ injury last season.

The two teams also have a connection within the coaching staff. Robert Saleh was the defensive coordinator for the 49ers under Kyle Shanahan before taking up head coach job with the Jets in 2021.

Jeff Ulbrich, who currently is Jets’  defensive coordinator, was a linebacker with the 49ers in his playing days.

The season will kickoff on September 5 with the Chiefs facing the Baltimore Ravens in last season’s AFC Championship game. The Chiefs, who enter the season as back-to-back champions, will be looking to make history by becoming in first team to win three consecutive Super Bowls. The Ravens, meanwhile, will be looking to avenge their 10-17 loss in AFC title game last season.

Prashant Talreja

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