- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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Here are some connections the New York Jets will have to the game.
• Niners center Jonathan Goodwin played for the Jets from 2002-05.
• Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and offensive coordinator Greg Roman were both on the Ravens staff at the same time as Jets head coach Rex Ryan and (soon-to-be) defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.
• Niners secondary coach Ed Donatell served as the Jets secondary coach from 1990-94 and was a special assistant on the 2007 staff.
• Brad Seely, the 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator, served as the Jets' special teams coach in 1994.
• Niners senior offensive assistant Paul Wulff played on the offensive line for the Jets in 1990.
• Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn played for the Niners from 1995-96.
• Jets tight end Konrad Reuland was on the Niners practice squad in 2011.
• Jets free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards played for the Niners in 2011.
• New Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg served as the Niners' offensive coordinator/quarterbacks from coach 1997-2000.
• Ryan and Thurman both coached on the Ravens' staff.
• Jets linebacker Bart Scott played for the Ravens from 2002-08.
• Ravens safety James Ihedigbo played for the Jets from 2007-10.
• Ravens safety Emanuel Cook played from the Jets from 2010-11.
• Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler served as the Jets' quarterbacks/wide receivers coach from 2003-04.
• Ravens scout Lonnie Young started out with the Jets in 2002.
• Jets rookie safety Antonio Allen and Cook were teammates at South Carolina.
• Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples and Ravens linebacker Michael McAdoo were teammates at North Carolina.
• Tebow and Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson played together at Florida.