FanSided NFL Power Rankings: Where did they rank the Jets?


When it comes to NFL Power Rankings, it’s an interesting way of determining weekly which teams rise to the challenge or fall straight into oblivion. Of course for the New York Jets, they were pretty high on many power rankings across the internet the first few weeks but their recent loss to the Philadelphia Eagles this past weekend made many realize that perhaps many jumped too early to crown them a playoff-contending team.

If you’d like to read the entire FanSided NFL Power Rankings to see where they ranked every NFL team, check it out here. When it came to the Jets, they power ranked them No. 16 which is a great assessment that I completely agree with.

Here is what they had to say about the Jets for this week:

"We were all exposed to the real Jets this week, as they finally played an opponent that was at least halfway capable of playing football. Wins over the hapless Browns and Colts in the first two weeks were cute, but the Jets still have major issues they must work out before they become elite contenders. Still, New York is 2-1 and off to a better start than we thought they’d have."

It’s true, the Jets easily fell for a “trap game” thinking that the Eagles wouldn’t come out swinging in a game to effectively save their season. Sure, they got major help from that huge special teams touchdown but the Eagles played much better football all around.

The Jets’ offense didn’t resemble what we were all use to seeing due to key injuries keeping Eric Decker and Chris Ivory out of this Week 3 matchup. The Jets had absolutely zero rushing attack.

These are the kind of games that playoff-contending teams head into, make a statement and leave with a huge victory. The Jets’ defense struggled against the run and their offense was ineffective to say the least. Three interceptions will usually make you lose a game like this as the Jets must clean up turnovers if they are to be considered contenders.

Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) scrambles away from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Bair (93) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, FanSided definitely got their assessment right on the Jets as this upcoming Week 4 matchup against the Dolphins could either increase their power rankings or have them fall even further. The Dolphins are also a team hungry for a win but the Jets clearly have a more talented roster. Regardless, the Jets should go in and make a statement that they are indeed ready to make some noise this season.

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