AFC East Power Rankings: NY Jets win doesn't move the needle

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The NY Jets aren't going to be competing for the AFC East crown in 2021. They aren't going to be making some late-season playoff push and they, in all likelihood, won't even come close to finishing above .500.

That much was all expected going into the season. Still, it felt good to see the team go out on Sunday and win a game against another bad football team.

Yes, their opponents entered with an equally poor 2-8 record. Yes, rookie quarter Zach Wilson struggled mightily in his return. But a win is a win. And a win always makes everything better.

Despite their win, however, the Jets still sit comfortably in last place in the AFC East with a 3-8 record, a full 4.5 games behind the first-place New England Patriots.

The Jets currently stand at a miserable 0-4 in their division this season with matchups against the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills awaiting in the final six weeks of the season.

They haven't won a divisional game in nearly two years and will certainly be looking to break that streak later this season. But how likely is that to happen? Where do the rest of the AFC East teams stand after 12 weeks?

Let's take a look at our updated AFC East Power Rankings following Week 12.