The Jets are coming off a disappointing performance Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers, losing 27-6 to fall to 4-4 on the season. The prevailing thought on the Jets now is that they’re not ready for the big time. The latest media power rankings certainly reflect that. Let’s look at some of the various lists to see where the Jets stand overall in the league.
Touchdown Wire - No. 16 (down from No. 15)
From Touchdown Wire’s Jarrett Bailey:
Everyone who watches the Jets every week should be entitled to financial compensation. Their defense can only do so much- they need the offense to score.
USA Today - No. 18 (down from No. 15)
From USA Today’s Nate Davis:
Only one team in the league has yet to score on its opening drive this season. Take a guess. The NYJ have eight offensive TDs this season, two fewer than Miami had … in Week 3.
NFL.com - No. 18 (down from No. 13)
From NFL.com’s Eric Edholm:
There’s just not much positive spin you can put on the Jets’ offensive performance Monday against a Chargers defense which hadn’t looked that good since it faced a since-fired coach (Josh McDaniels) and a fourth-round rookie making his first start (Aidan O’Connell). Zach Wilson had been trending in a relatively positive direction, but this game stunted that. There were impressive flashes here and there, but two early fumbles and a host of missed throws cost the Jets dearly in a home game that you have to figure they felt confident about winning coming in. But if Breece Hall or Garrett Wilson aren’t creating magic, this offense has very little hope these days, especially when it allows eight sacks.
ESPN - No. 18 (down from No. 13)
From ESPN’s Rich Cimini:
It’s simple math: The Jets are 4-0 when Hall scores a touchdown. Going back to last season, it’s 8-0. Running as if last year’s ACL surgery never happened, Hall was leading the NFL in yards per carry (5.7) at the start of Week 9. The Jets’ offense is out of balance because of a subpar passing game, causing opponents to overplay the run, but that hasn’t stopped Hall from being the home run threat they haven’t had in more than a decade.
CBS Sports - No. 20 (down from No. 12)
From CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco:
The offense is too limited without Aaron Rodgers. The offensive line is awful and Zach Wilson isn’t good enough.
Pro Football Talk - No. 19 (down from No. 12)
From PFT’s Mike Florio:
Will Aaron Rodgers make much of a difference if they can’t block for him?