Jets solidify their place in top 20

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Jets solidify their place in top 20

The season opener win against the Oakland Raiders helped the New York Jets establish their presence in the top 20 of the NFL power rankings. Before Week 1 three out of the six websites we're tracking had Rex Ryan's team outside the top 20. This number has been reduced to just one, as ESPN kept the Gang Green at #21, just like a week ago. Fox Sports, who ranked the Jets at the lowest #22 a week ago, now has them at #20. The biggest jump up was with CBS Sports who now have the Jets at #17 (up from #21 a week ago). Both PFT and Yahoo Sports placed the Jets two spots higher than a week ago, at #16 and #18 respectively. CNN SI has them at #19, one spot above their previous ranking.

Here's what the power rankings websites had to say about the Jets:

ESPN: The Jets were one of 11 teams with at least 400 yards of offense in Week 1. Geno Smith completed 82.1 percent of his passes against the Raiders.

FOX Sports: The dire situation at cornerback was never really tested against rookie Derek Carr, so we will have to wait another week for that. We did get to see the momentum carry over from the offseason on offense as the two-headed attack on the ground was effective and Geno Smith made several drive-saving plays.

CBS Sports: The defense, as expected, had a nice game against the Raiders. They will get a real test this week against the Packers.

ProFootballTalk: Most people watching this one hoped the feed would have been switched to Heidi.

CNN SI: Is the NFL schedule-maker trying to avenge some past wrong committed by Rex Ryan? Did Ryan borrow Roger Goodell's private plane without asking? That win over Oakland almost set up as a must-have in Week 1, because here's what is to come for New York: at Green Bay, Chicago, Detroit, at San Diego, Denver, at New England. Four playoff teams, plus two who barely missed last season.



Yahoo Sports: Geno Smith was solid and the running game did well. And we know the defense will be pretty good.

  - W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17
ESPN 21 21                                
FOX Sports 22 20                                
CBS Sports 21 17                                
PFT 18 16                                
CNN SI 20 19                                
Yahoo Sports 20 18                                


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