As expected, the embarrassing loss in Oakland drove the Jets out of the top 10 in all power rankings. After being labeled as a potential playoff contenter a couple of week ago, the Gang Green has become a question mark, as their much vaunted defense was unable to stop the Raiders for most of the game. ESPN, CBS Sports and Pro Football Talk all placed Todd Bowles' team at #12 in their latest edition of power rankings. Yahoo Sports went one step further, putting the Jets at #13. And finally, FOX Sports moved them down to #14.
Here's what the power rankings websites had to say about the Jets:
ESPN: Todd Bowles said Ryan Fitzpatrick tore ligaments in his thumb in the loss to the Raiders. Fitzpatrick has the league's third-best Total QBR (78), which also is the best by any Jets quarterback in the past 10 seasons.
FOX Sports: The Jets certainly need a quick return from injured quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but his absence can’t explain the defensive collapse -- in the past two games the Jets have allowed 804 yards of total offense and 64 points.
CBS Sports: Two consecutive losses has the Jets fading fast. With the quarterback problems, they could be in big trouble.
ProFootballTalk: The Jets are the latest proof of the phenomenon now known as post-Pats-partum depression.
Yahoo Sports: Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick are both injured. There's a chance that rookie Bryce Petty will have to start this week. It seems like either Fitzpatrick or Smith or both will be able to play through the pain, but it's still a situation that could really affect them.