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Power rankings: Jets move up after beating Titans

Admin - October 7, 2021

Well, they are no longer the worst. As PFT said, last Sunday we got to see a glimpse of what these Jets might become if... there are plenty of "ifs" that they still need to overcome but the win against Tennessee was a good start. Sunday's win propelled the Gang Green to a consensus #29 in the latest power rankings. Four of six pundits placed the Jets at #29, while CBS Sports and NFL.com put them at #30 and #28 respectively. The Falcons (1-3) are next and another win could be a big confidence booster that this team needs.

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

ESPN: The defense ranks in the top half of the league in points and yards allowed despite some tough circumstances. Top pass-rusher Carl Lawson was lost to a season-ending injury in the preseason, linebacker Jarrad Davis (ankle) still hasn't played, free safety Lamarcus Joyner suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1 and three rookies are starting. Talk about adversity. Thanks to good coaching, plus terrific starts by LB C.J. Mosley and DT Quinnen Williams, the Jets' defense has managed to hold it together.

Sporting News: The Jets had to be encouraged with what Zach Wilson did to take down a weak Titans pass defense while running a one-dimensional offense. They have a chance to go on a winning streak with the Falcons in London next.

CBS Sports: It looks like Zack Wilson seemed to find some things against the Titans in the second half. That could be the start of him gaining confidence in a big way.

ProFootballTalk: Sunday’s game was a glimpse of what the Jets can become.

Yahoo Sports: The Titans couldn't take advantage of the Jets' main weakness, the offensive line. Tennessee can't rush the quarterback. And we saw Zach Wilson play well when he wasn't on his back the whole game. It's a sign that when the Jets fix their offensive line, Wilson should thrive.

NFL.com: Zach Wilson made several throws to excite the Jets and their fanbase in Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win over the Titans at MetLife Stadium, but one stood out above the rest: With the game tied at 17 in the fourth quarter, Wilson rolled to his right on a naked bootleg and spotted Corey Davis downfield. Wilson, seeing that the Titans’ deep safety had drifted out of position, motioned to his wide receiver to go deep, then delivered a perfect strike for a 53-yard touchdown. The play showed off Wilson’s improvisational skill and next-level arm talent, and instantly refilled the well of Jets fan optimism that had dried up over three losses to start the season. Said Robert Saleh of his young QB: "I think he was awesome.”

  Preseason W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18
ESPN 31 31 32 32 29                            
Sporting News 26 29 30 31 29                            
CBS Sports 31 31 31 32 30                            
PFT 30 30 31 32 29                            
Yahoo Sports 29 30 31 32 29                            
NFL.com 28 30 30 32 28                            
  29.2 30.2 30.8 31.8 29