As it had happened quite often in the Jets world before, all enthusiasm and hope went out of the window in Indianapolis last Thursday. The Gang Green was utterly demolished by the Colts who scored touchdowns on six of their first seven possessions. As a result, football pundits lowered the Jets' position from #27 to #29 in their latest editions of power rankings. QB Mike White's injury did hurt but it was nothing compared to how atrocious the defense looked in the first three quarters. The Bills (5-3) are next and they will be surely looking to get back on track after scoring only 6 points in the loss against the Jaguars. Some free betting tips might come in handy for those looking to bet on this matchup. Buffalo is a heavy 13-point favorite against the Jets, as they will be looking to rebound from the Jacksonville fiasco and beat the Gang Green for the third time in a row.
Here's what different power rankings websites had to say about the Jets:
ESPN: RB Michael Carter will top 1,300 yards from scrimmage. If Carter does it, the rookie will become the first Jets running back since Thomas Jones (2007) to crack 1,300 yards from scrimmage. Right now, he is on a 1,256-yard pace. His role is gradually growing by the week, so there's every reason to believe Carter can exceed 1,300 -- assuming he stays healthy.
Sporting News: The Jets did their best to find a backup QB spark with Josh Johnson following Mike White, but their defense came up lame all game against the Colts. The Robert Saleh rookie roller coaster continues, but there have been more promising flashes.
CBS Sports: They looked like the Jets again in losing to the Colts. They have a long way to go to be competitive, no matter who plays quarterback.
ProFootballTalk: The Mike White era is over. There was one?
Yahoo Sports: The Jets have been woefully unprepared to start just about every game. Their defense, which was supposed to improve with new coach Robert Saleh, has had some embarrassing days — including last week against the Colts. Saleh might end up being a great coach when the Jets' talent improves, but it's hard to be impressed so far.
NFL.com: Why is Jets Sadness so predictable? Mike White set records and galvanized the fanbase in a Week 8 win over Cincinnati at the Meadowlands. Four days later, an injured White watched from the sideline as the Jets authored one of the worst defensive performances in franchise history. The Colts' offense did whatever it wanted on Thursday night, scoring touchdowns on six of its first seven possessions en route to a gnarly 45-30 blowout at Lucas Oil Stadium. How bad was it for the Jets? The Colts needed less than three full quarters to amass the most rushing yards by any team in a game this season. It’s all a terrible look for first-year head coach Robert Saleh, whose defense has been arguably football’s worst for a month. Four days of happiness for Jets fans. That's it.