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Power rankings: Saleh’s Jets keep going down

Admin - November 16, 2021

Another week, another embarrassing loss, another complete defensive collapse and the New York Jets have found themselves on the wrong side of top 30 in the latest edition of NFL power rankings. Only ESPN now has them above #30, while ProFootballTalk and NFL.com have the Gang Green at #31. The next divisional game against the struggling Miami Dolphins (3-7) might be a great opportunity to get back on track. Unibet NJ online sportsbook has Miami as 3.5-point favorites in this game. QB Zach Wilson might finally be back after missing last three games due to a PCL injury that he suffered last month against New England. If Wilson can't go, it will be Mike White or Joe Flacco. Flacco replaced White on Sunday and did orchestrate a touchdown drive.

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

ESPN: Most important remaining game: Dec. 26 vs. Jaguars At 2-7, it's all about trying to save face. This is an important game because these were the two worst teams last season based on record -- and also because of the rookie quarterback matchup of Zach Wilson vs. Trevor Lawrence. Which team is showing the most progress? Which quarterback is developing faster? This isn't a standings game; it's a pride game.

Sporting News: The Jets saw Mike White hit a wall against a mighty Bills defense with a Zach Wilson return just around the corner. The defense is doing its best to handle more of the field for Robert Saleh but there are plenty of key holes to address for 2022.

CBS Sports: The Mike White experiment needs to be over. It's time to play Zach Wilson the rest of the way.

ProFootballTalk: Rex Ryan vs. Robert Saleh would be more fun to watch than any Jets game since Rex was the coach.

Yahoo Sports: The Jets have allowed 175 points over the last four games, the second-most points allowed over a four-game stretch since 1970 (the 2004 Titans gave up 177 over a four-game stretch), according to USA Today. The Jets are also the first team since the 1966 Giants to give up 45 or more points in three of four games. The Jets don't have a ton of talent but it has to get better than this the rest of the season.

NFL.com: Mike White Mania was fun while it lasted. The backup quarterback was in over his head against the Bills, throwing four interceptions in an ugly performance that will quiet any talk of keeping Zach Wilson on the bench any longer than necessary. The 45-17 loss was also another hideous day for Robert Saleh’s defense, which has delivered the worst four-game stretch in the history of the franchise. How bad has it been? The Jets are the first team to allow at least 45 points three times in a four-game span since the 1966 Giants. GM Joe Douglas has so much work to do to return the Jets to respectability, but dedicating serious resources to the defense needs to be at the top of the priority list.

  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 29 28 30 28 29 29                
Sporting News 26 29 30 31 29 29 27 28 26 28 30                
CBS Sports 31 31 31 32 30 30 31 32 28 29 30                
PFT 30 30 31 32 29 29 28 29 26 28 31                
Yahoo Sports 29 30 31 32 29 29 28 30 28 29 30                
NFL.com 28 30 30 32 28 31 30 31 27 30 31                
  29.2 30.2 30.8 31.8 29 29.3 28.7 30 27.2 28.8 30.2