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Power rankings: Jets remain at 29

Admin - December 9, 2021

Well, there's finally a consensus among all pundits - the New York Jets are #29 best team in the NFL, which means their position remained practically unchanged despite a lopsided 33-18 loss against the Eagles. Also, it looks like QB Zach Wilson has finally showed some improvement and threw two touchdown passes against Philadelphia, as the Gang Green stayed competitive in the first half. Now it's onto the next game against the New Orleans Saints (5-7). The Saints have lost their last 5 games but are 5.5-point favorites.

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

ESPN: Zach Wilson's performance over the final five games will determine whether the Jets' season is an abject failure or a positive springboard into 2022. So far, the second overall pick has been a disappointment, with only six touchdown passes and 11 interceptions in eight starts, but he made progress in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. It was "by far" his best game in terms of playing within the structure of the offense, according to coach Robert Saleh. If Wilson can stack games like that, it will reinforce the Jets' belief that he is the right guy at the most important position.

Sporting News: The Jets came out more competitive against the Eagles with Zach Wilson looking better but he keeps getting burned by limited offense around him and a wilting defense for Robert Saleh.

CBS Sports: Zach Wilson is playing better, which is what the rest of the season is all about. The defense was awful against the Eagles.

ProFootballTalk: Will it be Joe Douglas or someone else as the G.M. for those two high draft picks they’ll have?

Yahoo Sports: Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley wasn't happy after the game for what he perceived was a lack of respect from the Eagles — he cited Philly's captains not shaking hands at the pregame coin toss and Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox laughing at Jets coach Robert Saleh during the game — though at least he recognized why it's happening. "Wins and losses happen in this game. That’s part of it, but at the end of the day, this is all about respect. Right now, those teams are not respecting us,” Mosley said according to NJ.com. “That’s well-deserved, whether that’s (because of) self-inflicted wounds or the history of the Jets.

NFL.com: Let's focus on a positive that came out of the latest lopsided Jets loss: Zach Wilson showed some legitimate promise with an excellent first half against the Eagles. The rookie quarterback, who has seemed overwhelmed for long stretches of his rookie season, led the Jets to touchdowns on each of their first three possessions -- breaking a season-long trend of slow starts to begin his NFL career. Wilson moved well on his injured knee and unfurled some precise lasers that sparked the imagination of excitement-starved Jets fans at the Meadowlands. New York's defense is an abomination that doesn't allow them to be competitive on most weeks, but a strong finish by Wilson will send the organization into the offseason on a high. 

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