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Power rankings: Jets stay at #11 during bye week

Admin - November 20, 2022

The Gang Green's position in power rankings remained basically unchanged during bye week. They are still at #11, looking in just outside the top 10. Now it's onto the rematch against the New England Patriots, the team they haven't beaten since 2015 and who humiliated them in Week 8  The powerful Jets' running game was limited to only 51 yards, while QB Zach Wilson had to throw the ball 41 times, which resulted in 3 interceptions. The Pats are favored by 3.5 points in this one.

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

ESPN: Mims requested a trade at the end of the preseason (request denied) and was a healthy scratch for the first six games, but he has emerged over the past three games as a useful player. Ironically, he got a chance because another player (WR Elijah Moore) was deactivated for a game after requesting a trade. Mims has only four receptions, including a huge third-down catch, but his attitude has improved, according to the coaches. It will be interesting to see what happens with his role with WR Corey Davis (knee) expected to return this week.

The Sporting News: The Jets are winning with a combination of an inspired improved defense and manufacturing enough offense around Zach Wilson with the running backs. They may have a low ceiling, but just getting to the playoffs would be an amazing floor.

CBS Sports: They have clearly overachieved as they sit in second place in the AFC East. But now they face another prove-it game against the Pats on the road.

ProFootballTalk: Yes, they’re good enough to a step or two up even when on a bye.

Yahoo Sports: The last time the Jets played the Patriots, they were outclassed. It's the only time that has been the case since the end of September. There's a rematch in New England this weekend, and the Jets could take another step forward in their season if they adjust and play much better against Bill Belichick this time around.

NFL.com: The rise of the Jets can be traced back to a defense that has grown up fast. The heart of the unit is Quinnen Williams, who has anchored the team's relentless front four with All-Pro level play. Williams reached New York's bye tied with Tennessee's Jeffery Simmons for the most pressures (35) among defensive tackles while pacing all DTs with seven sacks. He's added nine QB hits, per Pro Football Focus, and grades out as third at his position, according to PFF. Williams was a steady contributor who flashed star potential in his first three seasons. In 2022, he made the leap to bona fide Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

USA Today: As they look for elusive solutions to solve their Patriots problem, maybe WR Elijah Moore's shift into the slot will weaponize him once again.

  Preseason W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18
ESPN 30 32 29 31 23 16 9 8 13 8 10                
Sporting News 24 32 28 28 22 16 14 8 14 13 14                
CBS Sports 29 31 23 27 26 14 7 7 14 14 14                
PFT 31 32 19 24 16 12 7 7 11 10 8                
Yahoo Sports 27 31 28 32 27 24 12 10 14 10 9                
NFL.com 26 32 25 31 26 17 13 10 14 9 10                
USA Today 27 32 23 28 22 17 12 13 15 12 12                
  27.7 31.7 25 28.7 23.1 16.6 10.6 9 13.6 10.9 11