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Jets Rise Again in Power Rankings

The NFL really is a week to week league. Last week, everyone was jumping off the bandwagon and now after the Jets beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh everyone is back on. They shot back up in the power rankings this week and are in the Top 10 in every ranking. However, the one site to not jump off the bandwagon, Walter Football, actually dropped the Jets in their power rankings (the only site to do so) citing the absence of Troy Polamalu. Fox Sports, who ranked the Jets 6th, criticized the team for continuing the throw the ball too much. Also Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk had a nice take saying “the Jets actually seem to play better when ensnared in a controversy.” All the rankings with descriptions are listed below, previous week in parenthesis. If there is one site that you would like to have added, drop a line in the comments section.

ESPN – 5 (9) – Winning in Pittsburgh was huge and took a lot of pressure off Rex Ryan, the coaching staff and Mark Sanchez.

Peter King – 7 (12) – Disaster. Disaster. Euphoria.

Pro Football Talk – 6 (15) – The Jets actually seem to play better when ensnared in a controversy.

Fanhouse – 9 (11) – Breaking a two-game losing streak was important to the Jets, for sure. But getting back to tough, hard-nosed football is exactly what head coach Rex Ryan said this team needed. Believe it or not, a win in Chicago next week means the Jets are in the playoffs.

SB Nation – 5 (11) – I thought the Jets were getting exposed by barely beating some teams over the last month. As it turns out, they just like close games. Their Pittsburgh win was impressive and maybe a playoff preview.

Walter Football – 7 (6) – The Jets needed that win, though I’m not sure that happens if Troy Polamalu’s playing for Pittsburgh.

CBS Sports – 8 (9) – That was a season-saver at Pittsburgh, maybe the thing to get them back on track. All they need to do is win one more and they are playoff bound.

Fox Sports– 6 (10) – For whatever reason, the Jets are still throwing the ball more than running it, even when they are leading in a game. The foundation has to start with the running game, not with second-year QB Mark Sanchez.

Mean Ranking: 6.6

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One Response to “Jets Rise Again in Power Rankings”

  1. matt low says:

    It still amazes me how the jets continue to rise in the power rankings. They are not that good a team. They do not have the pieces to bring them to the superbowl, let alone, the second round of the playoffs. The Jets have ZERO pass rush, mark sanchez has no confidence and for that reason, cannot be trusted to win a game, and lastly, LT is not playing well. I mean what has he done? they dpont have a run game…

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