Here are how some of the big media outlets rate the Jets relative to the rest of the league going into Week 4.
SB Nation (Ryan Van Bibber): 18 (+5)
This was the first week the Jets defense has allowed an opponent to reach 20 points. Geno Smith is playing well enough to hold off any meaningful chance of Mark Sanchez returning to the starting job. Rex Ryan might survive beyond this season as head coach.
The Titans and Jets meet in a battle of surprising 2-1 teams. Geno Smith threw for 331 yards Sunday, a total Jake Locker has reached once in his 14-start career.
FOX Sports (Brian Billick): 18 (+11)
The defensive line in New York may push the line of scrimmage better than any other front in the league right now, but 20 penalties in a game is concerning. This is the first time a team in the NFL won a game with 20+ penalties since the Browns did it in 1951. 1951!
Yahoo! (Shutdown Corner): 22 (+3)
I'm not buying them as a contender or anything, but they look like they might have something in rookie quarterback Geno Smith.
Who had them at 2-1 after three games? They are the team for now in New York. Can it stay that way?
No one in New York saw this coming with the Jets the talk of the town and the Giants in disarray.
They've got a top 10 defense.
Where do you think the Jets should rank?