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NFL Power Rankings: Jets Fall Out Of Top 10 Consideration

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The Jets have now lost 3 in 4 and it may be time to question their place among the top teams in the NFL.

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I say this every single week, but I think it's important to say it again. I don't put a great deal of stock in power rankings, at the end of the day its one persons view. However I always find it interesting to see how other people view the Jets. If we're ranked low, I don't think our season is over. If we're ranked high, I don't think we're going to the Super Bowl. So keep that in mind when you read through these. If you hate Power Rankings, then look away now. - 13th (Last Week - 11th)

Much criticism directed Todd Bowles' way regarding the fourth-down decisions. I thought they were OK, given the way the defense was playing. And for those critiquing the play-calling on fourth-and-2 early in the fourth quarter, try to remember that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey called that play. Or Ryan Fitzpatrick might have changed it -- but I don't think so. Also try to remember that the Jets were without regular kicker Nick Folk. That is all.

ESPN - 13th (Last Week - 11th)

The Jets have lost three of their past four, allowing 27.3 points per game in that stretch. The Jets started 4-1, allowing 15 points per game in those first five contests.

CBS Sports - 9th (Last Week - 9th)

That was a bad loss at home to the Bills. Now they have to find out if Ryan Fitzpatrick can play well after thumb surgery.

AOL - 12th (Last Week - 8th)

Michigan Live - 13th (Last Week - 10th)

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will have wrist surgery this week, but isn't expected to miss any time.

Fansided - 13th (Last Week - 9th)

New York is a tough team to gauge. On one hand, the Jets are showcasing a good defense and have a nice rushing attack behind the punishing style of Chris Ivory. On the other hand, Ryan Fitzpatrick is mediocre at best and the front seven is not quite as devastating as most expected. The Jets are sitting at 5-4 and currently out of the AFC playoff picture, although only on a tiebreaker. With seven weeks to go, it will be interesting to see if Fitzpatrick can elevate his game or if things go off the rails, as they have for him in previous uniforms. Also, can first-year head coach Todd Bowles steer this group through some tough times? We will find out shortly.

Pro Football Talk - 12th (Last Week 12th)

To say that the honeymoon is over for Todd Bowles would be to assume that Jets fans ever really gave him one.

SB Nation - 11th (Last Week 12th)

Sports Illustrated - 17th

Lost three of four. Deservingly.

USA Today - 14th (Last Week - 9th)

Psst, coach Bowles, let's not turn down any more 37-yard FGs at start of fourth quarter when you're only down 12.

Yahoo Sports - 10th (Last Week -12th)

I'm not sure why we're so quick to pick nits with Darrelle Revis this season. He held Sammy Watkins to three catches and 17 yards. Everyone is quick to point out that Watkins had a drop and that he beat Revis deep once but the Bills couldn't connect ... and that kind of proves the point. People are needing to look very, very closely to find reasons to discredit Revis.