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NFL power rankings 2017, Week 15: Jets in freefall

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NFL: New York Jets at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It is secondary to the hit they took in the standings, but the Jets fell hard in power rankings this week after their loss to the Denver Broncos.

SB Nation

26. New York Jets

ESPN

28. New York Jets

After losing Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, the Jets' receiving corps was supposed to be one of the worst in the NFL, but Robby Anderson had other ideas. Anderson is 152 yards shy of 1,000 for the season, and his six touchdowns of at least 20 air yards are most in the NFL.

Washington Post

23. New York Jets

Josh McCown’s broken hand forces the Jets to give Bryce Petty another look at QB. Why not get some playing time for Christian Hackenberg as well? There’s little reason to believe that either is the answer. But it certainly can’t hurt to find out a little more.

Yahoo Sports

24. New York Jets

Josh McCown is done for the season, and it’s Bryce Petty taking over as the starter. If Christian Hackenberg doesn’t get any playing time over the rest of this lost season, that is your clearest sign that he’s one of the worst draft picks in team history. According to Newsday, there have been 20 quarterbacks drafted in the second round since 2000, and Hackenberg is the only one who has never appeared in a game. The Jets should be excited by this point for the chance to see what Hackenberg has, and they’ll start Petty instead.