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NFL Power Rankings 2018, Week 5: Cellar Dwellers

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NFL: New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets lost on Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars to fall to 1-3 on the season, and they continue to slowly sink in the NFL power rankings.

SB Nation

Jets: 26 (last week: 26)

USA Today

29. Jets (last week: 22)

How’s it going? Offense scored four TDs in opener ... and has four since. Defense allowed one TD in opener ... and surrendered eight since.

Washington Post

30. New York Jets (1-3) ( last week: 28)

Speculation is beginning to swirl about Coach Todd Bowles’s job security. It seems doubtful that the Jets would make an in-season coaching change. But if Bowles doesn’t turn things around, it stands to reason that the franchise could go in a different direction in the offseason and bring in an offensive-minded head coach to oversee the development of QB Sam Darnold.


29. New York Jets (last week 27)

Rookie snaps leader: QB Sam Darnold, 236 snaps out of 236 (100 percent). When Darnold started in Week 1 at the age of 21 years, 97 days, he became the second-youngest player since 1950 to start an NFL game at quarterback (Tommy Maddox: 21 years, 81 days in 1992). However, Darnold ranks 29th out of 33 qualified quarterbacks in Total QBR this season (35).

30. New York Jets (last week 29)

Is “listless” the right word, or @#^*#*% listless? I can’t decide. The Jets’ offense has been quite cruddy the last three weeks, after flashing Week 1 in Detroit. The pressure was way off in that Monday night opener, thanks to five picks by the defense. Yet, even with three takeaways Sunday, New York couldn’t do anything offensively. The numbers are, in a word, brutal: The Jets were outgained 508-178, out first-downed 23-10 and held the ball for all of 22 minutes. Yay.

With the obvious proviso that power rankings are stupid, unless they praise the Jets, in which case they’re awesome, what do you think? Where should the Jets rank in the power rankings?