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NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: Despair

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NFL: OCT 06 Jets at Eagles Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Jets lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Sunday afternoon in another game that was basically lost as soon as it started. The Jets were never competitive in this one. An 0-4 start to the season means the rest of the season consists of extended tryouts for next year’s roster, along with the development of Sam Darnold. How did the power rankings feel about this loss? Let’s find out.

NJ.com

29. JETS (Last Week: 30)

Week 5 result: Lost to Eagles 31-6

Analysis: A nightmare start for Adam Gase.

Touchdown Wire

31. Jets (Last Week: 31)

Now that Jay Gruden has become the first coach fired in the 2019 season, who might be next to hear their name called while the games are still going on? Well, how about alleged offensive genius Adam Gase? Still waiting for franchise quarterback Sam Darnold to recover fully from mononucleosis, Gase gave the first-team practice snaps to Darnold in the week preparing for the Eagles, leaving Luke Falk woefully unprepared. In Philly’s 31-6 win, Falk completed 15 of 26 passes for 120 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. He was sacked nine times. Falk is in no way ready to take the steps needed to become a credible NFL quarterback anyway, but it sure doesn’t help that his coach is leaving him out in the cold.

Washington Post

29. (Last Week: 29)

Sam Darnold cannot get back soon enough.

ESPN

30. (Last Week: 30)

Surprise fantasy player: Le’Veon Bell, RB

Bell has been a surprise in a negative way, tallying only one TD. Because of quarterback and offensive-line issues, he has been a total nonfactor. He is getting chances (98 touches, tied for eighth in the league) but has nowhere to run. His efficiency will improve when QB Sam Darnold returns to the lineup, but don’t expect a dramatic increase. The Jets have serious blocking issues, and those will prevent Bell from being Bell. Oh, how he wishes he still had that Pittsburgh offensive line.

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 NFL power rankings?