The New York Jets lost to the Cleveland Browns at home on Monday Night Football, a crushing second straight home loss to start the season. Hopes for significant improvement for the Jets in 2019 are fading. How did the power rankings feel about this loss? Let’s find out.
30. Jets (Last Week 29)
Week 2 result: Lost 23 - 3 vs. Browns
Analysis: The Adam Gase Era is off to a miserable start.
31. Jets (Last Week 22)
At this point, the Jets may want to search for Richard Todd or Neil O’Donnell to see what they’re up to. After Trevor Siemian, Sam Darnold’s backup, left the Monday night contest against the Browns with an ankle injury, the Jets went to Washington State alum Luke Falk, who was last seen getting lit up by Washington in the 2017 Apple Cup. The NFL was no easier for Falk — nor should it have been based on his experience — and until Darnold returns to the fold, it doesn’t matter how effective Gregg Williams’ defense might be. The Jets have no chance to win.
31. (Last Week 30)
It has gone from Sam Darnold to Trevor Siemian to Luke Falk, in rapid succession, at QB. The season could be lost by the time Darnold returns to the lineup.
27. (Last Week 26)
Pleasant surprise: WR Jamison Crowder. The Jets knew they were getting a proven slot receiver in Crowder, who signed for $19 million in guarantees, but he has exceeded expectations. His short-area quickness has provided a security blanket for the quarterbacks. He’s a terrific possession receiver who should lead the team in receptions.
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?