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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Four Yards And A Cloud Of Failure

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The New York Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, a seventh consecutive loss to start the season. At 0-7 the Jets are the NFL’s sole winless team, and there is little doubt the Jets are the worst team in the NFL. The only question week to week is how will the historic awfulness of the Jets manifest itself this week? The answer on Sunday was four yards. Four yards, the total offense generated by the Jets in the second half against the Bills. That’s so monumentally bad that words fail. How do the power rankings feel about the latest Jets loss? Not much in the way of surprises on that front.

Pro Football Network

32) New York Jets (0-7)

Guess this is progress for the Jets – ranked last once again in these NFL Power Rankings – as they only lost to the Bills by eight points and held a very good Buffalo offense to just 18 points. However, the Bills did move the football without much resistance. Additionally, the offensive struggles (only 3.7 yards per play) continued for New York even with Sam Darnold back behind center.

ESPN

32. New York Jets (0-7)

Week 7 ranking: 32

Who needs to step up: QB Sam Darnold

In five starts, Darnold is averaging less than 200 passing yards per game, with twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdown passes (three). He might not be back next year if the Jets land the No. 1 overall pick, but they need him to play well to boost his trade value for the offseason if they decide to make a change. The thing is, if he plays well, it could result in a couple of wins, which could cost them Trevor Lawrence. Ah, such a dilemma.

Sports Illustrated

32. New York Jets (0-7)

Last week: Loss vs. Buffalo 18-10

Next week: at Kansas City

Despite some signs of life on Sunday, the only question is whether the Jets will be able to get Trevor Lawrence to sign a rookie deal in 2021.

New York Post

32. Jets, 0-7 (32)

With Sam Darnold back, Adam Gase yielding play-calling duties to offensive coordinate Dowell Loggains and a mostly stout defensive effort, Gang Green actually kept things closer than expected against the Bills. Of course, then they unfathomably managed only four yards of offense — four! — in the second half, keeping the Trevor Lawrence Watch firmly in play. Next: Sunday at Kansas City

Well, there it is. The Jets stink, again.

What do you think? Where should the Jets rank in the NFL power rankings? And more to the point, are the Jets the worst team in NFL history?