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NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Cellar Dwellers

NFL: New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, an eighth consecutive loss to start the season. At 0-8 the Jets are the NFL’s sole winless team, and there is little doubt the Jets are the worst team in the NFL. Sunday’s game saw the Jets produce 64 yards of total offense in the second half. That brings the Jets total offense in the second half for the past two games, four quarters in all, to 68 yards. 68 yards of total offense! That’s the equivalent of one good drive for a normal team. This Jets team just keeps sinking to new lows. Every time you think it can’t get any worse, the Jets say, “Hold my beer.” 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 (0-8)

What is there to say from the Jets’ 35-9 loss in Kansas City? The game was never close or competitive. New York couldn’t even average four yards per offensive play. But hey, the Jets did stop Kansas City’s run game. So let’s focus on that one positive.


32. New York Jets (0-8)

Week 8 ranking: 32

Reason for optimism: OT Mekhi Becton

Let’s face it, there’s not a lot of good around the Jets these days, but Becton deserves recognition because he has exceeded expectations, which is hard to do when you’re the 11th overall pick. Showing no growing pains, the massive left tackle has demonstrated the skill, technique and demeanor of a potential great. He is a violent blocker with the ability to toss 300-pound defenders. The only negative is that he missed two games with a shoulder injury, but he has recovered. There aren’t many bright spots for the winless Jets; Becton is the brightest.

Sports Illustrated

32. New York Jets (0-8)

Last week: Loss at Kansas City 35–9

Next week: vs. New England

Things are dark in Florham Park. “I’m doing this job to win, not to go out and get my face stomped in,” Adam Gase said after another listless performance. But the Jets are 0–8 for second time in franchise history, and a winless season seems plausible.

New York Post

32. Jets, 0-8 (32)

Adam Gase saying “I’m doing this job to win” is the new “You play to win the game” from yesteryear. The rest of Gase’s yearbook quote following Sunday’s waxing by Kansas City, of course, was “… not to get my face stomped in.” Gase’s team is getting stomped every week — keeping it in the lead in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. The offense is ranked 32nd in the NFL in yards and points, with a porous defense that at least is not ranked last in those categories. Next: Monday vs. New England

Well, there it is. The Jets stink with the stench of a thousand sewers.

What do you think? Where should the Jets rank in the NFL power rankings? Where should they rank in NFL history?