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NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Back To The Basement

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The New York Jets lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, an 11th consecutive loss to start the season. At 0-11 the Jets are the NFL’s sole winless team. Sunday marked a return to a completely ineffective offense and a loss by double digits for the Jets. After two weeks of football where the Jets had a shot to win late in the fourth quarter, the Jets returned to hopeless despair with the return of Sam Darnold. How do the power rankings feel about the latest Jets loss? Let’s take a look.

Pro Football Network

32. New York Jets (0-11)

The Jets only scored three points against Miami, but they were not totally dominated. To say this was an encouraging performance by New York might be a little kind, but this game was much more evenly played than the final score would indicate. Of course, the Jets have yet to win a game this year, which is why they are ranked 32nd in these NFL Week 13 Power Rankings.

ESPN

32. New York Jets (0-11)

Most important game remaining: Week 17 at New England

There’s a good chance the Jets will be 0-15, which sets up a fascinating angle if the Patriots are eliminated: Would Bill Belichick want to beat the Jets to hand them the dreaded 0-16, or would he be better served with a loss if it costs the Jets a shot at Trevor Lawrence? Belichick certainly doesn’t want to see the Clemson star and presumptive No. 1 pick in the division for the next 10-plus years. This could be the game no one wants to win.

Sports Illustrated

32. New York Jets (0-11)

Last week: Loss vs. Miami 20–3

This week: vs. Las Vegas

The Jets are cruising toward Trevor Lawrence, and someday soon it may all be worth it.

New York Post

32. Jets, 0-11 (32)

Sam Darnold didn’t do anything to quell the calls for Adam Gase’s dismissal or for Trevor Lawrence’s arrival in his first start since Nov. 1 for the winless Jets, with nearly as many interceptions (two) as points (three) against the Dolphins. Next: Sunday vs. Las Vegas

After a one week respite when at least one source (thank you Pro Football Network) had the Jets ranked as not the worst team in the NFL, the Jets sank back to a unanimous pick for the basement this week. At this point we are just counting days until the season mercifully ends and we can look forward to a new Jets era with a new coaching staff and a new quarterback.

What do you think? Are the Jets still the worst team in football? Where should the Jets rank in the NFL power rankings?