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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Brilliantly Offensive

San Francisco 49ers v New York Jets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Jets lost to the San Francisco 49ers backups at home on Sunday, a crushing second straight blowout loss to start the season. Hopes for significant improvement for the Jets in 2020 are fading. How did the power rankings feel about this loss? Let’s find out.

Pro Football Network

32. New York Jets

To say that New York is short on skill position talent right now would be the understatement of the week. The only Jets to touch the ball more than twice in this game were Frank Gore, Lamical Perine, Chris Hogan, Braxton Berrios, and Josh Malone. This is the worst team in the league by a wide margin right now, which is why they are number 32 in this week’s NFL Power Rankings.

Sports Illustrated

32. New York Jets (0-2)

Last week: Loss vs. San Francisco 31-13

Next week: at Indianapolis

The group of us (myself included) who believe Adam Gase is still the right head coach for the Jets might be dwindling faster than expected. Losses like the one the Jets suffered Sunday, with the 49ers losing nearly all of their most talented players, don’t help.

New York Post

32. Jets, 0-2 (32)

Adam Gase’s Jets have done almost nothing right in the first half through two games, falling behind 21-3 through two quarters in each of their losses to Buffalo and San Francisco. Next: Sunday at Indianapolis.

ESPN

32. New York Jets (0-2)

Week 2 ranking: 32

Under-the-radar fantasy standout: RB La’Mical Perine

This is way under the radar, but the rookie running back is expected by team insiders to grow into a prominent role. Don’t be surprised if it happens soon. With Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR for two more games, it’s Frank Gore and Perine — and we all know Gore isn’t the future. Perine has the explosiveness the Jets desperately need, and he should start to get more carries.

USA Today

32. Jets (31): Despite facing San Francisco’s JV squad much of Sunday, New York showed scant fight in performance that should leave NYJ fans disheartened.

Well that didn’t take long. The Jets have already sunk to a unanimous choice for the worst team in the NFL. These are dark times my friends.

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?