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NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Bad To Worse

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The New York Jets lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, a third consecutive blowout loss to start the season. Rumors are flying the head coach will be fired after this week’s game if the Jets lose. All hope for a successful 2020 season appears to be lost. How do the power rankings feel about all this? Let’s find out.

Pro Football Network

32. New York Jets

It just keeps getting worse for the Jets. Sam Darnold deserves plenty of blame and the Trevor Lawrence watch is on in New York, but there is just such little chance of success here for Darnold or really any other quarterback. Oh, one of the only bright spots this year – Mekhi Beckton – left this game with a shoulder injury. The Jets are a distant 32nd in the NFL right now.

Sports Illustrated

32. New York Jets (0-3)

Last week: Loss at Indianapolis 36-7

Next week: vs. Denver (Thursday)

There is a vast expanse of teams in various stages of rebuild who are not qualified to be contenders. And then there are the New York Jets. The Jets are the worst team in football.

New York Post

32. Jets, 0-3 (32)

From the silver linings playbook, at least the Jets can boast that their first-round left tackle, Mekhi Becton, has made more of an impact early on than his Giants counterpart, Andrew Thomas. But really, that’s about all they can say. Offensively, the Gase/Darnold unit is ranked dead last in the league in scoring, total yards, passing yards and first downs. Next: Thursday vs. Denver.

ESPN

32. New York Jets (0-3)

Week 3 ranking: 32

What we got wrong: The defense would overachieve.

Even without All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, traded before training camp, the expectation was that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams still would be able to scheme up ways to overcome a talent deficiency. It hasn’t happened, as the Jets rank 32nd in pass defense. Even good coaches need good players, and the lack of pass rush, coupled with coverage problems, has been too much to overcome.

USA Today

31. Jets (32): They looked horrid against San Francisco’s JV in Week 2, then worse against Indianapolis’ varsity. Locals wondering aplenty about QB Sam Darnold’s outlook.

Things are looking up! It’s no longer unanimous that the Jets are the worst team in the NFL!

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