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2023 NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Free Fall

The Jets slip ever downward

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets woes deepened on Friday against the Miami Dolphins in a 34 - 13 loss. The Jets offense couldn’t get past misfield until well into the fourth quarter. The Jets defense played one of its worst games of the season. The Jets threw a Fail Mary pass, something nobody’s ever seen before at the NFL level. It was a new low for the season, and another season down the drain.

The loss to the Miami Dolphins brought the Jets’ record to 4-7 on the season. Their playoff hopes are basically gone, just waiting for mathematical certitude. They next take on the 5-6 first place Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons aren’t necessarily a more talented team than the Jets, but there may be no team in the NFL playing worse football right now than the Jets. Earlier in the season I would have liked our chances. Now, sheesh, it’s tough to predict a win when the offense can barely get past midfield.

How did the power rankings feel about this latest loss for the Jets? Let’s find out.

Pro Football Network

24) New York Jets (21)

In a development that should have shocked absolutely nobody, the Jets offense still looked horrific. While Zach Wilson is almost certainly one of the worst quarterback options in the NFL, Tim Boyle might be even worse.

We’re on Aaron Rodgers watch now, which still feels insane. However, without his arrival, Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh might be undergoing a departure by the end of the season, if not sooner.

Sports Illustrated

26. New York Jets (4-7)

Last week: loss vs. Miami, 34–13

Next week: vs. Atlanta

As we head into the potential opening of Aaron Rodgers’s practice window, I have shifted my opinion on the matter. I feel like it does make sense for Rodgers to try and play this year, even if the season is lost. The Jets need some kind of momentum, not blind faith, going into next year. And if Rodgers looks every bit of 40, the Jets need to know that, too.

ESPN

28. New York Jets (4-7)

Offense: 31

Defense: 3

Special teams: 27

The offensive ranking is an accurate reflection of a unit that is putting up historically bad numbers across the board. It has produced only 10 touchdowns in 11 games and ranks last in third-down conversions (24.1%) and red zone efficiency (28%) — both by a wide margin. The defense is good, but the ranking here is high, especially after allowing an average of 148 rushing yards over the past three games. The special teams has ranged from great to poor, depending on the week.

USA Today

27. Jets (27): We’re really not going to give QB4 Trevor Siemian his shot? Seriously?

Opinions about the Jets keep dropping with every dismal loss. They’re now ranked as low as 28th in the NFL, and frankly even that may be too high for this team.

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?