Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New York Jets Week 8 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Jets rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 32.0 (32nd)
  • Best ranking: 32nd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 32nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 8 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 32

Glass half-full: They were competitive, and young players like Denzel Mims got some experience in an 18-10 loss to the Bills. Glass half-empty: They had 4 yards of offense in the second half, which is the second-lowest total for any team in the past 10 years.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

At least it looked better against the Bills. That's progress. That's all they can hope for now.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

Are we really already talking about replacing Adam Gase? Well, yeah ... but why upset the apple cart with NYJ holding a scant one-game lead in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes?

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Who needs to step up: QB Sam Darnold

In five starts, Darnold is averaging less than 200 passing yards per game, with twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdown passes (three). He might not be back next year if the Jets land the No. 1 overall pick, but they need him to play well to boost his trade value for the offseason if they decide to make a change. The thing is, if he plays well, it could result in a couple of wins, which could cost them Trevor Lawrence. Ah, such a dilemma. -- Rich Cimini -- Rank: 32

Adam Gase relinquished play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Sunday, but the results were about the same in an 18-10 loss to the Bills. We saw an early spark as the Jets jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, but the offense was shut down completely after halftime in another grim performance. Sam Darnold was sacked six times and threw two interceptions in his return from a shoulder injury, and the Jets managed 4 total yards on 16 plays in the second half. With the Jets barreling toward the No. 1 overall pick, the clock is ticking louder than ever for Darnold. He'll need to be significantly better in the final nine weeks to stay in New York's long-term plans.

Previous update: New York Jets Week 7 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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