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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Jets

Throughout the 2021 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:

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Bold second-half prediction: RB Michael Carter will top 1,300 yards from scrimmage.

If Carter does it, the rookie will become the first Jets running back since Thomas Jones (2007) to crack 1,300 yards from scrimmage. Right now, he is on a 1,256-yard pace. His role is gradually growing by the week, so there's every reason to believe Carter can exceed 1,300 -- assuming he stays healthy. -- Rich Cimini

NFL.com -- Rank: 30

Why is Jets Sadness so predictable? Mike White set records and galvanized the fanbase in a Week 8 win over Cincinnati at the Meadowlands. Four days later, an injured White watched from the sideline as the Jets authored one of the worst defensive performances in franchise history. The Colts' offense did whatever it wanted on Thursday night, scoring touchdowns on six of its first seven possessions en route to a gnarly 45-23 blowout at Lucas Oil Stadium. How bad was it for the Jets? The Colts needed less than three full quarters to amass the most rushing yards by any team in a game this season. It's all a terrible look for first-year head coach Robert Saleh, whose defense has been arguably football's worst for a month. Four days of happiness for Jets fans. That's it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

They looked like the Jets again in losing to the Colts. They have a long way to go to be competitive, no matter who plays quarterback.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Backup QBs Mike White and Josh Johnson have combined to throw eight TDs in 133 attempts. Four of rookie Zach Wilson's 181 throws have produced points.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Are they good? Not by most standards. But they've scored 30-plus points in back-to-back games -- the Jets have pulled off that rare repeat three other times since 2012. Last year, they didn't score 30 once. That the offensive spark would come from Mike White and Josh Johnson only makes it better. New York topped 480 yards of total offense in both games. It hadn't done that once in more than three years, going back to 2018, and hadn't done it twice in any season since 2000. Sets the bar impossibly high for rookie Zach Wilson, whenever he returns to game action.

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