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NFL Power Rankings: 9-5 Jets Remain in Top Third

The Green & White Have Forced a League-High 12 Takeaways on Third Down

Chris Burke
Jets No. 9 (No Change)
The 1985 Broncos and 2008 Patriots are the two teams to miss the playoffs despite posting an 11-5 record. Courtesy of the Steelers' Sunday rally (and the wild-card tiebreakers), the Jets could become the third, should they knock off New England and Buffalo to wrap the regular season.

CBS Sports
Pat Kirwan, NFL Insider
Jets No. 10 (No Change)
The Jets keep winning, but it may be too little too late. They could finish 11-5 and out of the playoffs and make a case for my proposal of having seven teams make the playoffs in each conference.

CBS Sports
Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Jets No. 10 (No Change)
They could finish 11-5 and not make the playoffs. That would hurt. First things first: A home game with the Patriots.
Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst
Jets No. 10 (No Change)
The deal down in Dallas was much tighter than many league observers expected, but the Jets put themselves in position to win as a team, then delivered. The defense held the fort. Kudos to Eric Decker, who has 10 tuds on the season. Most consistent WR duo, Decker and Marshall are. #footballYoda
ESPN's Power Panel: Group of More Than 80 Writers, Editors & TV Personalities
Jets No. 10 (No Change)
The Jets have clinched their first winning season since 2010 but are the "odd man out" of the AFC playoffs. ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) gives the Jets a 26% chance to make the playoffs.

Fox Sports
Dan Schneier
Jets No. 10 (No Change)
With arguably the best 1-2 punch at wide receiver, there's no reason to believe that Fitzpatrick can't keep the momentum going through the end of the season.

Yahoo Sports
Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
Jets No. 11 (No Change)
Ryan Fitzpatrick just turned 33. He has 3,428 yards and 26 touchdown passes this year, and has played pretty well.

Bleacher Report
Sean Tomlinson, NFL Analyst
Jets No. 11 (Down 1)
The New York Jets fall slightly even after a win because they struggled against a Dallas Cowboys team that was determined to lose.

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