NFL Power Rankings: Beard Trimmed Down, Jets' Ratings Shape Up

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ESPN.com
ESPN's Power Panel: Group of More Than 80 Writers, Editors & TV Personalities
Jets No. 12 (Up 4)
After a four-touchdown effort Sunday, Ryan Fitzpatrick has 20 for the season. If he averages two per game over the final five, he'll set the Jets' single-season touchdown record (29, Vinny Testaverde).

Bleacher Report
Sean Tomlinson, NFL Analyst
Jets No. 12 (Up 2)
(Brandon) Marshall finished with 131 receiving yards on nine catches and was on the other end for two of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's four touchdown passes.

CBS Sports
Pat Kirwan, NFL Insider
Jets No. 13 (Up 7)
I was really impressed by what the Jets did on defense on Sunday, playing without Darrelle Revis. This system calls on blitzes more than 50 percent of the time, which means you have to be able to play man coverage without your best man cover corner. They did it and got back in the playoff discussion.

SI.com
Peter King, The MMQB
Jets No. 13 (Up 6)
I should have written a good chunk about the best I'd ever seen Ryan Fitzpatrick—his Sunday performance against Miami, featuring the beautiful music he made with Brandon Marshall downfield.

CBS Sports
Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Jets No. 13 (Up 5)
Their season could be on the line against the Giants. They will need another big game from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fox Sports
Dan Schneier
Jets No. 13 (Up 4)
…Ryan Fitzpatrick became the first Jets quarterback in 13 years to throw for four touchdowns and no interceptions.

NFL.com
Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst
Jets No. 14 (Up 1)
The power of the razor and a douse of shaving cream is formidable, apparently. Ryan Fitzpatrick took down his beard before playing a clean game of football, sans a turnover versus the Dolphins.

Yahoo Sports
Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
Jets No. 14 (Down 2)
Ryan Fitzpatrick will never be allowed to grow The Beard again now that the Jets have broken out of their slump.

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