The Jets saw a slight dip in some – but not all – of the rankings this week following the loss to the Pats. Check out what pundits around the league have to say about the Green & White including Peter King's bold prediction.
Peter King, The MMQB
Jets No. 6 (Down 1)
Prediction: Jets will be 10-4 when they play the Pats in New Jersey two days after Christmas.
Elliot Harrison, NFL Media analyst
Jets No. 7 (No Change)
No drop for the Jets, based on their valiant effort on the road.
Pat Kirwan, NFL Insider
Jets No. 7 (Down 2)
The loss at New England didn't harm the Jets too badly. But it absolutely made Sunday's game against the Raiders much more important.
Jets No. 7 (Down 2)
Whereas Rex Ryan used to treat games against the Patriots like the fate of the world depended on them, Todd Bowles consistently brushed off the matchup as just one of 16 to play this regular season. That approach could come in handy this week, as the Jets try to rebound from the loss on a tough road trip out to Oakland.
ESPN's Power Panel: Group of More Than 80 Writers, Editors & TV Personalities
Jets No. 8 (No Change)
The Jets are averaging 170.1 rushing yards in their four wins this season. They were held under 100 yards in each of their two losses, averaging 68.0 rushing yards in those games.
Jets No. 8 (Down 2)
Ryan Fitzpatrick's ability to complete short and intermediate passes on third downs has allowed the Jets to control the time of possession, and his skill position players have helped him finish off drives -- the Jets have the NFL's third-highest, red-zone touchdown percentage.
Brent Sobleski, NFL Analyst
Jets No. 9 (Down 1)
Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots was hard on the New York Jets. An opportunity existed to stand up to the dominating presence in the AFC East, and the Jets came up short. New York is one of the league's better teams at this point, and it will have an opportunity to redeem itself later in the season.
Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Jets No. 9 (Down 3)
They showed well at New England, but that isn't good enough to win the division. Todd Bowles still has this team heading in the right direction.
Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
Jets No. 10 (Down 2)
Chris Ivory was really banged up on Sunday with a hamstring injury. He averaged just 2.4 yards per attempt. Maybe if he was healthy, the Jets could have finished the upset.