- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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A weekly examination of the Jets' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 32 | Last Week: 18 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Jets dropped four spots. When you go on the road and get run out of the building by a team forced to play its backup quarterback for the last 26 minutes, what do you expect? The Jets' 38-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans was a back-to-reality check. Actually, the Jets are lucky they didn't fall into the mid-20s.
Not surprisingly, the Jets are second lowest among the 2-2 teams, ahead of only the Buffalo Bills (No. 23), whom they defeated in Week 3. Next up for the Jets are the Atlanta Falcons, still living off last season's success -- at least in the eyes of our distinguished panel of voters. The Falcons are 1-3, yet there they are at No. 16, the second-highest sub-.500 team in the rankings.