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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 16 New York Jets

By Rich Cimini

A weekly examination of the Jets' ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 32 | Last Week: 15 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

The Jets are the ultimate middle-of-the-road team. At 4-4, they're exactly where you'd expect them to be: No. 16 overall. Simple, right? We're not talking nuclear physics here.

Our esteemed panel of voters must have chalked up the 49-9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to an aberration, because it cost the Jets only one spot in the rankings. Maybe the panel ... you know, actually likes the Jets. It's not often you can hold relatively steady with a 40-point loss.

Next up: The New Orleans Saints (6-1), ranked No. 5.