Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: Jets Up, Giants Down

Sep 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the 4th quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Another weekend of football is in the books and we still don’t quite know what’s going on with our beloved New York football teams. The New York Jets still haven’t officially named Geno Smith their starter for the season — even after a 331 yard, two touchdown performance; and the New York Giants are still winless.

Before the season started, NFL’s power rankings ranked the Jets at No. 32. Forget that there are definitely worse teams in the league, let’s just put the bumbling Jets in last place for no real valid reason. The rankings were more kind to the other New York team. The Giants went into the season ranked at No. 12. The only concern was their defense and if it would be the dominant power it was once.

Well, that has all changed three weeks later. ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 4 have the Giants dropping to No. 29, and the Jets moving up to No. 18.

In three games, the Giants lead the league in turnovers with 13, and this past week, they got rolled over by the Carolina Panthers, losing to Cam Newton and co., 38-0.

The Jets have improved in ranking, but the league and ESPN still aren’t taking gang green seriously. Yes, they obviously need some work on their offense, but their defense has been on top of its game so far; rookie quarterback Geno Smith is still committing turnovers, but he came up big when the team needed him. Smith passed for 331 yards, two touchdowns through the air and one on the ground, against the Buffalo Bills.

Let’s see if the Jets can keep up their hot streak against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday and if the Giants can get their first win of the season this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Topics: New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, NFL Power Rankings

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