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Are the Jets going to go 0-16 this season?

The Jets are abysmal and it’s hard to see them winning any games this season. They are on track for the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft order as Week 6 comes to a close.

Emmanuel Ogbah #91 of the Miami Dolphins tackles quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets for the sack during the second half of their game at Hard Rock Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Jets stink. This is not a shocking revelation, but in Week 6 they were once again a disaster. The Dolphins shut them out 24-0, and this game was never competitive. The Jets point differential now sits at -110, with the Jaguars next closest at -56.

We’ll be tracking draft order throughout the season, and at the moment, the Jets hold the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. They’re only one game worse than five teams, but it feels like the difference is astronomical. The 1-5 teams including the Giants, Falcons, Jaguars, Vikings, and Washington. All have serious flaws, but none seems nearly as awful as the Jets.

The question right now is if the Jets will even win a game this season. Looking at the rest of their 2020 schedule, it’s hard to find a win from the remaining ten games:

Week 7: vs. Bills
Week 8: @ Chiefs
Week 9: vs. Patriots
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: @ Chargers
Week 12: vs. Dolphins
Week 13: vs. Raiders
Week 14: @ Seahawks
Week 15: @ Rams
Week 16: vs. Browns
Week 17: @ Patriots

The Chargers in Week 11 and the Raiders at home in Week 13 make sense. The Chargers appear committed to rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, and there will be growing pains. The Raiders are coming off a stunning upset of the Chiefs at Arrowhead, but they are a team who can crap the bed on occasion. Some folks think the home game against the Browns would be one to consider. The Browns have shown they’re not ready for quality opposition — getting thumped by Baltimore and Pittsburgh — but they’ve impressed against inferior opposition.

All of this is to say, I wish I had gotten some action on Jets to go 0-16 because I just don’t see them winning a game. Getting receiver help back is a big plus, but I just don’t see Breshad Perriman’s return being the difference-maker for them moving forward.

Here’s the draft order for the top ten teams, all of whom have zero wins or one win through Week 6. We’ll start adding teams with two wins later in the season. SOS, the tiebreaker, comes via Tankathon.

  1. New York Jets: 0-6, .593
  2. Washington Football Team: 1-5, .494
  3. New York Giants: 1-5, .533
  4. Atlanta Falcons: 1-5, .570
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: 1-5, .572
  6. Minnesota Vikings: 1-5, .580
  7. Miami Dolphins — from Houston Texans: 1-5, .601
  8. Los Angeles Chargers: 1-4, .466
  9. Philadelphia Eagles: 1-4-1, .511
  10. Cincinnati Bengals: 1-4-1, .533