Week 6 Power Rankings: Knocking on the door

NFL: New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons

The Week 6 Power Rankings are out as of yesterday.  See who’s saying what about the Jets.

ESPN Power Rankings: 18th (Last week – 22nd)
Comments: Geno Smith has a league-high three game-winning drives in five career games. Smith was 4-for-4 for 37 yards with an 8-yard scramble on the final drive Monday.

CBS Sports Power Rankings: 15th (20th)
Prisco’s Comments: Don’t look now, but the Jets are in second place, a game out of first place. That defensive front is nasty.

FOX Sports Power Rankings: 18th (21st)
Billick’s Comments: Muhammad Wilkerson is quickly becoming as difficult an inside presence as there is in the NFL. He was unblockable last night and showed up on nearly every play.

NBC Sports / PFT Power Rankings: 16th (25th)
Florio’s Comments: Maybe busting up Mark Sanchez’s shoulder in the preseason was the smartest move Rex Ryan ever made.

Yahoo! Sports Power Rankings17th (21st)
Schwab’s Comments: This is the Geno Smith everyone saw in the first half of last season at West Virginia, when he looked like a surefire future franchise quarterback.

NFL.com Power Rankings: 15th (24th)
Harrison’s Comments: That was a real nice last drive, Geno Smith. Completion, completion, completion, big scramble for first down, and then another completion a couple of plays later. Dude, Muhammad Wilkerson was unblockable Monday night.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

We all know what the defense is going to be for the Jets, it comes down to whether or not the offense can limit the turnovers and penalties to keep the defense out of short field position.  Monday night was the first turnover free game from Geno Smith and it resulted in a convincing win over a former NFC Championship contender.

The Falcons are not the team that many expected, but they still have some excellent players and the Jets did well to limit them.  Next up, the Steelers are winless through four games, but will be coming off a much needed bye and this Week 6 game is one where the Jets would be wise to stockpile another win now before they take on the roughest stretch of the season with the Bengals, Patriots and Saints before their break.