After six weeks, there is only one winless team left in the NFL: the New York Jets. You would think that stat says it all, but it doesn’t.
No, we have to look further to explore the depths of the Jets’ ineptitude. There’s a reason why, in a league full of awful teams, including one in their own backyard, the Jets have clearly been the NFL’s worst outfit this year.
Consider these two stats unearthed in the last two days. One illustrates just how abysmal the Jets’ offense has been. Not only do they not score points, they don’t even really put themselves in position to do so.
Every team in the NFL has run at least 10 plays at the goal line. Except the Jets. They've run 2.
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) October 20, 2020
Now, let’s take a look at the second stat, which compares the 2020 Jets to the 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns, the only two teams in NFL history to go 0-16. Many are pegging the Jets to suffer the same fate, and as of now, they are on a worse pace than either of those squads were.
New York has by far the worst point differential of the three through six games.
Point differentials through first 6 games
2008 #Lions (0-16): -90
2017 #Browns (0-16): -63
2020 #Jets: -110
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) October 20, 2020
Things aren’t getting any easier for the Jets either. In the next three weeks, they play the Bills, Chiefs and Patriots.
There are few, if any, chances at a win left on the schedule. But there is light at the end of this dark tunnel, and it is the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft and the right to take Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Right now, the Jets seem like they are a near-lock to secure that prize.