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The best team in the NFL through a quarter of the season are the New York Jets. After losing the first game of the season and looking like a complete embarrassment, they have become the most elite team in the league.
I'm not just saying that because I write for the Jets, but there are plenty of stats and points to back it up. So far, the Jets are the only team to go 3-0 in a division. Two of those wins came on the road.
They're quarterback Mark Sanchez has eight touchdowns and zero interceptions, and is ranked fourth in the NFL in passer rating.
The Jets have gone 3-1 without Darrelle Revis for the majority of the time, and without Calvin Pace and Santonio Holmes at all this season. Those three guys all return this week, giving the Jets three star acquisitions, already sitting atop the AFC East.
With an offense playing stunningly solid football, with LaDainian Tomlinson performing like his Chargers days, and with Dustin Keller emerging as an elite tight end, the Jets are on their way to perhaps they're best season in ages. They are the best team with the most talent in football.
Projected finish: 12-4, first in AFC East, division champions