Power Rankings: Raiders' road loss leads to a drop in the rankings

Simply put, the Oakland Raiders didn't show up at MetLife Stadium, falling to the New York Jets 34-3. The Silver and Black's journey to the East Coast wasn't necessarily a must win, but it wasn't a game they should've dropped. The team will now travel to Kansas City to face the division-rival Chiefs, where Derek Carr has gone 0-5 in his career. Perhaps this is the week he finally slays his demons.

Here are the Week 13 Power Rankings:

Current Ranking: 13

Previous Ranking: 12

Analysis:

The Raiders pulled a total no-show at the Meadowlands on Sunday, dominated on both sides of the ball in a 34-3 loss to the Jets. Perhaps this always made sense as a trap game for the Raiders, who have the Chiefs at Arrowhead this week, but the cold truth is that Oakland isn't good enough to look past any opponent. Few teams are. "We dropped passes. Hell, we dropped four center-QB exchanges in the second half. We missed tackles. We missed field goals," Jon Gruden said, ticking off transgressions. "I'm really disappointed in it." How disappointed was the head coach? He pulled Derek Carr from the game late in the third quarter with the Raiders trailing by 31 points. Josh Jacobs rode the pine with his quarterback. Suddenly, the Silver & Black appear extremely vulnerable, with the Chiefs looking to deliver a divisional deathblow on Sunday.

Current Ranking: 17

Previous Ranking: 15

Analysis:

This Raiders rookie class might be the best in franchise history in terms of instant impact. Consider: Oakland's rookies rank first among all NFL rookie classes in rushing yards, receptions, scrimmage yards, touchdowns and sacks. Running back Josh Jacobs has rushed for 957 yards; defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell have 7.5 and 3.5 sacks, respectively; and tight end Foster Moreau has four TD catches. It almost makes up for Sunday's embarrassing 34-3 loss at the Jets. Almost.

Current Ranking: 13

Previous Ranking: 12

Analysis:

There was no more damaging loss on Sunday than the Raiders laying that egg against the Jets. With a trip to Kansas City coming up next week, a 6-4 start can turn into 6-6 in a hurry. The Raiders can still get a wild-card spot, but it's a lot dicier now.

Current Ranking: 20

Previous Ranking: 13

Analysis:

The Raiders were dominated in every way Sunday. Oakland barely cleared 200 yards of total offense and managed just 3.1 yards per carry. On defense, the Raiders were gashed for 401 yards, allowed over 300 yards through the air and couldn't generate any pass rush against one of the most porous offensive lines in the NFL.

This game was supposed to be a tune-up of sorts ahead of a huge Week 13 showdown with the Chiefs at Arrowhead. Instead, the Raiders got tuned up and look a lot more like an also-ran than a legit contender.

Current Ranking: 15

Previous Ranking: 9

Analysis:

What happened against the Jets? Did they get caught looking ahead to the Chiefs? Their season could hinge on that outcome.

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