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2011 NFL Standings - Jets Drop Three Straight, Giants In Second Place

The fifth week of the NFL season has come to a conclusion. Find out how the Jets and Giants currently stand in the AFC and NFC East respectively.

Rex Ryan of the New York Jets paces the sidelines moments before the start of a game with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rex Ryan of the New York Jets paces the sidelines moments before the start of a game with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The fifth week of the NFL seasons has come to a conclusion. Some teams that were expected to make a huge splash this season have yet to mesh, while others are exceeding the expectations. In the AFC East, the Jets continue to to come up short to their divisional rivals in the New England Patriots. This is not only their third straight loss this season but also their third straight game where they've allowed opponents to score 30 points or more. Now, 2-3 in the season, they are in third place in the AFC East and 0-3 on the road.

In the NFC East, the New York Giants had the opportunity to take sole possession of the top of the division with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys both on a bye week. Riding a three game winning streak into the Seattle Seahawks game, they had plenty of momentum with a gelling offense and defense. A late forth quarter collapse where they gave up 20 points cost them the game. The loss was the second of the season and the first time they allowed over 30 points in a game. Now 3-2 and a bye week coming up, they've given the Dallas Cowboys a shot at sharing second in the division.

In the AFC East, both the Bills and Patriots are 4-1 sharing first place, the Jets are 2-3, and the Miami Dolphins are 0-4. The NFC East has the Washington Redskins in first place at 4-0, the Giants 3-2 in second place, Dallas 2-2, and the Philadelphia Eagles are 1-4.