We're almost a quarter of the way through the 2015-16 season, and the AFC East has been pretty interesting to watch. From the dominance of the Patriots to the ineptitude of the Dolphins, there's a lot to talk about.
How did each team in the division fare this week? Let's find out.
1. Patriots - There's no way this top spot changes at all this year unless they get hit with an unfathomable amount of injuries. As pretty much everyone expected, the Patriots obliterated the Jaguars, and it was basically over as soon as they scored on their first possession. In fact, the Patriots scored on all nine drives Tom Brady played in on Sunday. Yes, they beat the lowly Jaguars, but that's still impressive. Speaking of Brady, congratulations to him, as he threw his 400th touchdown pass in this game. New England played well on both sides of the ball, despite the defense giving up a few big gains through the air. The Brandon Weeden-lead Dallas Cowboys will be the next unfortunate soul to face the wrath of Brady.
2. Bills - Buffalo got back in the win column on Sunday with a blowout win over the hapless Dolphins. Tyrod Taylor was excellent, completing 21 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three scores. He averaged 9.6 yards per play. Rookie running back Karlos Williams also had another nice game and is quickly establishing himself as a legitimate NFL back. The defense compiled three interceptions, 4 sacks and scored a touchdown. I was down on the Bills' defense last week because of how they looked against New England, but my feeling is this most recent showing against Miami is a more accurate depiction of what they're capable of.
3. Jets - They lost to an Eagles team that was desperate for a win, although they nearly came back. Darrelle Revis didn't finish the game for the second straight week and the Jets dug themselves an early hole when they went down 24-0. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions (although two of them weren't really his fault), Brandon Marshall had that unbelievably dumb turnover, and if it weren't for the Eagles not capitalizing on two second half turnovers, the Jets wouldn't have had a shot to come back. Also consider the Eagles were without the likes of Kiko Alonso, Mychael Kendricks and DeMarco Murray, which should have heavily favored the Jets. That makes this loss look worse.
4. Dolphins - This is just getting comical. There aren't many situations in which a Week 3 game should be a must-win, but considering the Dolphins barely beat Washington in Week 1 and lost to Jacksonville in Week 2, it would have behooved them to have a strong showing in their home opener against a solid team and a divisional opponent. Instead, they fell flat on their face. They went down 27-0 at halftime and couldn't muster any offense until the latter stages of the third quarter. Ryan Tannehill was really sub-par, as he threw three interceptions to go along with two touchdown passes, Lamar Miller once again made me seriously regret wasting a fantasy draft pick on him, and their defense got lit up. Their next game is against the Jets in London and they need to win that one if they want to salvage their season.
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