State of the AFC East: Week 6
State of the AFC East

Buffalo Bills (4-2)

Bad news for the Bills as they lost 31-34 to the Titans on Monday Night Football.  They were a 6 point favorite heading into the night, as they had 2 shutouts on the year and were coming off of a 4 game streak of scoring at least 35 points.  They were exposed in the trenches a bit as the Titans out gained them on the ground 146 yards to 82 yards.  The Titans also sacked Allen 3 times while Tannehill stayed on his feet the whole game.  The good news is, despite all of that, the Bills had the ball within 3 yards of the end zone with a chance to win the game and Allen ended up slipping on a QB sneak.  More good news, the Bills get a bye week to regroup and then they have very weak opponents the next 3 games so they should be looking at a 7 and 2 record.

New England Patriots (2-4)

The bad news is that the Patriots are coming off of a tough overtime loss to the Cowboys at home as they were defeated 35-29.  It was a crazy game, as the Cowboys had 567 yards of offense to the Patriots’ 335.  Dak threw 230 yards more than Mac and yet the game was still close due to turnovers by the Cowboys.  The good news is they get to play the Jets next week at home.

New York Jets(1-4)

The good news is that Jet fans didn’t have to suffer in week 6 as they had a bye.  They had a tough 27-20 loss to the Falcons in the previous week out in London.  The major issue for the Jets has been their inability to get any offensive production in the first half, specifically in the first quarter.  They have shown flashes of promise in every facet but are still learning how to put it all together as they are the youngest team in the NFL.  They will be visiting the Patriots in New England next week and I would expect them to come out guns blazing as they try to emphasize a first quarter score.  The bad news is there is a massive gap in the coaching matchup

Miami Dolphins(1-5)

Bad news, the Dolphins are now on a 5 game losing streak since their week 1 win against the Patriots.  Good news, this past Sunday Tua returned from injury to play in the NFL’s second game across the pond this year.  Unfortunately they were the victims of Urban Meyer’s first win as Jaguars head coach.    Tua threw an interception and then followed it with a very nice 91 yard touchdown drive where he showed good command.  Miami was up by 10 and only handed the ball off 17 times, while throwing 47 times throughout the game.  Poor defense and coaching lost them the game.  Good news, they see the Falcons next, who have been far from stellar.  Bad news, they face the Bills the following week and if they lose both, then a team who had playoff aspirations before the season started will now have high draft pick aspirations.