State of the AFC East: Week 8
State of the AFC East

Buffalo Bills (5-2)

It took the Bills a whole half to get it together but they ended up pulling out the win against a struggling Miami Dolphins team.  Josh Allen was a problem, as he was able to elude pass rushers and scramble for positive plays.  Bills should continue to roll as they continue to look good on both sides of the ball and they have the Jacksonville Jaguars up next.

New England Patriots (4-4)

The Patriots are now on a 2 game win streak as they are coming off of a 27-24 road win against the Chargers.  The Patriots were the underdog as they were visiting a very good Charger team that had two weeks to prepare for them.  The difference in this game was former Charger safety Adrian Phillips who was able to pick off Herbert 2 times, one of which went back to the house.  This was a good win for the Patriots as they had only beaten the Jets and Texans prior to this.  They will look to keep this momentum as long as Jones can continue to play turnover free football and move the chains on 3rd down.  They’ll visit the 4-4 Carolina Panthers who have been struggling offensively with CMC being injured.

New York Jets (2-5)

The Jets are coming off of a stunning upset as they were able to defeat the Bengals in a comeback victory by a score of 34-31.  Jets number 2 QB, Mike White, lit up the Bengals defense as he threw 37/45 for 405 yards, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions.  He should have been 40/45, 4 TDs and 0 interceptions, but Mims dropped a TD, and both interceptions were tipped.  The Jets were able to limit Jamar Chase to 3 catches and were able to pull out the win despite the turnovers.  Mike White will still have to have some magic left in the tank as the Jets face off against the heavily favored Colts in Indianapolis on Thursday Night Football.

Miami Dolphins (1-7)

The Dolphins dropped their 7th straight game in a row as they lost to the Bills 26-11.  With only 205 yards and an interception through the air, and an average of only 3 yards a carry, the Dolphins couldn’t get anything going on offense.  The futures of Tua and Flores are certainly in question right now but they look to bounce back as they host the Houston Texans who are also having an awful season. 

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