Sup guys, tough loss this weekend, hopefully Jeff Ireland and Joe Philbin can get together and figure out how to fix the Dolphin’s dismal offensive line during the bye week. For now, we’ll have to make do with the Week 5 edition of the AFC East Power Rankings. As always feel free to shoot me any comments or questions you may have about the Dolphins or Fantasy Football on my twitter @thecuffester.
1. New England Patriots (4-1) -0
New England’s usually overwhelming offense has looked stagnant and at times even non-existent so far in the 2013 season. But the defense looks good and with Gronk coming back Brady and co. should begin to turn things around. They certainly haven’t looked the part of an AFC Championship team but the Patriots have cobbled together a 4-1 record and maintain their number one spot in the power rankings
2. New York Jets (3-2) +2
I’m not ready to say I was wrong about Geno Smith yet, but he looked very impressive in the Jets’ 30-28 win in Atlanta. I still don’t think this team has what it takes on offense to be considered a playoff team but Jets fans should be happy with their 3-2 start. By the way, the Falcons are 1-4, if you saw that coming you’re most likely living it up in Vegas right now, Congratulations.
3. Miami Dolphins (3-2) -1
Look, I’m not happy about the loss at home against Baltimore, but too many people are forgetting that many of the sharps thought the Dolphins would be 1-4 after the brutal schedule stretch the team just endured. Most Phins fans would have been happy at the beginning of the season if you had told them they would be 3-2 at this point. This being said, it has become very, very apparent the Dolphins aren’t going to compete in the playoffs with their current offensive line. Miami has given up 24 sacks so far this season, the most in the NFL. It’s not clear exactly what action Jeff Ireland and Joe Philbin should take yet but something needs to be done. I’m thinking its trade time…
4. Buffalo Bills (2-3) -1
Any hopes the Bills had of finishing with a .500 or better record disappeared the moment EJ Manuel went down with a sprained knee in their loss to Cleveland. The rumors are that he will be out around 6-8 weeks. The Bills named Thad Lewis their starter for Week 6. Ouch. Look, the Bills have a bright future and an underrated defense but fans should recognize that this isn’t going to be their year.