On Sunday the AFC East played each other. All four teams faced off in a division game including the Miami Dolphins who faced the New England Patriots.
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This year the Tom Brady-less Patriots were supposed to give the rest of the East a four game headstart. At least that is what many predicted prior to the season. It hasn’t quite gone that way.
New England 2-0
The Patriots looked as if Tom Brady had been on the field in a different jersey. Jimmy Garoppolo led the Patriots offense to three early touchdowns and put the Patriots up 24-0 at one point in the first half.
Despite a second half near implode, the Patriots hung on for their 2nd win. The Patriots lost Garoppolo late in the 2nd quarter but LeGarrette Blount was more than capable of churning yards and eating up the clock against a weak Miami defense.
Next: Thursday night against the Houston Texans. Garoppolo will be questionable.
New York Jets 1-1
The Jets faced the Bills on Thursday night in Orchard Park. What was an early yawner turned into a shootout that saw the Jets move to 1-1 on the season with a 37-31 victory.
New York was able to run over the Bills offensively on the legs of Matt Forte and the arm of Ryan Fitzpatrick who carved the Bills for 374 yards.
Next: A trip to Kansas City
Buffalo Bills 0-2
The Bills got three touchdowns from Tyrod Taylor but still came up short as the Bills defense couldn’t stop the Jets offense. Despite the offensive output of 31 points, the Bills fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman. They say it was not a surprise but the 31 points on the board and the 37 points on the board for New York might make you think Rex Ryan’s brother should have been the one to go.
Next: The Bills will stay home to face the Arizona Cardinals
Miami Dolphins 0-2
Another first half of poor play dooms what could have been yet another upset. The Dolphins slow start offensively is only masked by the putrid play of the Dolphins defense that can’t seem to stop anyone. Especially when it counts.
With the Dolphins in position to tie the game late and momentum clearly on their side, the Dolphins defense imploded allowing LeGarrette Blount to chew clock and yards on the Patriots final offensive possession. Thus leaving Ryan Tannehill some but not a lot of time to work with.
Next: The Dolphins will return home for the first time this season to face the Cleveland Browns