AFC East now has Dolphins on top, Jets with tiebreaker over Bills, Patriots last

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The AFC East race looks nothing like what anyone expected.

The Bills, who throughout this season have been the favorites not just to win their division but to win the Super Bowl, are currently sitting in third place in the AFC East.

The Dolphins, who improved to 7-3 with today’s win over the Browns, are currently the first-place team.

The Jets and Bills are both 6-3 and tied for second, but the Jets own the tiebreaker thanks to their head-to-head win over the Bills last week.

And the Patriots are in last place at 5-4. The Patriots haven’t finished in last place in the AFC East since 2000, when it was a five-team division and they finished fifth in Bill Belichick’s first season as head coach, before Tom Brady was their starting quarterback. It was a long time ago, but a last-place finish could be coming again.

The season is far from over and the Bills may still be the favorites to wind up on top. But the Bills in third place after Week 10 is a major surprise that no one saw coming before the season.

47 responses to “AFC East now has Dolphins on top, Jets with tiebreaker over Bills, Patriots last

  1. Phins look good – both both they & the Jets still have to go to Buffalo, and either would have to sweep this Buffalo team to retain their position.

    Not liking where the Bills are right now. But, it can be more fun when they have to fight, and probably better experience for the playoffs. Hoping for a run similar to what they did in ’20 after the Hail Murray.

  2. Simms must be eating lots of crow right now with how harsh he has been when talking about Tua. Go Fins!

  3. The AFC east is a horse race they are all neck and neck heading into the back stretch. With games left to be played against each other its gonna be a battle to see who wins the division.

  4. Lol!!

    Pats to beat the Jets next week and then what are people going to do?

    I am literally in tears!

  5. Pump those brakes a little – let’s put 3 more games in the rear view mirror for our AFC-E before anybody should start crowing about playoff seeding.
    And YES – I and a lot of folks know deep down the playoffs STILL go thru Buffalo…unless of course something drastic happens to the Bills. Miami seems to be a real threat IF Tua can stay healthy & if their Defense plays like they did today – fast & loose.
    The Jest’s & Patsy’s will both be playing for draft position by the end of this season & possibly spoiler.

  6. Pats have a chance now with a game left against Jets and Dolphins and 2 games left against the Bills. So if it’s going to happen, it needs to happen now. But it’s all there for the taking.

  7. Could be one of those situations that is the best thing for the Bills. Suffering through some adversity. Can help bring a team together. As we enter into the cooler months it will be interesting to see if the Dolphins implode.

  8. touchback6 says:
    November 13, 2022 at 6:21 pm
    Lol!!

    Pats to beat the Jets next week and then what are people going to do?

    I am literally in tears!

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    You’re a Pats fan and they’re dead last in the division. Of course you’re in tears

  9. The Bills peaked too early. Real football starts in November.
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    You keep saying that, but the Patriots are still in last place.

  10. touchback6 says:
    November 13, 2022 at 6:21 pm
    Lol!!

    Pats to beat the Jets next week and then what are people going to do?

    I am literally in tears!

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    I can tell you (P) who won’t be (A) winning (T) the AFC East (S)……..

  11. It willl come down to Buffalo and Miami….both will make the playoffs, not sure who wins the division

    Pats aren’t playoff bound. Jones Is struggling and the schedule isn’t favorable

    Are the Jets the team that beat Buffalo or the team that lost to NE? I do t think they’ll be consistent enough to win the division, might be a wildcard though. Their defense is really good but their qb is so up and down

  12. Isn’t it funny that Brady played in the AFC East during a time it was the worst division in sports over almost 20 years… and now he’s playing in a dog pile of a division again. Lol

    Yeah I will never and I really do mean NEVER acknowledge this guy as the greatest.

    #MostOverratedAthleteInSportsHistory
    #AlsoSuspendedForCheating

  13. 7 and 3 is not bad for a team with the 29th ranked QB in the NFL as been quoted a lot by Chris Simms and his crew all year….and yes I’m keeping reciepts…..apologies coming Chris?

  14. Dolphins just keep winning with Tua. Him and Tyreek have torn out the hearts of the naysayers in just 10 games. This is a much needed bye week. Waiting to hear the progress that Byron Jones can make. Both Chubb and Wilson are looking like fantastic trades. Here’s to hoping we can stay healthy the rest of the way. The Browns can be sneaky. They run the ball extremely well and the defense stepped up. This is a good statement win.

  15. When you go to sleep tonight, all four AFC East teams will be sitting in playoff spots. Of course there is a long way to go. It’s comical people are dissing NE for being 5-4 and having a playoff seed for now. They are literally a game out of first place, and their offense has not been consistent. There is time for them to improve that going forward, but they do have the NFL’s toughest schedule remaining. So odds are against, but, should they turn it into a dog fight it will not be a total surprise. They still have teeth. They can run the ball, play defense, and play good special teams (but fix the punter please). The offense has the ability to be more consistent. They have struggled due to o-line play and trying to be more of a down field throwing team. There have been growing pains for sure, and the injury to Mac derailed progress, but they could still come together and focus on the things they are good at. Tie breakers will be a factor here. The Patriots have games against all three AFC East teams at home as well as one in Boffalo. All four teams have good conference records with three of them having just 2 losses, where the Jets have three losses and they have to play in NE next week. The Jets also have games @Buff, @Minn, @Sea, @Mia to go with that game @NE. If I were placing bets I’d bet on the Jets to pull into the station in last place. Buffalo gets the Jets and Miami at home, with a home game vs NE as well. Miami has road trips to San Fran and LA (Chargers) and a trip to Buffalo and NE. So I believe Buffalo will rebound and likely take 1st in the division as expected. The Dolphins and Patriots might fight it out for 2nd if the Patriots get more consistent on offense, which is a big if, so I’d have to slot Miami in as #2. Pat’s #3, and Jet’s #4, possibly in a tie breaker with the Patriots having an edge there, and possibly with all four making the playoffs. If that happens, three AFC East teams would be on the road for Wild Card Weekend, and they’d all have a shot at winning. It would be crazy if the Divisional round was all four AFC East teams.

  16. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm
    Isn’t it funny that Brady played in the AFC East during a time it was the worst division in sports over almost 20 years… and now he’s playing in a dog pile of a division again. Lol

    Yeah I will never and I really do mean NEVER acknowledge this guy as the greatest.

    #MostOverratedAthleteInSportsHistory
    #AlsoSuspendedForCheating

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    Think harder

  17. . The Dolphins and Patriots might fight it out for 2nd if the Patriots get more consistent on offense, which is a big if, so I’d have to slot Miami in as #2. Pat’s #3, and Jet’s #4, possibly in a tie breaker with the Patriots having an edge there
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    Jones needs to be a lot better than he’s been for that to happen. Goes without saying.

  18. Bills have the Clowns, Lions, Patsies, and Jetz coming up. Should be 10-3 after that time and in driver’s seat of AFC East.

  19. If the bills HC and OC can stop making extremely dumb decisions they will still win this division considering they have the jets, fins and pats at home in December and January. I’m pretty certain KC will have the 1 seed since they have a more favorable schedule, but heck Miami might be in the mix for that too. All i know is as a bills fan like I’ve been saying all year..sloow down… this is not a juggernaut team.. let’s see how the best two weeks play out and then the afc east gauntlet begins for all 4 teams. Gotta love the drama the nfl gives us with the late season schedules..

  20. Isn’t it funny that Brady played in the AFC East during a time it was the worst division in sports over almost 20 years…

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    It is quite simple : Bills, Dolphins and Jets had to spend tons of resources on defense to stop Brady, and still failed, even with the squad given by BeliCHEAP.

  21. William Lee says:
    November 13, 2022 at 8:35 pm
    Isn’t it funny that Brady played in the AFC East during a time it was the worst division in sports over almost 20 years…

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    It is quite simple : Bills, Dolphins and Jets had to spend tons of resources on defense to stop Brady, and still failed, even with the squad given by BeliCHEAP.

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    Actually, if you check the records of Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets versus the rest of the NFL, you would see that the AFC East was not a doormat. Too much is made of it that Brady had it easy. There had never been a great coach without a good Qb, but a lot mediocre Qb’s with bad coaches. It takes both to be good.

  22. I’m glad the bye week is here.It will give me time to get other things done.I even volunteered to work next Sunday since there won’t be anything else to do.Let’s go Dolphins

  23. Whoever made the decision to hire Mike McDaniel should get a long term contract and a fat raise.. Mike’s offense is arguably one of the three best in the NFL right along with Kansas City and Philadelphia.. Mike has resurrected Tua Tagovailoa’s career which was on life support going into this season.. McDaniel is a brilliant offensive mind and obviously has the chops to develop confidence in his QB, a key to success at the position.. They need to get faster and more talented on defense going forward but are certainly good enough to get hot in January and run the table. They are not alone in that respect but definitely a team to be reckoned with at Playoff time..

  24. Actually, if you check the records of Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets versus the rest of the NFL, you would see that the AFC East was not a doormat. Too much is made of it that Brady had it easy.

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    It is easy because Brady was able to produce top offense with the cheap squad given by BeliCHEAP, which allowed Belichick spending a lot on defense.

    — If Pats had an average offense, what would it be like? YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHICH CAME FIRST.

    BTW, did you watch Packers vs Cowboys, 49ers vs Chargers? Imagine Cowboys and Chargers had a QB who could have delivered when game was on the line, how good their stupid coaches would look like? Genius, wouldn’t they?

    You people talk like it is very easy to score, or run out of time when game is on the line, even with the squad given by BeliCHEAP, don’t you?

  25. The difference in this team and this year, is that they win the games they are supposed to win. Every recent year, we beat the Patriots, and lose to a cellar dweller at 2-6. That’s good coaching!

  26. The difference in this team and this year, is that they win the games they are supposed to win. Every recent year, we beat the Patriots, and lose to a cellar dweller at 2-6. That’s good coaching!

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    The reason that your team won the game they were supposed to win was because they had Tyreek Hill now.

    The reason Coach looks good is because their schemes work, but the reason that the schemes work is because of the talents they have.

    So tracing back to the fundamental reasons before making some claims.

  27. If the playoffs started today the Patriots would make the cut. From last place in their division, but they would still make it.

  28. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 13, 2022 at 7:43 pm
    . The Dolphins and Patriots might fight it out for 2nd if the Patriots get more consistent on offense, which is a big if, so I’d have to slot Miami in as #2. Pat’s #3, and Jet’s #4, possibly in a tie breaker with the Patriots having an edge there
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    Jones needs to be a lot better than he’s been for that to happen. Goes without saying.

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    But you just said it.

  29. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm
    Isn’t it funny that Brady played in the AFC East during a time it was the worst division in sports over almost 20 years… and now he’s playing in a dog pile of a division again. Lol

    Yeah I will never and I really do mean NEVER acknowledge this guy as the greatest.
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    Is it a coincidence, or does he lay the blueprint for beating the other teams and exposing their weaknesses in the division during their twice a season games? Most of the teams in his division sustain 2 losses right off the bat. Then the other teams beat each other up, and then there are the conference and non-conference games. Some of these teams are out of it by Thanksgiving and the tanking begins, creating larger gaps in the division records. So I would say that at least in part, the division struggles of these other teams are partly caused by Brady himself. Then, his sustained success causes all kinds of coaching and GM changes, QB changes, draft and trade reaches, etc, and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Or it could just be a coincidence. Lots of that going around these days.

  30. William Lee says:
    November 14, 2022 at 10:36 am
    Actually, if you check the records of Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets versus the rest of the NFL, you would see that the AFC East was not a doormat. Too much is made of it that Brady had it easy.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It is easy because Brady was able to produce top offense with the cheap squad given by BeliCHEAP, which allowed Belichick spending a lot on defense.

    — If Pats had an average offense, what would it be like? YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHICH CAME FIRST.

    BTW, did you watch Packers vs Cowboys, 49ers vs Chargers? Imagine Cowboys and Chargers had a QB who could have delivered when game was on the line, how good their stupid coaches would look like? Genius, wouldn’t they?

    You people talk like it is very easy to score, or run out of time when game is on the line, even with the squad given by BeliCHEAP, don’t you?

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    So if Belichick dominated the league for two decades while being cheap about it that is why he is the GOAT coach.

  31. Is it a coincidence, or does he lay the blueprint for beating the other teams and exposing their weaknesses in the division during their twice a season games? Most of the teams in his division sustain 2 losses right off the bat. Then the other teams beat each other up, and then there are the conference and non-conference games. Some of these teams are out of it by Thanksgiving and the tanking begins, creating larger gaps in the division records. So I would say that at least in part, the division struggles of these other teams are partly caused by Brady himself. Then, his sustained success causes all kinds of coaching and GM changes, QB changes, draft and trade reaches, etc, and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Or it could just be a coincidence. Lots of that going around these days.
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    For almost 20 years those teams were stuck on the merry go round of mediocrity in the area of QB coach and GM. That had nothing to do with Brady or the Patriots and everything to do with being poorly run. There was no other division in any sport where for 20 years there was one stable team and the rest of the teams were like that.

    But it is not a coincidence that Brady was successful being in such a division it was a direct outcome of it. Not hard to win a lot of games win the division and go deep in the playoffs with a guaranteed home playoff game when your division stinks.

  32. When was the last time every team in the AFC East was above 500 this late into the season?

  33. Wait til Tua starts throwing the ball into the winds of Dec. Plus their schedule is brutal. 4-3 tops, rest of the way.

  34. But it is not a coincidence that Brady was successful being in such a division it was a direct outcome of it.
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    So what was the outcome of all the success outside the division? Hell the Brady-led Bucs swept the AFCE last season. Just stop.

  35. So if Belichick dominated the league for two decades while being cheap about it that is why he is the GOAT coach.

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    Brady dominated the league for two decades for two decades.

    BTW, it was like he gave Brady a toyota corolla and Brady won car race, then the fans of the garbage gave tons of credits to Belichick the garbage because he gave Brady the car.

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