A Look Around the AFC East's Week 8

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws a pass during NFL game action against the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

It's been a while since we took a look at the rest of the AFC East.  Really, it's because we all know where the Dolphins sit in the AFC East, but it is time to finally look at the depressing division standings.

Week 8 Performances:

Buffalo Bills - The Bills dominated the Washington Redskins this past week.  Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continued his strong 2011 campaign, going 21-for-27 for 262 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception.  Running back Fred Jackson carried the ball 26 times, for 126 yards, while also leading the team in receiving yards, racking up 74 yards on 3 receptions.  The defense also tallied 9 sacks on Washington's John Beck, picking off the former Dolphins quarterback twice.  Bills 23-0.

New England Patriots - The Patriots got beat at their own game.  The Steelers completely changed their defensive scheme, going from a zone-blitz scheme to a primary man-to-man scheme, taking away quarterback Tom Brady's options.  Brady is averaging 337 passing yards per game - the Steelers held him to just 198 yards.  The Patriots defense did tally 5 sacks and 1 interception - but it wasn't enough to stop the Steelers. Steelers 25-17.

New York Jets - Bye week.

 

AFC East Standings:

 

Team Win Loss Tie Games Back
Buffalo Bills 5 2 0 ---
New England Patriots 5 2 0 ---
New York Jets 4 3 0 1
Miami Dolphins 0 7 0 5

 

 

 

 

 

 AFC East Upcoming Games:

Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs (1pm)

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (1pm)

New York Giants at New England Patriots (4:15pm)

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