AFC East Review - Miami Dolphins Only Team in Division To Lose

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills sit atop the AFC East after Week 1.

Yes, I put it up there.  Right on the headline.  The Miami Dolphins were the only team to lose this week from the AFC East.  You know what, there are times when Dolphins fans have celebrated the perfect AFC East week - you know, the week when the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills all lose?  Well, this week was exactly the opposite - but it's still just one loss.  Does anyone really expect a team to go undefeated?  Miami just needs to win during the weeks when those teams lose, and they are right back in the Division catbird's seat. 

I thought it would be interesting each week to just do a quick recap of the other AFC East teams, just so we can all keep an eye on the competition, and where we stand.  I know most of us will know which teams won, and which teams lost, but this will be a quick summary of everything that happened with the other teams, all in one place.

With that, let's look at each of the other AFC East teams from this past week:

Buffalo Bills - The Bills came out and decimated the Kansas City Chiefs, in Arrowhead Stadium, this past week.  Although they have gotten better since last season, no one expected them to finish Week 1 with the best Total QBR ranked quarterback.  Buffalo 41 - Kansas City 7

New England Patriots - We all know what the Patriots did this week.Tom Brady set a new personal best with 517 yards passing, while he and Chad Henne combined for a new NFL record of 933 yards passing, with the Patriots and Dolphins having 903 yards passing (30 yards in sacks), also an NFL record.  New England 38 - Miami 24.

New York Jets - The Jets continue to demonstrate why they are the luckiest team ever fielded.  I don't understand how this team keeps having things like the comeback, and the interception straight to Darrelle Revis, and the blocked punt, and...well, you get the idea.  This team is put away by the Cowboys, only to storm back and win it.  All while Mark Sanchez had the fourth worst Total QBR ranked game from Week 1. Dallas 24 - NY Jets 27.

Quarterbacks:

Name Attempts Completions Percent Yards Touchdowns Interceptions Passer Rating Total QBR
Tom Brady, NE 48 32 66.7 517 (1) 4 (T1) 1 121.6 88.6
Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF 25 17 68.0 208 4 (T1) 0 (T1) 133.0 (1) 91.2 (1)
Chad Henne, MIA 49 (T1) 30 61.2 416 2 1 93.6 70.7
Mark Sanchez, NYJ 44 26 59.1 335 2 1 88.7 17.6

Rushing (Running Backs):

Name Attempts Yards Y/A Touchdowns
Reggie Bush, MIA 11 38 3.5 0
Shonn Green, NYJ 10 26 2.6 0
Green-Ellis, BenJarvis, NE 7 34 4.9 1 (T1)
Jackson, Fred, BUF 20 112 5.6 0
Spiller, C.J., BUF 5 16 3.2 1 (T1)
Tomlinson, LaDainian, NYJ 5 16 3.2 0
White, Johnny, BUF 8 26 3.3 0
Woodhead, Danny 14 69 4.9 0

Receiving (Wide Receivers /  Tight Ends / Running Backs):

Name Receptions Targets Yards Average Touchdowns
Davone Bess, MIA 5 7 92 18.4 0
Deion Branch, NE 7 9 93 13.3 0
Plaxico Burress, NYJ 4 9 72 18.0 1
Reggie Bush, MIA 9 (T1) 10 56 6.2 1
Scott Chandler, BUF 5 5 63 12.6 2 (T1)
Jeff Cumberland, NYJ 1 2 33 33.0 0
Anthony Fasano, MIA 5 6 82 16.4 0
Rob Gronkowski, NE 6 7 86 14.3 1
Brian Hartline, MIA 4 7 47 11.8 1
Aaron Hernandez, NE 7 10 103 14.7 1
Santonio Holmes, NYJ 6 10 70 11.7 0
Steve Johnson, BUF 4 6 66 16.5 1
Dustin Keller, NYJ 5 8 61 12.2 1
Brandon Marshall, MIA 7 13 (T1) 139 19.9 0
David Nelson, BUF 4 6 66 16.5 0
LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ 6 7 12.2 12.2 0
Wes Welker, NE 8 12 160 20.0 2 (T1)

Defense:

Name Tackles Sacks Pass Defensed Interceptions Forced Fumble Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
Mark Anderson, NE 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Arrington, NE 2 0.0 1 1 0 0 0
Yeremiah Bell, MIA 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sergio Brown, NE 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Carter, NE 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Chung, NE 9 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Karlos Dansby, MIA 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike DeVito, NYJ 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
Drayton Florence, BUF 2 0.0 2 1 0 0 0
Spencer Johnson, BUF 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Reshad Jones, MIA 12 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Devin McCourty, NE 11 0.0 2 0 0 0 0
Jared Odrick, MIA 2 0.0 1 1 0 0 0
Calvin Pace, NYJ 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Myron Pryor, NE 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
Darrelle Revis, NYJ 6 0.0 2 1 0 0 0
Bart Scott, NYJ 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bryan Scott, BUF 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Smith, NYJ 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Wake, MIA 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Chris White, BUF 2 0.0 0 0 2 (T1) 0 0
Vince Wilfork, NE 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
George Wilson, BUF 5 0.0 0 0 1 0 0

 

Kickers:

Name FG Made FG Attempts XP Made XP Attempts
Dan Carpenter, MIA 1 1 3 3
Stephen Gostkowski, NE 1 2 5 5
Nick Folk, NYJ 2 2 3 3
Rian Lindell, BUF 2 2 5 5

Punters:

Name Punts Yards Average Net Inside 20 Touchbacks
T.J. Conley, NYJ 6 239 39.8 35.0 2 0
Brandon Fields, MIA 6 307 51.2 41.3 2 0
Zoltan Mesko, NE 4 152 38.0 30.3 1 1
Brian Moorman, BUF 5 257 51.4 36.4 1 3 (T1)

Injuries:

Charles Clay, FB/TE, Miami - Missed Week 1 with Hamstring Injury

Jermaine Cunningham, LB, New England - Missed Week 1 with Groin Injury

Marcus Easley, WR, Buffalo - Placed on IR on September 13

Kenrick Ellis, DT, New York Jets - Missed Week 1 with Hamstring Ankle

Dan Koppen, C, New England - Left Week 1 with Broken Ankle (Expected to miss 6-10 weeks)

Tony McDaniel, DE, Miami - Left Week 1 with Hand Injury

Terrence McGee, CB, Buffalo - Left Week 1 with Hamstring Injury (Expected to miss "a few" weeks)

Arthur Moats, LB, Buffalo - Missed Week 1 with Calf Injury (Expected to miss 2-3 more weeks)

Logan Payne, WR, New York Jets - Missed Week 1 with Wrist Injury

Taylor Price, WR, New England - Missed Week 1 with Hamstring Injury (Expected to miss 6-8 weeks)

Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami - Missed Week 1 with Hamstring Injury

Torell Troup, DT, Buffalo - Missed Week 1 with Back Injury

Shane Vereen, RB, New England - Missed Week 1 with Hamstring Injury

AFC East Standings:

Team Win Loss Tie Games Back
Buffalo Bills 1 0 0 ---
New England Patriots 1 0 0 ---
New York Jets 1 0 0 ---
Miami Dolphins 0 1 0 1

 

 

 

 

AFC East Bye Weeks:

Buffalo Bills - Week 7

Miami Dolphins - Week 5

New England Patriots - Week 7

New York Jets - Week 8

AFC East Upcoming Games:

Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills - Sunday 1pm

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets - Sunday 1pm

San Diego Chargers at New England Patriots - Sunday 4:15pm

Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins - Sunday 4:15pm

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