AFC East Review - Miami Dolphins 0-2, Rest of Division 2-0

Two weeks, two losses.  Not a great start to the 2011 season.  The season isn't lost, but it's not looking good.  Especially given that the rest of the AFC East is happily sitting at 2-0.  Let's take a look at the division, and see the hurdles being placed in front of the 2011 Miami Dolphins.

Buffalo Bills - The Bills came back from a 21-3 halftime deficit, scoring 35 points in the second half.  The fourth quarter was madness, as the Raiders and Bills combined for 35 fourth quarter points.  While his performance was not as spectacular as last week, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick still performed really well, with a 28-for-46, 246 yard, 3 touchdown, 1 interception game.  Raiders 35 - Bills 38.

New England Patriots - Tom Brady is Tom Brady.  After torching Miami for over 500 yards of passing, the Patriots quarterback threw for over 400 this week, setting a new NFL record with 940 yards passing in two games.  The Patriots held on to win against a very talented San Diego Chargers franchise.  Chargers 21 - Patriots 35.

New York Jets - The Jets absolutely destroyed the visiting Jaguars this week.  Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown looked lost from the opening kickoff, and it never got better - he ended up throwing four interceptions, along with going just 6-for-19 for 59 years.  He finished with a 1.8 passer rating.  He also got pulled for rookie Blaine Gabbert, who threw for 52 yards on 5-for-6 passing (102.8 passer rating).  The Jets offense looked less than spectacular, but when you only need 283 yards of offense to score 32 points, you're doing something right.  Jaguars 3 - Jets 32.

Quarterbacks:

Name Attempts Completions Percent Yards Touchdowns Interceptions Passer Rating Total QBR
Tom Brady, NE 88 (T1) 63 (1) 71.6 940 (1) 7 (T1) 1 128.0 (1) 89.7 (1)
Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF 71 45 63.4 472 7 (T1) 1 109.6 84.8
Chad Henne, MIA 79 42 53.2 586 3 2 79.4 53.4
Mark Sanchez, NYJ 68 43 63.2 517 4 3 87.7 31.6

Rushing (Running Backs):

Name Attempts Yards Y/A Touchdowns
Reggie Bush, MIA 17 56 3.3 0
Shonn Green, NYJ 26 75 2.9 1
BenJarvis Green-Ellis, NE 24 104 4.3 2
Fred Jackson, BUF 35 229 (1) 6.5 2
C.J. Spiller, BUF 9 79 8.8 1
Daniel Thomas, MIA 18 107 5.9 0
LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ 11 24 2.2 0
Johnny White, BUF 8 26 3.3 0
Danny Woodhead, NE 18 881 4.5 0

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

Name Receptions Targets Yards Average Touchdowns
Davone Bess, MIA 7 12 134 19.1 0
Deion Branch, NE 15 19 222 14.8 0
Plaxico Burress, NYJ 4 11 72 18.0 1
Reggie Bush, MIA 10 11 59 5.9 1
Scott Chandler, BUF 7 9 79 11.3 3
Jeff Cumberland, NYJ 2 4 35 17.5 0
Anthony Fasano, MIA 5 8 82 16.4 0
Rob Gronkowski, NE 10 13 172 17.2 3
Brian Hartline, MIA 6 15 83 13.8 1
Aaron Hernandez, NE 14 18 165 11.8 2
Santonio Holmes, NYJ 9 14 112 12.4 1
Steve Johnson, BUF 12 20 162 13.5 2
Dustin Keller, NYJ 11 14 162 14.7 2
Brandon Marshall, MIA 13 24 (T1) 218 16.8 1
David Nelson, BUF 14 19 149 10.6 1
LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ 7 9 80 11.4 0
Wes Welker, NE 15 22 241 16.1 2

Defense:

Name Tackles Sacks Pass Defensed Interceptions Forced Fumble Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
Mark Anderson, NE 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Arrington, NE 8 0.0 1 1 0 0 0
Yeremiah Bell, MIA 18 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sergio Brown, NE 13 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Andre Carter, NE 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Chung, NE 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Antonio Cromartie, NYJ 4 0.0 2 2 (T1) 0 0 0
Karlos Dansby, MIA 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike DeVito, NYJ 8 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
Drayton Florence, BUF 6 0.0 3 1 0 0 0
Spencer Johnson, BUF 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Reshad Jones, MIA 18 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Devin McCourty, NE 13 0.0 2 0 0 0 0
Jared Odrick, MIA 4 0.0 1 1 0 0 0
Calvin Pace, NYJ 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Myron Pryor, NE 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
Darrelle Revis, NYJ 9 0.0 2 1 0 0 0
Bart Scott, NYJ 12 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bryan Scott, BUF 11 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Smith, NYJ 12 1.0 0 1 0 0 0
Jason Taylor, MIA 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Wake, MIA 6 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Chris White, BUF 2 0.0 0 0 2 (T1) 0 0
Vince Wilfork, NE 3 0.5 0 1 0 0 0
George Wilson, BUF 13 0.0 0 0 1 0 0

Kickers:

Name FG Made FG Attempts XP Made XP Attempts
Dan Carpenter, MIA 3 5 4 4
Stephen Gostkowski, NE 3 4 8 8
Nick Folk, NYJ 5 (T1) 5 6 6
Rian Lindell, BUF 3 4 10 (1) 10 (1)

Punters:

Name Punts Yards Average Net Inside 20 Touchbacks
T.J. Conley, NYJ 11 433 39.4 36.1 3 0
Brandon Fields, MIA 9 488 54.2 43.7 4 0
Zoltan Mesko, NE 6 237 39.5 34.7 2 1
Brian Moorman, BUF 7 356 50.9 37.4 1 3

 

Injuries:

Charles Clay, FB/TE, MIA - Hamstring Injury (Missed Week 2)

Chris Clemons, S, MIA - Hamstring Injury (Missed Week 2)

Karlos Dansby, LB, MIA - Groin Injury (Left Week 2)

Vontae Davis, CB, MIA - Hamstring Injury (Left Week 2)

Gary Guyton, LB,NE - Hamstring Injury (Missed Week 2)

Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE - Knee Injury (Left Week 2)

Ras I-Dowling, CB, NE - Thigh Injury (Left Week 2)

Stevie Johnson, WR, BUF - Groin Injury (Probable for Week 3)

Tony McDaniel, DT, MIA - Hand Injury (Missed Week 2)

Terrence McGee, CB, BUF - Hamstring Injury (Missed Week 2 - Out indefinitely)

Nick Mangold, C, NYJ - Knee Injury (Out for Year)

Arthur Moats, LB, BUF - Knee Injury (Missed Week 2 - Expected to miss 1-2 weeks)

Roscoe Parrish, WR, BUF - Ankle Injury (Left Week 2 - "Long term" injury)

Logan Payne, WR, NYJ - Wrist Injury (Missed Week 2)

Taylor Price, WR, NE - Hamstring Injury (Missed Week 2)

Torell Troup, NT, BUF - Lower Back (Missed Week 2)

Roberto Wallace, WR, MIA - Quadricep Injury (Missed Week 2)

Mike Wright, DE, NE - Concussion (Missed Week 2)

 

AFC East Standings:

Team Win Loss Tie Games Back
Buffalo Bills 2 0 0 ---
New England Patriots 2 0 0 ---
New York Jets 2 0 0 ---
Miami Dolphins 0 2 0 2

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns (1pm)

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (1pm)

New York Jets @ Oakland Raiders (4:05pm)

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