An AFC East Review: Week 7

Rick Stewart

Each week we take a look around at the other AFC East games. Let's take a look to see what the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and New York Jets did.

Bye weeks are so boring. But we have a great game to look forward to on Sunday as our Miami Dolphins head up north to take on the New York Jets.

Let's take a look at what the other AFC East teams did this weekend:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots took on an AFC East rival, the New York Jets. The final score was closer then what many believed. The Patriots ended up winning 29 - 26.

Tom Brady was his normal self , throwing for 259 yards. He had 42 attempts and completed 26 of them. He also threw for 2 touchdowns in this nail bitter of a game. There's not much you can say of Brady, he's just great.

In past weeks, the Patriots were enjoying great success from their running backs. That was not the case this weekend. Steven Ridley had 17 carries for 65 yards. Their next best runner was Shane Vereen with 8 carries for 49 yards. No running back had a touchdown.

On the receiving end, Rob Gronkowski continues to dominate opposing defenses. He had 6 receptions for 78 yards. He caught both of Brady's touchdown throws. Wes Welker had 6 receptions for 66 yards.

This was a great game to watch. Both teams gave it their all and the better team ended up winning in overtime.

The Patriots play the St. Louis Rams next weekend. Will the Patriots blow them out or keep it close?

NEW YORK JETS

There has to be a winner and there has to be a loser. And in the rare case, a tie sometimes. The Jets put up a fight but like I said, there has to be a loser.

Mark Sanchez bounced back from a week he rarely threw the ball. Sanchez went 28/41 for 328 yards. He threw for one touchdown and threw one interception. I've noticed this all season and as Dolphins fans we know how it is. When Sanchez gets hot and is making some nice completions, he gets taken out and in comes Tebow. We remember this from the Pat White project and when Ronnie Brown would try it. Yes it throws off the defense, but if your leader is rolling and doing great, don't take him out. He gets out of sync.

Since the Jets were behind most of the game, they couldn't run like they would have liked to. Shonne Greene ran 16 times for 54 yards. He did record a touchdown though. Backup Joe McNight had 7 carries for 23 yards.

On the receiving end, Jeremy Kerley led the team in receiving yards. He posted 7 receptions, which was tied for the team lead, and had 120 yards receiving. I should have started him in fantasy. Dustin Keller has 7 receptions for 93 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Jets wanted to run the ball, but the Patriots pulled out ahead. They had to rely on Sanchez and he played pretty well, in my opinion.

The Jets take on the Miami Dolphins at the Meadowlands. Can the Jets stop the, now hot, Dolphins win streak at home?

BUFFALO BILLS

The Buffalo Bills also had a close game against the Tennessee Titans. The Bills would end up losing 35-34. I rather lose by 10 points than by 1. Ouch.

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27/35 for 225 yards. He threw 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Fitzpatrick can get the job done, but I just don't see him as a franchise quarterback. Let's see if he can keep posting these nice numbers.

With the two headed monster healthy at running back, you'd expect the Bills to run the ball. Fred Jackson only had 9 carries but rushed for 71 yards. C.J. Spiller ran 12 times for 70 yards. Neither recorded a touchdown.

Stevie Johnson led the team in receiving yards with 71 yards on 5 receptions and recorded a touchdown. Fred Jackson led the team in receptions with 9. He had 49 yards receiving and one touchdown. At running back again, C.J. Spiller had 6 catches for 32 yards. The Bills are allowing their backs to get into the passing game, which is a huge plus. Donald Jones recorded a touchdown also. He had 4 receptions for 47 yards.

After this tough loss, the Bills head into a bye week. They have an opportunity to get healthy and change some things around.

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