An AFC East Review: Week 8

Alex Trautwig

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.

Another exciting football week is in the books. The Miami Dolphins won on Sunday, but we should also look at what our rivals did over the weekend.

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


The New England Patriots traveled to London to take on the St. Louis Rams. The Patriots ended up dominating the Rams 45 - 7.

Tom Brady continues to show why he is one of the best in the league. He went 23/35, threw for 304 yards, and 4 touchdowns. A truly elite player.

Even with Brady's 304 passing yards, the running game provided some awesome stats too, mainly Steven Ridley. Ridley carried the ball 15 times for 127 yards, and one touchdown. Shane Vereen had 7 carries for 22 yards and 1 touchdown.

As if this shouldn't be a surprise, Rob Gronkowski was the most productive receiver for the Patriots. Aaron Hernandez was out and Gronk would be the main tight end. Gronk caught 8 balls for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wes Welker caught 6 for 48 yards.

The Patriots were struggling the past few weeks but they showed up and dominated the Rams. The Patriots have a bye next week but will take on the Buffalo Bills after the bye.


The Buffalo Bills were on a bye week. They take on the Houston Texans next week.


We all know how this ended. The New York Jets were embarrassed, at home, by the Miami Dolphins. I really have nothing to good to say about the Jets but the show must go on.

Mark Sanchez was pressured all day. He ended up 28/54, 283 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Some of his passes were erratic. Fans started chanting for Tim Tebow at one point.

The running backs did not help at all. Shonn Greene was the leading rusher with 15 carries, for 77 yards. He had one run for 36 yards. Take that one away and he only ran for 41 yards.

Edmund Gates and Dustin Keller both had 7 receptions. Gates had 82 yards compared to Keller's 67.

There's not much I can say about the Jets. They just got outplayed.

The Jets head into a much needed bye week.



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