An AFC East Review: Week 16

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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.

BUFFALO BILLS

We all know how this game ended, the Buffalo Bills lost to the Miami Dolphins 24 - 10.

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 20/35, 240 yards, a touchdown in garbage time, and was picked off by Reshad Jones at the goal line. He was also stripped sacked by Cameron Wake and the ball was recovered by Reshad Jones, who had 3 turnovers on the day.

C.J. Spiller was the lone bright spot. The guy is a beast and will be a great player in this league. Spiller had 22 rushes for 138 yards with a long of 62. He made a stout Dolphins run defense look lost.

Fitzpatrick didn't get much help from his receivers. When he did, they fumbled. Stevie Johnson and Dorin Dickerson lost 2 fumbles. The Bills leading receiver was tight end Dickerson, he had 4 catches for 54 yards. Receiver T.J. Graham had 3 catches for 49 yards.

The Bills will end their season at home against an AFC East rival, the New York Jets.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

It seemed the Jacksonville Jaguars were going to perform the upset against the New England Patriots. Then Chad Henne happened. The Patriots ended up winning 23 - 16.

Tom Brady started out slow, then came firing back later in the game. Brady went 24/41, 267 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.

Their leading rusher was Steven Ridley with 18 carries for 84 yards. Other than Ridley, there was no other standout.

Wes Welker was Brady's favorite target, he recorded 10 receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Lloyd continues to get into the playbook despite being forgotten in the beginning of the year. Lloyd recorded 6 receptions for 62 yards.

The Patriots will take on the Dolphins next week.

NEW YORK JETS

The New York Jets started out hot with an 11 point lead at the end of the first quarter. The San Diego Chargers decided they weren't going to lose to the Jets and ended up winning 27 - 17.

In a not surprising twist, starter Mark Sanchez was benched for this game. Greg McElroy was named the starter, leapfrogging Tim Tebow. Tebow actually refused to enter the wildcat package. Sanchez will never be a starter and there is no trade value for him. Tebow, according to rumors, will be heading to Jacksonville whether that is through a trade or free agency. Greg McElroy went 14/24, 185 yards, and 1 interception.

Shonn Greene recorded 2 touchdowns in the first quarter. The remained quiet throughout the rest of the game. Greene recorded 14 carries for 38 yards.

The Jets leading receiver was former Dolphins, Edmund Gates. He had 3 receptions for 65 yards. Braylon Edwards recorded 3 receptions for 36 yards.

The Jets will end their season against the Bills. Will Rex Ryan be back next season?

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