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An AFC East Review: Week 5

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.

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Week 5 of the NFL season is in. This week in the AFC East, the Dolphins won their game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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


The New England Patriots won their game against the Denver Broncos. What was anticipated to be a shootout between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning turned into just that.

Brady threw for one touchdown, with 223 yards. Usually see him with higher numbers but he is still the same old Brady.

The reason Brady didn't throw for more yards is because of the Patriots surprising run game. Led by Steven Ridley, the Patriots have a solid back field. Ridley ran for 151 yards and one touchdown. Ridley's backup, Brandon Boldin, ran for 54 yards but no touchdowns.

On the recieving end, Wes Welker does what he does best. He caught 13 balls for 104 yards and 1 touchdown. None of the tight ends had a touchdown, which is a surprise.

The defense gave up 21 points and allowed Manning to throw for 3 touchdowns. The Patriots are a dangerous team and will be the AFC East favorites for a couple more years.


The Buffalo Bills took on the San Fransisco 49ers. After getting stomped on by the Patriots last week, the 49ers had their way with the Bills.

Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't have a good day. He threw for 126 yards and one interception. He's hot and cold. One week he flashes, the next he flops.

The running backs didn't have a good day either. Fred Jackson ran for 29 yards while C.J. Spiller ran for 24. Neither had a touchdown.

We know Fitzpatrick didn't have a good day, so the recievers didn't have a good day. Scott Chandler was their leading reciever, 4 catches for 40 yards. Stevie Johnson had 6 catches for 39 yards.

The Bills defense gave up 45 points. The 49ers dismantled the Bills defense. Led by Alex Smith, the 49ers offense had a franchise record of 621 total yards.

Like Fitzpatrick, the Bills are hot and cold. Get hot, then cooldown. Repeat.


The New York Jets squared off against the Houston Texans last night. After the game, the Texans remained undefeated, along with the Atlanta Falcons.

Mark Sanchez had a touchdown, but also two interceptions. He threw for 230 yards and completed 45% of his passes. Still very inconsistent. Jets fans are already calling for Tim Tebow. Both are terrible options at quarterback.

The running backs did not help Sanchez. Shonn Greene was the leading rusher with eight carries for 26 yards. Tebow had five rushes for 19 yards. Joe McNight took a 100 yard kickoff to the house.

The wide recievers and tight ends did not help Sanchez or Tebow. There were quite a few drops and without Santonio Holmes this wide reciever core is very inexperienced. Jeremy Kerley led the Jets recievers with five receptions for 94 yards. Jeff Cumberland was next with two catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. Getting Dustin Keller back will no doubt help Sanchez find someone he has chemstry with.

The Jets defense only let the Texans score two touchdowns. Which is a plus considering how lethal the Texans offense is.

Current Standings:

New England Patriots (3-2)
Miami Dolphins (2-3)
New York Jets (2-3)
Buffalo Bills (2-3)