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Week 9: AFC East Review

Week 9 produced a great day for the Miami Dolphins. Lets check out that result and the other games in the AFC East.

Chris Trotman

Cincinnati Bengals 20- 22 Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins ended their four game losing streak with a big victory over an in-form Cincinnati Bengals team. The win came from an unlikely source as star defensive end Cameron Wake sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone to give the Dolphins a 22 - 20 win. On third and 10 from the 8 yard line, Dalton withdrew back to his own end zone and was tackled by Wake for the third overtime safety in NFL history.

Wake had three sacks on the day, while the Bengals committed four turnovers. Cincinnati kicker Mike Nugent recorded a 54-yard field goal with only 1:24 left on the clock before Miami powered down the field with 50-yard drive to set up a 44-yard field goal for Caleb Sturgis with only 11 seconds left in the game.

In the end, it was back to winning ways for Miami as they go 4-4 and get their season back on track.

Kansas City Chiefs 23 - 13 Buffalo Bills

The Kansas City Chiefs maintained their perfect start to the season with a win over the Bills. Linebacker Tamba Hali and ex-Dolphins corner Sean Smith both returned turnovers for touchdowns on Sunday. With only 12:47 left in the game, Hali put the Chiefs ahead with an 11-yard fumble return. Before that Sean Smith intercepted Jeff Tuel's pass on the goal line to score a 100-yard touchdown to tie it up 10 - 10 early in the second half. The win may have been a lucky one for Kansas as Alex Smith looked poor for much of the game. If it wasn't for rookie quarterback Tuel's first start, this could have been a different ball game in Kansas.

New Orleans Saints 20 - 26 New York Jets

In the Ryan-versus-Ryan matchup, Rex again came up on top in a big win for the New York Jets. Rex Ryan has now defeated his brother in all five of their head-to-head matchups in the NFL. Jets running back Chris Ivory had a big game as he ran for 139 yards on 18 carries. Drew Brees had a tough time against the Jets defense as Muhammad Wilkerson and Calvin Pace both recorded a sack each in the opening series.

Jets tight end Zach Sudfield and wide receiver Greg Salas both had big days with 46 and 57 yards respectively. On the other side of the field, Jimmy Graham continued to make his mark in NFL history with 116 yards and two touchdowns from only 9 passes.

In the end the Jets came out on top with a big victory in their bye week, taking them to 5-4 and moving up to second place in the AFC East behind the New England Patriots.

Pittsburgh Steelers 31 - 55 New England Patriots

The last game of the day on Sunday saw the Steelers take on the Patriots. Tom Brady had by far his best game of the season, throwing four touchdowns for 432 yards and with a completion percentage of 69.7%. The 55 points were the most scored by an NFL team this season, while the Patriots' total of 610 yards on offense were the most in franchise history. Rob Gronkowski returned to his old form with a career high nine catches for 143 yards, while Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount all grabbed touchdowns on their way to an emphatic Patriots win against an aging Steelers defense.