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Week 5: AFC East Review

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Two teams in the AFC East, including Miami Dolphins, enjoyed a bye in week 5 of the regular season. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t focus on our divisional rivals. We bring you this week’s review of the AFC East.

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After four long weeks for Miami Dolphins fans, it's perhaps a blessing in disguise that the team had a bye week, to enable them to regroup under interim head coach, Dan Campbell. Lets check out how Miami's rivals fared this weekend.

Buffalo Bills 14-13 Tennessee Titans

After the Tennessee Titans did everything right but put points on the board, the Buffalo Bills were fortuitous to come up on top in a tough away win. In a slow half, Ryan Siccop scored the only points by converting a field goal to put the Titans 3-0 up, before running back Antonio Andrews scored a one-yard touchdown halfway through the third quarter.

That didn't stop the Bills, as they put their first points on the board in the fourth quarter, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor showing off his athleticism, rushing for 22 yards and a score. The Titans may have seen light at the end of the tunnel when Succop scored another field goal, but it wasn't to be their day as ex-Miami Dolphins preseason star Chris Hogan (also known as "7-Eleven") caught his fifth career touchdown to give the Bills a narrow lead for the first time in the game.

The Titans did have a small glimmer of hope late in the fourth, before Marcus Mariota threw an interception to Bills corner Stephon Gilmore.  The Bills are now 3-2, while the Titans fall to 1-3.

New England Patriots 30-6 Dallas Cowboys

The New England Patriots steamrolled past a pedestrian Dallas Cowboys team on Sunday. Brady had two touchdowns last night, and a 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown.

It wasn't all rosy for the Patriots, though, as Brady got sacked five times in the first half. The Dallas Cowboys are now 2-3, losing their third game in a row without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. Meanwhile, the Patriots are now 4-0, and sit in pole position in the AFC East.

Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter@AlexParish89.