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AFC East Recap: Preseason Week 3

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The Miami Dolphins looked competent against the Eagles, but how did the rest of the AFC East perform last week?

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The Miami Dolphins produced a handful highlights in their third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but what else captured the headlines for the rest of the AFC East teams? To get a better look, let's now examine the storylines that emerged over the weekend.

New England Patriots at Detroit Lions

Final Result: Patriots win 30-28

Tom Brady looked sharp in what will likely be his final action of the preseason. He completed 12 of his 15 passes, and connected with wide receiver Chris Hogan for two touchdowns. It wasn't all good news for the Patriots' offense, however, as Julian Edelman suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Detroit's first-team offense struggled with turnovers, but they were able to find success in the air against New England's secondary. Golden Tate and Marvin Jones combined for 124 yards against the Patriots' starters.

The Patriots will complete their preseason schedule by hosting the Giants on Thursday. To get more insight from New England's perspective, you can visit Pats Pulpit.

New York Jets at New York Giants

Final Result: Giants win 32-31

After struggling to score against the Lions in their second preseason game, the Jets' offense exploded against the Giants on Saturday. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg did struggle against the Giants first-team defense, but Bryce Petty dazzled in his action with the reserves. The former Baylor star passed for 250 yards and found the open man in the end zone on three separate occasions. Petty was eventually forced to leave the game with a knee injury, putting Hackenberg back in the game late.

Along with Petty, wide receiver ArDarius Stewart looked solid against the Giants. If the third-round rookie continues to impress, he could be on the receiving end of significant playing time when the regular season gets underway.

The Jets will conclude their preseason schedule when the Eagles visit New York on Thursday. For more news regarding the Jets, you can visit Gang Green Nation.

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

Final Result: Ravens win 13-9

Buffalo's quarterback hierarchy became clear on Saturday, as it was rookie Nathan Peterman that stepped into action after Tyrod Taylor left the game early after entering the NFL's concussion protocol. Unfortunately for the former Pittsburgh star, he wasn't able to replicate his success from the week prior while facing Baltimore's first-team defense.

The Bills' struggles on the field should be the main story, but Marcell Dareus' issues off the field dominated the news coming out of Buffalo. The star defensive tackle didn't take the field against the Ravens, as he was sent home after violating team rules.

Buffalo will finish their preseason schedule by hosting the Lions on Thursday. For more coverage on the drama surrounding the Bills, you can visit Buffalo Rumblings.