AFC EAST UPDATE: WEEK SIX EDITION
Dane Fletcher (Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE)
Green and White Report
Posted Oct 12, 2012


A quick look across a wild and wacky division to see what's trending in the AFC East.

New York Jets (2-3)

Last week:

The Jets were better than expected against the Houston Texans, but J.J. Watt batted down Gang Green's offense in a 23-17 Houston victory.

This week:

New York hosts the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts, who are coming off a big-time upset victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Notable note:

Gang Green's defense gives up third downs at a 49-percent clip, which is second worst in the NFL.

New England Patriots (3-2)

Last week:

New England ousted Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and took the lone lead atop the division.

This week:

The Patriots travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks' super-agressive defense, which has forced a league-high 11 fumbles.

Notable note:

Quarterback Tom Brady's squad leads the league in total offense, with the run game averaging 165.4 yards a contest.

Miami Dolphins (2-3)

Last week:

Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill played it safe, and the defense was as good as advertised with Miami beating the Cincinnati Bengals.

This week:

A low-scoring bore-fest might be in the works here, with the Dolphins hosting the St. Louis Rams in a battle of good defenses and not-so-explosive offenses.

Notable note: The Dolphins boast the league's No. 1 run defense, giving up just 61.4 yards a game.

Buffalo Bills (2-3)

Last week:

Buffalo got romped by the San Francisco 49ers, giving up a record-setting 621 yards on defense.

This week:

The Bills' underachieving defense end Mario Williams looks to finally break through against a porous Arizona Cardinals offensive line.

Notable note:

Buffalo has now surrendered 48 points to the Jets, 52 to the Patriots and 45 to the 49ers.


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