Despite loss, Dolphins still in good shape in AFC East

The Miami Dolphins lost their first game of the season on Monday night.  The Dolphins  loss was ugly….really ugly.  All of the Dolphins weaknesses were expose and pointed out to the entire nation.  The Saints played the role of Simon Cowell on Monday night, but the Dolphins still have more chances to succeed this season.  Yes, the loss  dropped them into second place in the AFC East, but maybe the loss was the wake up call that this team needed.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

After winning close games against Indy and Atlanta, the Dolphins were brimming with confidence.  The Saints promptly knocked that confidence out of them.  The loss sucks, but if the Dolphins were going to lose one of their first 4 games, you’d want it to be against wither the Saints or Falcons, as they are NFC teams.  The Dolphins are still 2-0 in the AFC, but they must rebound quickly when they take on the Ravens at Sun Life Stadium.  Let’s fill the stadium again and give the Dolphins a loud, raucous 12th man.  If you need tickets, you can still get them here.

How about the rest of the AFC East?  How did they make out last week?  Well, entering week 5, no AFC East team is under .500.  The Jets and Bills are tied at 2-2 and the Patriots remain undefeated at 4-0.  Here’s a look back and a look ahead at the AFC East rivals:

New England Patriots (4-0 overall, 2-0 division)

The injury depleted Patriots went into Atlanta and played a desperate Falcons team that didn’t want to fall to 1-3.  The Patriots, in true Patriot style, won the game and it wasn’t as close as the score indicated.  I still think the Patriots are vulnerable, especially considering they just lost their defensive leader, Vince Wilfork, for the season due to injury.  The Patriots road gets tougher as the season goes on and this week they head to Cincinnati to play a Bengals (2-2) team that was beaten last week by the Browns.  So the Bengals are desperate for a win. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)

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