The Miami Dolphins are currently tied with 3 other teams for first (and last) place in the AFC East. It’s amazing(ly mediocre) that all 4 AFC East teams are tied at 3-3. According to most experts, the Patriots are still the odds on favorites to win the AFC East, but their early struggles in close games have kept the door open for the Dolphins, Jets, and Bills. In reality, if any of those 3 teams can get their act together, the AFC is wide open so a wild card could come out of the AFC East. Entering week 7 only 2 teams have a better record than 3-3 (Ravens and Texans are 5-1). Every team except for the Ravens and Texans is a 3-3 or worse.
New England Patriots (3-3 overall, 1-0 division)
The Patriots were in Seattle on Sunday and had a 13 point lead on the Seahawks in the 4th quarter. The Patriots were well on their way to a 4-2 record and sole possession of 1st place in the AFC East. Then, the Patriots secondary decided to give up a ton of yards and 14 points to a 5’11” rookie quarterback. The Patriots lost by 1 point. They’ve now lost 3 games by a TOTAL of 4 points. This week, the Patriots will probably take out their anger on the Jets, as they welcome into Foxboro. I think the Pats will put a hurting on the Jets on Sunday, moving them to 4-3 and most likely all alone in 1st place.
New York Jets (3-3 overall, 2-0 division)
Last Sunday, the Jets welcomed in Andrew Luck and the Colts. The Colts were coming off of an emotional win over the Green Bay Packers. They played their hearts out a week after finding out their coach, Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. Like we said in our Pitiful Picks on Sunday, the Colts were set up for a let down game. After expending so much energy and emotion in the win over the Packers, the Colts came out flat against the Jets. The Jets went on to steamroll the Colts 35-9. Are the Jets really that good? Are the Colts that bad? I don’t think so. As I said above, I think the Jets are about to be brought back down to earth on Sunday at the Patriots. (cont’d on page 2, click below)