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and the AFC East is shaping up as a one-team affair at the top James Develin Jersey , with a second trying to earn a wild card playoff spot. The only race teams number three and four are currently in, meanwhile, is
the one for the number one pick in next year’s draft. Before getting ahead of
ourselves, however, let’s take a look at this week’s edition of the AFC East
Report:1. New England Patriots (7-2)Week 9: 31-17 win against the Green Bay
Packers, in Foxboro MATo watch highlights of the game, click here.2. Miami
Dolphins (5-4)Week 9: 13-6 win against the New York Jets, in Miami Gardens
FLComing off back-to-back losses, the Miami Dolphins are back above .500 thanks
to a hard-fought 13-6 win against the New York Jets — one that happened mostly
because of a solid defensive performance: Miami did not give up a touchdown,
registered four takeaways and two fourth down stops, and gave up just 282 yards
of offense (for comparison, the team’s own offense gained just 168 yards).
Furthermore, the unit outscored the offense.The game started with a 26-yard pass
from Brock Osweiler (15/24, 139 yds), who again filled in for an injured Ryan
Tannehill Authentic LaAdrian Waddle Jersey , to ex-Patriot Danny Amendola (5/47 yds) but quickly saw the defenses take over: the first five drives of the game all
ended in punts, the sixth one with an interception by the Dolphins defense.
Linebacker Kiko Alonso (7 TKLs, 1 INT) undercut a pass to register a pick that
set up a 43-yard Jason Sanders (2/2) field goal.After the score, the game went
back to being a defensive one. Four straight punts later, it was the Dolphins
who added to the the scoreboard again as Sanders’ second field goal — this one
from 27-yard out — put Miami up 6-0. This time, the Jets were able to respond
and the contest headed into half time with the visitors up 6-3. It would take
until the fourth period for the score to change again.The second half opened
with a string of five punts interrupted by a missed New York field goal.
However, early in the fourth quarter, rookie linebacker Jerome Baker (5 TKLs, 1
INT) registered the Dolphins’ second interception of the day — one he returned
25 yards to the end zone for the game’s first and only touchdown. However, a
Jets field goal on the very next drive cut the lead to seven points again with
six minutes left to go.While Miami’s offense failed to ice the contest, its
defense did all it could to secure the victory as it registered interceptions on
both New York drives after the aforementioned field goal. First, T.J. McDonald
(9 TKLs, 1 INT) had a pick, then Walt Aikens (1 INT) had another one to give the
Dolphins defense its fourth turnover of the day and the team as a whole its
fifth victory of the year.To watch highlights of the game, click here.3. New
York Jets (3-6)Week 9: 13-6 loss against the Miami Dolphins Limited Shaq Mason Jersey , in Miami Gardens FLThe New York Jets started the season 3-3 but have since suffered three straight defeats — the latest of
which coming at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. Once again, it was the team’s
offense that needs to carry the bulk of the blame. Led by Sam Darnold (21/39,
229 yds, 4 INTs) and his four turnovers, the unit scored just two field goals
and went 2 of 15 on third and fourth down attempts. If not for their defense,
the Jets would not have been in the game for as long as they were.The game
started as a defensive affair, with neither team being able to generate much
offense in the early first quarter. The game’s first big play was made by the
New York offense — but for all the wrong reasons: Darnold threw an interception
on a pass intended for fellow rookie Deontay Burnett. The pick set up Miami in
Jets territory and ultimately led to the game’s first score, a 43-yard field
goal.New York’s offense continued to struggle as the unit did not reach scoring
territory until there was less than one minute remaining in the first half. At
that point, the Jets were already down 6-0 and had four punts and a giveaway on
their offensive r?sum?. However, a 48-yard Jason Myers (2/3) field goal allowed
the team to cut its deficit to three points at intermission.Coming out of the
half, the story was more of the same. While New York’s defense delivered stops,
the offense failed to take any advantage: after two more punts, Myers missed a
50-yard field goal attempt. On the very next Jets possession, Darnold then threw
a pick-six to put his team down 10 points. A 56-yard field goal on the next
drive made it a one-score game again, but the Jets offense was now in a
do-or-die situation.It did not make it. While the Jets offense received two
opportunities to at least tie the game inside of six minutes left in the fourth
quarter Drew Bledsoe Jersey Salute to Service , it was unable to get anything going. Instead, Darnold threw two more interceptions to effectively seal the
game for New York’s opponent.To watch highlights of the game, click here.4.
Buffalo Bills (2-7)Week 9: 41-9 loss against the Chicago Bears, in Orchard Park
NYAfter their Monday night loss against the New England Patriots, the Buffalo
Bills suffered a defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears — their fourth
straight and second in a row at home. Once again, the story of the day for
Buffalo was the offense’s inability to get into any rhythm and take care of the
football. Even though the defense played a solid statistical game (it gave up
just 11 first downs and 190 yards), the team therefore was blown out.The contest
started slowly with neither team being able to penetrate the opposing defense.
After a scoreless first quarter, however, the floodgates opened. After the Bears
scored a touchdown early in the second period, Buffalo tight end Jason Croom
(3/36 yds) lost a fumble that was picked up by Chicago and returned 65 yards for
another score. Two plays later, Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (31/49, 189
yds, 3 INTs) threw his first interception of the day.While this pick did not
hurt the home team — the Bears went three-and-out and had to punt —, the next
one did: Peterman’s interception on the next Bills possession was taken back 19
yards to the end zone to put the visitors up 21-0. The second quarter was not
over yet, though Authentic Malcom Brown Jersey , and saw Chicago score a fourth time; two plays after Buffalo’s special teams units gave up a 36-yard punt return.Down
28-0 at the half, the Bills finally were able to get on the scoreboard early in
the third period thanks to a 41-yard Stephen Hauschka (1/1) field goal. Not
every team is able to come back from being down 25 in the third quarter,
however, and Buffalo surrendered another score — a 23-yard field goal — on the
very next drive. Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White (3 TKLs, 1 INT) then
registered an interception on Chicago’s next possession but his team again
failed to take advantage.Instead, the team had two more turnovers: first it
failed to convert a fourth down in Bears territory, then Peterman threw his
seventh interception of the season. Four plays after the pick, Chicago added
another field goal to its lead. But while Peterman scored on a one-yard run on
the next possession, it did little to change the optics of the blowout as the
Bears added one final touchdown to win the game 41-9.To watch highlights of the
game, click here. The Patriots lost their second fumble of the first half when
running back Sony Michel lost the ball while being spun down hard by Bears
defensive tackle Bilal Nichols.They also may have lost Michel for the rest of
the day. Michel needed to be helped off the field after having his lower leg
bent awkwardly on his way to the ground. He was taken to the sideline and then
loaded onto a cart for a trip to the locker room. He’s being called questionable
to return with a knee injury.James White and Kenjon Barner are the other running
backs active for the Patriots on Sunday. Michel had four carries for 22 yards
and a catch for 14 yards before being injured.The Bears had the ball on New
England’s 36-yard-line after Nichols recovered the fumble and it looked like
they might be stopped without points, but Mitchell Trubisky hit tight end Trey
Burton for 17 yards to convert on fourth down. Patriots defensive backs Duron
Harmon and J.C. Jackson committed penalties that led to other first downs before
Jordan Howard finally ran the ball in for a 2-yard touchdown.That makes the
score 17-7 for a Patriots offense that came into the game without tight end Rob
Gronkowski and right tackle Marcus Cannon.
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