NFL Mid-Season Review: AFC East

AFC East

We are halfway through the 2017 NFL Season and nothing has gone as expected.  Just the way we like it.  The only thing predicable about the NFL is how unpredictable it is.  So let’s take a look at where it all went wrong for the teams with our AFC East review of the quarter point of the season.

New England Patriots (6-2)

Remember when the Patriots got our hopes up in thinking they might actually be bad this year?  That’s how they get you.  In case you were wondering how this football season turns out, the Patriots are going to the Super Bowl, just like they always do.  The only mystery is what form of cheating they will use to get there.

Buffalo Bills (5-3)

Some things are made for each other.  Peanut butter and jelly.  Peanut butter and chocolate.  Peanut butter and Kelvin Benjamin. And now, Kelvin Benjamin gets to live in Buffalo, the home of all you can eat buffalo wings.  Unfortunately, what doesn’t go well together is Buffalo and winning.

Miami Dolphins (4-4)

The Miami Dolphins responded to having one of the worst running games in football by trading away their starting running back.  Once they realize they also are terrible at passing the ball, team defense and special teams, there will be nobody left to start.  I have it on good authority the team is shopping team owner Stephen Ross for future considerations.

New York Jets (4-5)

How do you explain the inexplicable? How do you know the unknowable?  And how have the New York Jets managed to secure a 4-5 record?  I feel like I should be making fun of them for being the worst team in the AFC East, but frankly, I’m impressed they’ve managed to be as good as they are.