The 3-2 New York Jets host a struggling 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers team at Met Life Stadium on Sunday afternoon while 3-2 Miami has a bye and the 4-1 New England Patriots host the 5-0 New Orleans Saints. The records indicate that a shift is coming.
If you go by the win loss record, the Jets should defeat the Steelers and the Saints should upset the Patriots. That would put the Jets in a tie for first place in the AFC east with the Patriots (the Patriots hold the tie breaker with a win against the Jets).
In the following weeks, the Patriots go to Met Life Stadium to play the Jets on October 20, then host the Dolphins back home on the 27th. So depending on how they both do this weekend, the matchup next week could be one to decide first place.
After their bye, the Dolphins have a division matchup with the Buffalo Bills and then the Patriots, so they are in control of their destiny as well, if they get some wins following the bye.
Even the Bills, should they recover from the loss of QB E.J. Manuel for the next couple weeks, have a chance to fight for the lead in the division. They do have to win against the Bengals this week and then survive the Miami game on the 20th and then win against the Saints in New Orleans on the 27th.
Should this division stay competitive for the remainder of the season, a lot of Bills, Dolphins and Jets fans will be hanging on the edge of their seats! Or will the Patriots run the table and beat out all of their division opponents and get in the playoffs as the winner of the AFC East?
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Week 2 in preseason football is the third game for the Miami Dolphins. It is also the most heart breaking. Tight end acquisition Dustin Keller – the guy they had been banking on for third down conversions – had a “gruesome” knee injury during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium in Houston. When we say gruesome, imagine your right knee bending in a way that it should not be able to bend, that type of injury ends up making a lot of fans gag when they see it.
Dolphins TE Dustin Keller carted off with knee injury – SI.com
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:53:03 GMT
TE Dustin Keller carted off with knee injury. NFL. By Erin Weaver. Dolphins’ Dustin Keller (81) severely injured his knee during Saturday night’s preseason game. Dustin Keller (81)…
Dustin Keller injured in Miami Dolphins’ preseason loss to Houston Texans – MiamiHerald.com
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:35:01 GMT
HOUSTON — The only memory most will have of the Dolphins’ third exhibition game was Dustin Keller’s gruesome knee injury. But before Keller was carted off the Reliant …
Dolphins TE Dustin Keller suffers gruesome leg injury
Keller‘s leg bent unnaturally when he was tackled on the right knee by D.J. It was unclear when he was injured, but he was taken to the locker room to be evaluated in the second quarter and the team said he wouldn’t return.
Watch this video at your own risk… at the 0:40 mark you will see the hit that made a lot of people feel ill!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers has made it mandatory for all of their quarterbacks to wear a knee brace in practice, should receivers and tight ends wear them in preseason games?