Miami Dolphins Bye Week AFC Review

With the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets on a bye week, let’s take a look on how the rest of the AFC east teams made out during week five.

 The Buffalo Bills squeaked out a 14-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.  I cannot understand how this team scored 41 points on the Miami Dolphins in week two of the season.  I take that back I do know how they did it, but they should not have beaten Miami by that many points.  Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor went 10 for 17 with 109 passing yards and one touchdown.  He was also sacked a total of four times for the game, he was also the leading rusher for his team with eight rushes for 76 yards.  After week five, the Buffalo Bills sit in third position in the AFC East division with a 3-2 record.

 The other lone AFC East team in action this past Sunday was the New England Patriots, who continued their dominance with a shellacking of the Dallas Cowboys 30-6.  This game was not even a contest.  Tom Brady went 20 for 27 with 275 in passing yards and threw for two touchdowns.  He managed to do this with Dallas’ defensive sacking the golden boy of the NFL five times.  Running back LeGarrette Blount had 74 yards on 13 rushes.  Wide receiver Julian Edelman was the top receiver for the Patriots with 120 total yards on four receptions and one touchdown.  Tight end Rob Gronkowski had an off day with 67 yards on four receptions and no touchdowns.  This was surprising to me as he is Tom Brady’s favorite target, I would think he would have ended up in the end zone a couple of times with the Patriots putting up 30 points for the game.  This win puts the New England Patriots on top of the AFC east division with a 4-0 start to the season.

In the AFC division the New England Patriots are one of three teams still undefeated in their conference.  The Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals both sit at 5-0 respectfully.  The AFC is shaping up to be the conference to beat this season.

The Miami Dolphins have had a busy and a very eventful bye week.  They fired their head and defensive coaches, and hired two new coaches to take their place.  With the Dolphins sitting in last place with a 1-3 record, we will have to sit back and watch to see if the changes make a difference and the Miami Dolphins can swim their way out of the bottom of the barrel to at least a wild card playoff berth.  I have confidence they can do it.  I really believe we will see a completely different team take the field against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and start the climb and tough road to the playoffs.


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