AFC East Power Rankings: Week Two Edition

With all four AFC East squads bunched up atop the standings with one-win apiece, find out who gets the top spot in this week's Green and White Report power rankings.

New England Patriots (1-1)

TRENDING:

L1

LAST GAME:

The Patriots lost their first ever home opener at Gillette Stadium, falling to the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18. Quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception on the offense's very first play from scrimmage, and New England never got rolling. The Patriots had a chance to make a game-winning field goal when Cardinals running back Ryan Williams coughed up the ball with Arizona trying to run out the clock, but Stephen Gostkowski's kick went wide.

UPCOMING GAME:

Things don't get any easier for New England, who has to travel to Baltimore Sunday to take on the high-powered Ravens. Brady's offensive line isn't what it used to be, and the Ravens' aggressive defense will certainly look to test it early. Plus, Baltimore has a viable offense now.

KEY STAT:

The Patriots gave up the second-most yards per game last season. Through two games, however, they've allowed the second-fewest yards per game (264.5).

New York Jets (1-1)

TRENDING:

L1

LAST GAME:

The Jets' flowering Week One offense took a break in Week Two. Quarterback Mark Sanchez engineered a near-perfect drive on their first possession that went 90 yards and was capped off by a touchdown strike to Santonio Holmes. Holmes, however, went on to drop a handful of passes, and the rest of Sanchez's receivers couldn't hang onto it, either, in a 27-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

UPCOMING GAME:

Gang Green gets a little break, going up against the division-rival Dolphins. Miami did beat the Raiders last week, but there's no reason the Jets shouldn't win this one, even in Miami. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have his hands full against the Jets' multidimensional defense.

KEY STAT:

The Jets have the worst third-down defense in the league through two games, surrendering third downs at a 58 percent clip.

Buffalo Bills (1-1)

TRENDING:

W1

LAST GAME:

The Bills rebounded from their Week One rout by the Jets with a convincing 35-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Running back C.J. Spiller continued to flourish in the absence of Fred Jackson, amassing 170 total yards on 18 touches. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't terrible, either, and Buffalo's defense recorded five sacks. Mario Williams has still been invisible, though.

UPCOMING GAME:

Buffalo has a pretty good shot of winning two in a row, as it makes the short trip to Cleveland for an AFC bout with the Brandon Weeden-led Browns. Cleveland isn't very good, but the Bills are certainly capable of a big letdown -- see Week One.

KEY STAT:

The Bills have yet to give up a sack, and they lead the NFL in rushing with 396 yards.

Miami Dolphins (1-1)

TRENDING:

W1

LAST GAME:

Miami also tallied its first win of the season last Sunday when it hosted the sloppy Oakland Raiders. Rookie Tannehill was efficient, but more importantly, running back Reggie Bush showed up big time. Bush rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-13 victory.

UPCOMING GAME:

The Dolphins will likely come back to Earth Sunday when they host the Jets. Gang Green is hungry after a loss to the Steelers, and Tannehill won't have anywhere to throw if Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis returns to the lineup. Bush should give the Jets some fits, though.

KEY STAT:

Only three of the Dolphins' 18 conversion rushes have been to the left side. Miami is leaning on the left side of the line in power situations.

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