Breakdown of AFC East
By Michael Ferraro
New England Patriots: The Patriots are the odds on favorite to win the AFC East in 2013. Even with the Aaron Hernandez drama and losing Wes Welker, the Patriots are like a fine-tuned machine that will continue to produce replacements as long as Bill Belichick is in charge. The Patriots have won four straight division titles and nine out of the last 10 division titles and any team with Tom Brady is always the favorite. Danny Amendola was the key addition in the off-season and Gronkowski will get better and Belichick will turn around Tim Tebow, Jake Ballard. Adrian Wilson is finally on a winner after spending his whole career in Arizona. The Patriots will easily win 11-12 games this season and will win their fifth straight division and their 10th in 11 years.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins made the biggest splash this offseason with the acquisitions of Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller, Phillip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe, Brett Grimes, Brandon Gibson and getting Dion Jordan in the draft. The Dolphins are trying to make a run for the future with all these additions; the Dolphins are hoping to contend with the Patriots for the AFC East for years to come. The Dolphins will make things a little tougher on the Patriots this season and look for them to win 10 games and the AFC East might have some more drama in it the past few seasons.
Buffalo Bills: Saying the Bills under performed last season is being kind, they brought in Mario Williams and Mark Anderson and their defense was supposed to be their strength and it turned into one of their biggest flaws. This offseason the Bills released Ryan Fitzpatrick and fired head coach Chan Gailey; they were replaced by Doug Marrone and EJ Manuel and added some depth to a defense that vastly under performed last season. The Bills are rebuilding but they have CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson, and Stevie Johnson and signed Kevin Kolb to battle Manuel for the starting position. The Bills might break the longest active losing season streak with an 8-8 record this season.
New York Jets: The Jets 2013 season will not be a pleasant one, after this season the Jets will likely be looking for a new head coach and Mark Sanchez will be traded or released to make room for Geno Smith. The Jets were a disaster last season with the trade for Tim Tebow blowing up in their faces, injuries to Santonio Holmes and Darrell Revis and horrible offense all coming together for the perfect storm. The Jets finished 6-10 last season and were tied for last in the division however this season the Jets will be 5-11 or 4-12 with Rex Ryan being fired half way through the season.