NFL Week 10: AFC East Victories
Something seemed different in week 10 of the NFL this year. Normally, the AFC East is dominated by the New England Patriots, with the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets fighting for 2nd place. This season has been a little different, with all four teams in the East winning their week 10 games. Let’s take a look at how each team fared against their opponent this week:
New England Patriots – The Patriots took on the Seattle Seahawks, who were previously 7-2. Tom Brady threw 4 touchdowns, leading the Patriots to a 31-24 victory over the Seahawks.
Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins took on the San Diego Chargers, who were previously 3-6. They had a nail biter of a game, but won 31-24 over the Chargers.
New York Jets – The Jets took on the Los Angeles Rams, who were also previously 3-6. The Jets came out on top 9-6 in an ugly game that featured four field goals from Nick Folk and three from Greg Zuerlein.
Buffalo Bills – The Bills took on the Cincinnati Bengals, who were also previously 3-6. Tyrod Taylor threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns leading his team to a 16-12 victory over Cincinnati.
Our final game of the week was New England at Pittsburgh. The Patriots won 24-17 but it wasn’t easy. The Steelers were driving for the potential tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter when Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception in the end zone. The Patriots were then able to run out the clock and win the game.
The Patriots are now 8-1 on the season and have a two-game lead over Buffalo in the AFC East. They also own the tiebreaker against both Buffalo and Miami as they’ve beaten each team twice this year.
The Bills took care of business against Miami and are now 6-3 on the year and in second place in the division. The Dolphins are 5-4 but are still very much in contention for a wildcard spot.
Week 10 of the NFL 2012 season is upon us, and we’ve got some great matchups coming up this week. We’ll start off with the Patriots’ game against the Bills.
Pats vs. Bills: The Patriots are coming off two big wins against St. Louis and Seattle. It will be interesting to see if they can keep up the momentum against Buffalo. If Buffalo’s new gameplan works, it could make for a very interesting game.
Dolphins vs. Colts: In the Colts’ last game, Andrew Luck had a historic performance, but still lost in overtime to Miami. This time around, I expect a different outcome for Indianapolis, who will have a week to prepare for Ryan Tannehill.
Jets vs. Rams: Sam Bradford is done for the season with a torn ACL, meaning Kellen Clemens will start in his place this week against New York. The Jets have been playing better as of late, but if their defense can’t contain Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola things could get ugly quick in St. Louis.
We are now at the halfway point of the NFL season and the AFC East has an interesting mixture of good news and bad news. The good news is that the New England Patriots are undefeated and looking like a Super Bowl contender. The bad news is that all three of the other teams in our division lost this past weekend. However, there were some positives to take away from those losses.
In New York, it was a rematch from last year’s playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. The Jets dominated most of the game and kept Green Bay’s high powered offense off the field for much of the game, however, they could not get into the end zone. Two missed field goals by Nick Folk cost them dearly as they lost 26-28 on Aaron Rodgers’ 4th down touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson with 0:38 left in the game. It was a tough loss but there is hope for this team as Chris Ivory ran for almost 100 yards and looked great doing it while Geno Smith had no turnovers and threw two touchdowns. If they continue to play like this they will be fine coming up against stiff competition in New England and Indianapolis in their next two games.
The Buffalo Bills also had a rough loss as they were unable to hold onto a 17-3 2
After a tough loss to the Jets last week, the Bills came back strong with a win against the Dolphins on Sunday. The main reason for this shift in momentum was because of their outstanding defense. They had 11 sacks, and that is a franchise record! They also scored two safeties. It was a great game all around, but our MVP goes to LeSean McCoy. His three touchdowns were crucial to the team’s success.
After the 1st quarter of NFL Football, we have the Buffalo Bills leading the New England Patriots. The Bills have some stiff competition and are looking to be in second place against the New York Jets. The Miami Dolphins are currently leading the Patriots.
So far, quarterback Tom Brady has been sacked three times. The game is not yet over, so we will keep you posted with any updates as they come in from our correspondents out on the field.