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2011 AFC East Preview and Prediction

on Tuesday, 23 August 2011. Posted in Commentaries

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2011 AFC East Preview and Prediction

When you think of the AFC East in 2011, you likely think of two teams.  However, if those two teams are the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, you need to get your mind out of the gutter.

The New England Patriots and the New York Jets figure to battle not only for the AFC East crown, but also for a chance to go to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

Each of the past two seasons, the Patriots have gotten the better of the Jets in the regular season, winning the AFC East crown in 2009 and 2010, with the Jets advancing further in the playoffs before eventually being eliminated in the AFC Championship both years.

The Jets win with one of the best defenses in the league—which is run by defensive whiz and trash-talking extraordinaire Rex Ryan—and a solid offense, brimming with potential. 

The Patriots do it with a dynamic offense, loaded with playmakers at every position, and a serviceable defense, held afloat by cerebral mastermind Bill Belichick.  Both prove that it doesn’t necessarily matter how you win the games, but that you win the games.

Both the Patriots and Jets seem likely to win a bunch of those games this season, and appear near-locks for playoff berths. 

Meanwhile, the Bills and Dolphins appear destined to miss the playoffs again, and can only dream of how good Stanford QB Andrew Luck would look in their respective uniforms.

Without further ado, I present the Good, the Bad and the Bills.