With no Buffalo Bills game on this week, fans could spend their Sunday afternoon doing any sort of non-football activity. However, many Bills fans probably chose to keep an eye on the divisional rivals playing in the early games.
The marquee match up in the AFC East this week was the New England Patriots versus the New York Jets. The Jets shocked New England early in the game, jumping out to a 14-0 lead. But the Patriots did what they normally do and tied the game up at the half. The Patriots put up some more points to take a 24-14 lead. Then an extremely controversial call happened when the referees overturned a Jets touchdown and called it a fumble out of the endzone, resulting in a touchback. The Jets were able to get a field goal, but that’s it and the Evil Empire won the game 24-17 and is now in first place in the division.
The Miami Dolphins looked like they were going to get obliterated in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons. Although they got their running game going, the Jay Cutler-led passing attack was non-existent and the Falcons went to the break with a 17-0 lead. After the break, Cutler got the passing game going, but the Falcons also couldn’t get out of their own way. Miami added two passing touchdowns and two field goals and the Falcons didn’t add a single point in the second half. Miami handed Atlanta their second loss of the season by a score of 20-17.