For the AFC East, Week 4 is in the books with three out of the four teams being in action. The New York Jets were on their bye week, which gives them a chance to get healthy and another week for Sam Darnold to recover from mono. Even though they find themselves 0-3, their season isn’t over by a long shot as we’ve seen teams the past couple seasons make a strong run after a slow start. Elsewhere in the division the Miami Dolphins were seeking their first win of the season against the Los Angeles Chargers while the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills were in a battle of 3-0 teams and early control of the division.
Miami was unable to get their first win of the season as they fell 30-10 to the Chargers, but there were some building blocks from that game. The Dolphins were able to get their first lead of the season with Josh Rosen showing that he can move the offense when given the opportunity. The problem was the rushing game failed to complement him as the team only managed 70 yards on the ground. With a bye next week, the Dolphins will try to get their first win of the season against the Washington Redskins in Week 6.
Then there was the big showdown between the Patriots and Bills where early division supremacy was on the line. It ended up being a battle of the defenses with both sides showing why they are among the best in the league. The difference early came on a blocked punt by the Patriots leading to Matthew Slater returning it for a touchdown. In the third quarter, quarterback Josh Allen got knocked out of the game with a concussion. Still, the team had a couple chances with Matt Barkley leading the offense before falling 16-10. New England is in first place in the division with a perfect 4-0 record, but Buffalo still ranks third in the AFC with a 3-1 record.
New England Patriots 4-0
Buffalo Bills 3-1
New York Jets 0-3
Miami Dolphins 0-4