Don’t look now, but two major things are happening in the AFC East.
First, the Miami Dolphins are starting to play like everyone expected. The Dolphin defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in three games.
Second, the Buffalo Bills look like the Dolphins did for the first 7 games of this season.
In defeating the Bills 35-8 yesterday at Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins have won 3 in a row and are now 3-7 on the season, after their dreadful 0-7 start.
The Bills, on the other hand, after starting the season 5-2, have lost 3 in a row, and will face the New York Jets next week.
“We could have easily given up on our season, but we’ve got a great bunch of guys,” rookie center Mike Pouncey said.
With the victory, the Dolphins are 2 games behind the Jets and 3 games behind the 6-4 Cincinnati Bengals for the 2nd and final wild card playoff spot.
As for the Bills, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has yet to win a game since signing a $59 million, six-year contract last month, was sacked twice and now has 12 turnovers in the past six games.
On the injury front, cornerback Terrence McGee injured his left knee and could be lost for the season.
Leading rusher and playmaker Fred Jackson aggravated a calf injury, but should be fine for Sunday at MetLife Stadium.