The first week of the NFL is in the books as the final AFC East standings is all weird due to three teams getting to play their Week 1 contests with one postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
What a crazy first week of football, eh? Not many believed the Kansas City Chiefs would start the regular season with a huge win over the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. They defeated them to the point where it sent a huge statement to the NFL that the Chiefs mean business and have what it takes to go the distance this season.
Thanks to the Chiefs, the Patriots got to start the season with a nice 0-1 record, much to the happiness of their AFC East neighbors. The Buffalo Bills easily took care of business as they had an AFC East rivalry game against the New York Jets. They ran all over Gang Green like there was no tomorrow and earned first place on top of the division for their efforts.
The Miami Dolphins were unable to play their scheduled game due to Hurricane Harvey as it will be played in their Week 11 bye. It was postponed for obvious reasons as during a crisis like a hurricane, football is the least of worries when it came to the devastation that occurred.
Below you’ll find the final Week 1 AFC standings as per Sports Illustrated. You’ll likely find a familiar name all the way at the bottom due to scoring the lowest points for their team:
Oh yes, you guessed it, the Jets are dead last in the AFC East after Week 1. This is because they scored only 12 points for their team as the Patriots scored 27, so New England got bumped up to third place.
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The Jets had a golden opportunity to win and actually be on top of the AFC East at least for this week if they got the job done. While it’s premature since it’s only one week into the regular season, winning their Week 1 AFC East rivalry game against the Bills would have been nice since at least from now until Week 2, they would have been on top of the division.
The Bills started the season on the right foot and can carry that momentum into their next matchup and could prove they’re the real deal if they can win on the road as well.
Heading into Week 2, the Bills hit the road to face the Panthers, the Dolphins will be traveling to Los Angeles to play the Chargers, the Patriots head to New Orleans for a date with the Saints, and finally, the Jets are packing their bags to Oakland to go up against the Raiders.