Season 3 Team Reports – AFC East

AFC East

 

Team Name: Buffalo Bills

 

Record: (9-3)

 

Offensive Stat Leaders:

  • Passing: 
    • QB Josh Allen; 334-412, 81.1% comp, 4241 yards, 40 TDs, 25 INT, 119.7 Rating
  • Rushing:
    • RB Tevin Coleman; 161 Attempts, 1032 yards, 16 broken tackles, 9 TDs, 1 Fumble
  • Receiving:
    • 1. WR Stefon Diggs; 85 rec, 1395 yards, 504 YAC, 14 TDs
    • 2. TE Dawson Knox; 63 rec, 887 yards, 249 YAC, 10 TDs
    • 3. WR Tyler Lockett; 54 rec, 709 yards, 244 YAC, 3 TDs

 

Defensive Stat Leaders

  • Tackles
    • 1. SS Obi Melifonwu; 39 Tackles
    • 2. CB Tre White; 34 Tackles
  • Sacks
    • 1. DT Ed Oliver; 10.5 Sacks
    • 2. DE Kwity Paye; 9 Sacks
  • Interceptions
    • 1. CB Levi Wallace; 10 Interceptions
    • 2. CB Tre White; 6 Interceptions
  • Forced Fumbles
    • 1. SS Obi Melifonwu; 2 Forced Fumbles
    • 2. OLB chandler Jones; 2 Forced Fumbles

 

Team Stats

  • Passing offense rank: 1st (4120 yards)
  • Rushing offense rank: 24th (1371 yards)
  • Passing defense rank: 3rd (2553 yards allowed)
  • Rushing defense rank: 4th (1119 yards allowed)
  • Points scored per game: 2nd (39 ppg)
  • Points allowed per game: 4th (23 ppg allowed)

 

Season summary:

The Bills were coming into this season with a ton of high expectations around the league. They were carrying a 14 game win streak into week 1 and a super bowl trophy from the previous season. However, they quickly were brought down to earth after losing in week 1 to the Ravens, and then continued to drop games against the Bears and the Patriots later in the season. Allen has been putting on an MVP type of season, however, he has had too many games this year where he has thrown 4 or more interceptions and it’s costing the Bills. If Allen can’t fix his turnover problem by the post season, then the Bills are unlikely to defend their title.

 

Playoff outlook:

At 9-3 with three of their 4 remaining opponents having losing records, it is about guaranteed the Bills will be making a return trip to the playoffs this year to defend their super bowl trophy. If they can win out, including a victory over the Patriots, they will be able to win the AFC East this year as the Patriots have suffered a divisional loss to the dolphins while the Bills have beat the Dolphins and Jets twice each.

 

Remaining Opponents:

  • Week 14: Browns (4-7)
  • Week 15: Bengals (2-10)
  • Week 16: Patriots (10-2)
  • Week 17: Chiefs (3-9)

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Team Name: Jets

 

Record: (4-8)

 

Offensive Stat Leaders:

  • Passing: 
    • QB J. Daniels; 179-322, 55.6% comp, 2864 yards, 27 TDs, 20 INTs, 87.9 QB Rating
  • Rushing: 
    • RB J. Jefferson; 188 attempts, 1171 yards, 25 broken tackles, 10 TDs, 2 fumbles
  • Receiving:
    • 1. WR . Smith; 51 rec, 837 yards, 364 YAC, 8 TDs
    • 2. WR D. Mims; 30 rec, 546 yards, 151 YAC, 6 TDs
    • 3. TE D. Harris; 26 rec, 402 yards, 83 YAC, 7 TDs

 

Defensive Stat Leaders

  • Tackles
    • 1. LB CJ Mosley; 38 tackles
    • 2. S M. Maye; 38 Tackles
  • Sacks
    • 1. DT Q. Williams; 3.5 sacks
    • 2. DE T. Henrickson; 2 sacks
  • Interceptions
    • 1. CB B. Austin; 8 interceptions
    • 2. FS A. Davis; 6 Interceptions
  • Forced Fumbles
    • 1. SS M. Maye; 1 Forced fumble
    • 2. LB N. Smith; 1 Forced Fumble

 

Team Stats

  • Passing offense rank: 23rd (2645 yards)
  • Rushing offense rank: 14th (1529 yards)
  • Passing defense rank: 27th (3325 yards)
  • Rushing defense rank: 28th (1828 yards)
  • Points scored per game: 19th (28 ppg)
  • Points allowed per game: 22nd (33 ppg)

 

Season summary:

Unfortunately this is another season that’ll be labeled with the “rebuilding” tag. Ever since taking over the team halfway through the year last season, the Jets coach has been working on getting his roster to a level that can compete in his division. With some young pieces at QB, RB, and WR, this roster may be ready to make that jump to be a playoff contender next season. Another strong offseason in free agency and the draft will be crucial for the Jets, who started with one of the worst rosters in the league. Even still, the Jets have accumulated 4 wins in 12 games and have been very competitive with some of the best teams and coaches in the league. The future is bright in New York.

 

Playoff outlook:

The Jets are eliminated from the playoffs, but their coach is good enough to get them there someday. The AFC East is one of the league’s toughest divisions and they had to also play the entire NFC North, another tough division. Without such a grueling schedule, the Jets would likely be in playoff contention.

 

Remaining Opponents:

  • Week 14: Patriots (10-2)
  • Week 15: Colts (6-6)
  • Week 16: Dolphins (6-6)
  • Week 17: Raiders (3-9)

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Team Name: Dolphins

Record: 7 – 6

Offensive Stat Leaders:

Passing:

  • T. Tagovailoa 227/322 2991 yards 20 TD 27 INT

Rushing:

  • B. Hall 140 carries 719 yards 12 TDs
  • M. Breida 88 carries 517 yards 2 TDs

Receiving:

  • M. Gesicki 55 receptions 711 yards 2 TDs
  • P. Williams 36 receptions 595 yards 9 TDs
  • R. Bateman 27 receptions 479 yards 1 TDs

Defensive Stat Leaders

Tackles:

  • J. Baker 50 tackles
  • K. Grugier– Hill 42 tackles

Sacks:

  • J. Owusu-Koramoah 8 sacks
  • K. Van Noy 7.5 sacks

Interceptions

  • K. Neal 5 INTs
  • J. Baker 4 INTs

Forced Fumbles

  • K.Van Noy 2 FFs
  • K. Neal 1 FFs

Team Stats

  • Passing offense rank: 18th
  • Rushing offense rank: 22nd
  • Passing defense rank: 5th
  • Rushing defense rank: 19th
  • Points scored per game: 15th

Points allowed per game: 14th

Season summary: After starting the season 0 – 4 the Miami Dolphins have rebounded in a big way winning 7 of their last 9 games. As of the time this article was published, they are in the 7th Wildcard spot and are playing some of their best football of the cycle. The Dolphin defense has stepped up and carried the team over the last 9 games.

Playoff outlook: With 3 games remaining the Dolphins control their own destiny. Win 2 games and they are in. It may come down to week 17 against the Broncos in a win and you’re in scenario.

Remaining Opponents:

Week 15: Patriots

Week 16: Jets

Week 17: Broncos

 

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Team Name: Patriots

Record: 10 – 2

Offensive Stat Leaders:

Passing:

  • F. Franks 220/305 3217 25 TDs 30 INTs 

Rushing:

  • P. Lindsay 179 carries 1337 yards 16 TDs
  • J. Howard 51 carries 218 yards 3 TDs

Receiving:

  • D. Newsome 53 receptions 953 yards 10 TDs
  • T. Nixon 46 receptions 880 yards 5 TDs
  • D. Asiasi 39 receptions 575 yards 4 TDs

Defensive Stat Leaders

Tackles

  • K. Dugger 50 tackles
  • N. Dawkins 41 tackles

Sacks

  • D. Davis 7 sacks
  • D. Jackson 5 sacks

Interceptions

  • S. Gilmore 6 INTs
  • J. Jones 4 INTs

Forced Fumbles

  • K.Dugger 6 FFs
  • D. Davis 3 FFs

Team Stats

  • Passing offense rank: 14th  
  • Rushing offense rank: 11th
  • Passing defense rank: 19th
  • Rushing defense rank: 4th
  • Points scored per game: 4th  
  • Points allowed per game: 8th

Season summary: The Patriots have continued to remain steady and win games. Although they have dropped a couple in season 3, this team still looks to be a Super Bowl contender. Their week 16 match up against the Bills will decide who wins the division. Will the Patriots capture their 3rd straight division title or will the Bills step up to claim that honor.

Playoff outlook: Their spot is pretty much secured. We will now wait and see if the Patriots can win another division title or fall to a Wildcard spot. Again, week 16 looks to be the decider unless the Pats slip up before then.

Remaining Opponents:

Week 14: Jets

Week 15: Dolphins

Week 16: Bills

Week 17: Packers

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