The New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills are on a bye this week, but AFC East rivals New York Jets and Miami Dolphins had early games games. The Jets were able to shut out the San Diego Chargers in the second half and come from behind to win 27-21, pushing their record to 4-3 and holding onto third place in the division. The Chargers owned the first half but the Jets came back thanks largely to two Phillip Rivers interceptions in the second half. Plaxico Burress led the Jets with 3 touchdown receptions.
The Miami Dolphins did not fare so well against the Denver Broncos, who may have felt like they were at home with all the Tim Tebow love in South Florida. The Dolphins allowed Tebow to lead a Broncos comeback in the second half to tie the game at 15-15 late, forcing overtime. Had Dolphins HC Tony Sparano elected to go for an extra point instead of a failed two-point conversion earlier in the game, the score would have been 16-15 and the dolphins may have hung on to win. After a Matt Moore strip sack and Bronco recovery in overtime, Denver was able to kick a game-winning field goal. The loss to the Broncos drops Miami to 0-6 on the season and firmly in last place in the AFC East.