NFL Week 4: Analyzing the AFC East

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Bills over Giants, 26-16.

The Bills are simply the better team in this game, and they will prove it. They may not be ready to beat the Patriots, but the Bills are equipped to defeat the rest of the AFC East and just about every other team in the NFL. As long as Tyrod Taylor continues to play like a franchise quarterback and Karlos Williams keeps making a name for himself, the rest will fall into place for the Bills’ offense.

Only three starting quarterbacks have yet to throw an interception in 2015: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning, surprisingly. Expect Eli’s luck to end in Week 4 when the Bills’ complicated blitzing schemes get the best of the Giant’s offensive line and Manning makes some questionable decisions. Who knows, maybe the rookie Darby will add another interception to his pile.

Jets over Dolphins, 20-13.

Division games throughout the NFL are always good contests, and the Jets-Dolphins are no exception. After a rough Week 3, I see Fitzpatrick making some gutsy throws to his top receivers, Marshall and Decker, to move the chains and keep drives alive. Ivory will log his first touchdown of the season en route to a 125-yard performance against the Dolphins’ underwhelming run defense.

It won’t be all milk and honey for Fitzpatrick, however. The Dolphins’ sole touchdown on the day will be a pick-six by none other than—you guessed it—Grimes. Another rough day rushing the ball will put Tannehill in sticky situations, and that spells trouble for the Dolphins.

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