The AFC East continues to show its overall dominance in the NFL. What do the standings look like after week ten of the 2022 season? The AFC East standings are extremely close, with each team having either three or four losses.
It’s a loaded division that wasn’t necessarily seen as such heading into the season. Technically, an entire division can make the playoffs since the NFL expanded to a seven team playoff format. Honestly, this is still very possible in the AFC East.
We should see at least three teams make it to the dance, but as of now, every team in the division is in the playoffs, according to the NFL playoff picture. If the season ended today, the Dolphins would be the #2 seed, the Jets would be the #5 seed, the Bills would be the #6 seed, and the Patriots would be the #7 seed.
AFC East standings after week 10 of the 2022 season
1. Miami Dolphins (7-3)
The Dolphins have sole possession of first place in the AFC East. They are 7-3 after yet another win, this one coming against the Cleveland Browns. Tua Tagovailoa looks right at home in this offense led by head coach Mike McDaniel.
The Dolphins do feel like more of a finesse team, so we’ll see if they can go blow for blow with a more physical team as the season progresses.
2. New York Jets (6-3)
The Jets were on their bye week in week 10 and are second in the division at 6-3. Their +20 point differential is nothing to write home on, but their defense is solid and their offense seems to be able to do enough to win games.
Zach Wilson is still the obvious weakness of this unit, and I think they’ll look for a quarterback upgrade this offseason. The Jets appear like they’re headed towards a double digit win season.
3. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
What exactly did the Bills do to be crowned the pre-season Super Bowl champions? They’ve lost two games in a row in which Josh Allen has thrown one touchdown pass against four interceptions. He still is clearly prone to some absolutely boneheaded mistakes, and it’s costed the Bills a ton.
He’s already thrown 10 interceptions on the season and it does kind of feel like at times he overcompensates. Everyone seems to want a Bills vs. Chiefs AFC Championship game, but I’m not sure the Bills are even the best team in the division.
4. New England Patriots (5-4)
The Patriots are just one game behind the Bills and Jets and only a game and a half behind the Dolphins. The Patriots’ defense might be the most consistent in the NFL while Matthew Judon enjoys a career year.
New England has a super important matchup in another AFC East battle when they face the New York Jets after their bye week on November 20th. This would make the division even closer and the Patriots have already disposed of Jets once.