AFC East: Ranking Run Defense: Bills and Fins edge Pats and Jets

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No. 1: Buffalo Bills

StrengthDefensive line. The Bills have a very solid run-stopping defensive line led by Von Miller, DaQuan Jones, and Ed Oliver. The signing of stout defensive tackle Poona Ford, who played five years for the Seattle Seahawks, gives them additional depth to back up Oliver and Jones.

Weakness: Losses and injuries. The Bills lost two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Tremaine Edmunds through free agency and Von Miller, who suffered a torn ACL in November, may need additional time to rehab his injury. Other players, such as LBs Terrel Bernard, Tyrel Dodson, and A.J. Klein, will have to step up.

X-Factor: Dorian Williams. Although the Bills are not projected to start the 2023 3rd-round choice, Williams may earn quality minutes earlier than projected.