3. The Rest of the Division is Overrated
The Patriots aren’t a perfect team by any means, but are we sure we aren’t overrating the rest of the AFC East?
The Bills have a ton of talent, yes, but they’ve also benefited from an easy division the last few years. Now that every team in the AFC East is a contender, will they still be able to dominate? Based on their recent postseason failures, they may not be up to the task.
The Dolphins have an explosive offense…when Tua is healthy. Can he stay healthy, though? He wasn’t able to last year, and he’s always one big hit away from missing considerable time. Miami faded at the end of last season and its defense isn’t anything special, either.
As for the Jets, is Aaron Rodgers really the answer? He’s 39 and coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. A washed-up Rodgers is still better than most of the quarterbacks New York has been trotting out recently, but not good enough to win a stacked division.
If things go wrong for their competitors and right for them, the Patriots could sneak up on the division and steal it.
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