AFC East Over/Under

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Today we’re looking at the total win projections for each AFC East team, and choosing between either “over” or “under”. (odds courtesy of Feel free to play along in the comments section.

Buffalo Bills: 5.5 Wins (Under)

This Bills team has two glaring problems.  They don’t have a quarterback, and even if they did, they don’t have an offensive line to protect him.  The running game and defense might take them to five wins, but I don’t see any more than that.

Miami Dolphins: 8.5 Wins (Under)

The Dolphins are an 8-8 football team.  While explosive, they lack a consistent offensive attack to keep the pressure off their young defense.  Brandon Marshall may help with that, but unless he can play safety as well, the Dolphins are a couple of players away from being contenders.

New York Jets: 9.5 Wins (Over)

This was my hardest decision, as I see the Jets being anywhere from 9-7 to 11-5.   They have a lot of great players on their team, but if I were a fireman that sat on some dude’s shoulders, I would worry about their depth.  However, an improved Mark Sanchez can render a lot of things moot.  If he builds on his 31st ranked 2009 season, the defense won’t have to carry the water each game.

New England Patriots: 9.5 Wins (Over)

Tom Brady has won nine games or fewer exactly one time, 2002, where they tied for the AFC East division lead.  Now that some youngsters are joining the crowd, we fully expect the Patriots to navigate a difficult schedule and finish with at least 10 wins.  There are still some question marks on the offensive and defensive lines, but the depth of the Patriots should be enough to handle a trade (Mankins) or an injury.

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6 Responses to “AFC East Over/Under”

  1. Jared says:

    I hear what your saying with the Dolphins…I just like what Parcells has done there. They have a great running game, one of the best young LT’s in the game, and now one of the best 5 WR’s in the game. The jury is still out on Henne, but I think hes in a good spot to succeed.
    On D, they have two-good young rookies that with Dansby…should help cover up the loss of Taylor and Porter with more youth and versatility. They also have one of the best young corner tandems in the league, and both are just heading into their sophomore season.
    The only glaring roster default would be at safety, it can definately be overcome, but a lot rides on those young shoulders of V.Davis and S.Smith back there.
    I don’t think Dansby and Marshall are the difference by themselves, I just think Parcells and Sporano have turned things around for the Dolphins. They get a little better each year, and adding a stud on both sides of the ball should accelerate the process. If Miami was playing in San Diego’s division this year…some might call me crazy, but I’d be picking them to go 10-6 and win the division.


  2. Jared says:

    Buffalo….Over 500.??? In what is now the best division in football…. Not happening, you could make a case that even after adding one of the most dynamic rookies in the draft,(CJ.Spiller)- The Bills still have the worst roster in the NFL. But someone has to have hope for the Bills, I thought there was no-one left. I say they end up 10…yes 10 games UNDER 500.- but i guess i’m a realist.

    Only one of these over/unders to even think for more than a second was Miami at 8.5, the others SHOULD BE no-brainers.






  3. HearTheRumble says:

    Whatever. The Bills are going to be over .500 – keep on hating all you want.

  4. Patriots Draft Guru says:

    Bills – Under
    Dolphins – Over
    Jets – Over
    Patriots – Over

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