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Around the AFC East: Week 8

Daniel Thomas and Stevan Ridley could have a big impact on Sunday’s game in Foxboro.

New England Patriots — via Patriots Gab

— Morgan Smith ranks the top 10 most disliked former Patriots.

— The Patriots signed defensive end Andre Carter earlier this week.

New York Jets — via Jets Gab

— Andy Green breaks down the Jets’ upset win over the Patriots this past Sunday.

Buffalo BillsĀ 

— Running back C.J. Spiller could sit out Buffalo’s Week 8 matchup with New Orleans.

— Defensive end Mario Williams was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the two sacks he produced versus the Dolphins on Sunday.

What you may have missed at Dolphins Gab

— Dolphins at Patriots: Who Has the Edge?

— Ryan Tannehill and Dannell Ellerbe were limited during the Dolphins’ most recent practice.

AFC East Power Rankings

1. New England Patriots (5-2): New England clearly isn’t the dominant team it’s been in years past. But that’s more of a testament to how good they’ve been under Belichick and Brady than a knock on this year’s team. They remain the favorite in the AFC East despite Sunday’s loss in New Jersey.

2. New York Jets (4-3): The Jets can stop the run and the pass. They can also run the ball fairly well offensively. They’re consistent quarterback play away from emerging as a legitimate playoff-caliber team.

3. Miami Dolphins (3-3): The Dolphins are reeling at the moment. Three consecutive losses has put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. A win on Sunday in New England would thrust them right back into the conversation, however.

4. Buffalo Bills (3-4): Buffalo continues to be a competitive football team. Sooner or later, though, an opposing team is actually going play well against them.

Week 8 picks (Dolphins pick to be revealed later in week)

New Orleans 31, Buffalo 17

Cincinnati 16, New York Jets 13

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