Playoff picture: AFC East, part one
The class of the NFL continues to prove father time wrong time and time again. Fresh off another Super Bowl, the Patriots are the clear favorites of the most predictable division in the league.
As mentioned on the previous slide, the Dolphins are in the midst of a massive rebuild and would be very fortunate to win more than four games. They’ve already started listening to trade calls for the few valuable veterans they have.
They just traded left tackle Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills and are now void of many other building block players outside of their two stud defensive backs Xavien Howard and Minkah Fitzpatrick. They still don’t know who their quarterback for this year will be, but frankly, it doesn’t really matter.
The Bills had an elite defense last year, that has talent at every level and added defensive tackle Ed Oliver in the draft. On offense they added veterans John Brown, Cole Beasley and the ageless Frank Gore.
They need Josh Allen and Zay Jones to take positive steps forward at their positions. The defense and rushing attack should keep them in games, but their schedule looks very difficult on paper. Outside of their division games they have road games against the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Steelers. They also host the Philadelphia Eagles, Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.
The good news is they should have two automatic wins against the Dolphins. Seven wins is doable for this team.