And in Week 10, the mighty Buffalo Payments – Tremendous Bowl preseason favorites who outperformed their opponents by a mean of 11 factors per recreation – the league’s finest common of 11 factors per recreation – dropped to 3rd place.
If there was ever an NFL Week 10 improvement simply begging to be exaggerated, that may be it.
Josh Allen began and did not appear like a man whose elbow bothered him, however the Payments opened up a 17-point lead at dwelling and misplaced their second straight recreation. In the meantime, the Miami Dolphins have completely defeated the Cleveland Browns and at the moment are alone within the high spot within the AFC East – with a head-to-head victory towards the Buffalo of their pocket.
The New York Jets, idle this week, have the identical file because the Buffalo but additionally have a head-to-head victory towards the Payments.
And the New England Patriots, additionally off responsibility this week, are only one recreation behind – the one fourth-place finisher within the league with a successful file.
A mix of issues is liable for the AFC East being probably the most fascinating division on the earth. A part of that’s the Dolphins’ lightning strike, coached by Mike McDaniel and powered by Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and Tua Tagovailoa. A part of that’s Allen’s sudden tendency to throw interceptions in the long run zone. A part of it’s that the Jets have a greater general roster than many individuals realized, and a part of it’s that the Patriots are benefiting from what they’ve.
However I wish to begin the Week 10 Overreactions column with the Dolphins and Payments as a result of they each performed Sunday, and their outcomes appear to be probably the most related to the NFL playoff scene (together with, by the way in which, the NFC, why not, I have never forgotten concerning the workforce that got here again to beat Buffalo on this one). First up this week is the Dolphins, as a result of frankly, they deserved it.