- New England Patriots – 11-5, 4-2
- New York Jets – 10-6, 4-2
- Miami Dolphins – 7-9, 2-4
- Buffalo Bills – 5-11, 2-4
We don’t care how badly you may bleed green and white. There’s just no logical explanation in picking the New York Jets to capture their first AFC East crown since 2002.
It doesn’t matter that Tom Brady will be sitting out the first four weeks. These are the New England Patriots. This is Bill Belichick. These guys have won seven straight division titles and 13 of the last 15 total.
It’s been complete domination, and until they officially slip up it’d be rough to try to predict it beforehand. You can call out Brady and Belichick for their deceitful ways, but you simply cannot bet against them. It would be disrespectful based on history.
We’ve chronicled how loaded the Jets roster is. They do, indeed, have a golden opportunity with Brady’s misfortunes and Mike Maccagnan’s sparkling ways.
They simply have to prove it on the field first.
The Buffalo Bills will continue to disappoint under defensive coordinator head coach Rex Ryan while the Miami Dolphins will need a year under rookie coach Adam Gase before anything substantial occurs in South Beach.