Tuesday, May 28, 2024

AFC East watch week 6: Another QB falls

It’s AFC East watch time as the Dolphins lost yet another QB to injury. This time it was Skylar Thompson as things continued to be bizarre for the Dolphins signal callers. But how did all that affect the division? Let’s find out.

AFC East Watch: Bills take down Chiefs

The Dolphins remain the only team to have beaten the Bills so far this season, but after this impressive comeback win from the Bills they now have a 1.5 game lead atop the division.

Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns, but it was the Bills defence that stole the show with two interceptions of Patrick Mahomes and holding the Chiefs to just 20 points.

AFC East Watch: Jets beat the Packers!

Now is not the time to panic but the Jets are actually rebuilding into a solid team. Their defence was the star as they held Aaron Rodgers to just a solitary TD and sacked him four times.

Breece Hall racked up 116 yards and a score on the ground and the Jets really look like they may just be a QB away from being a contender. Can Zach Wilson be that QB? OC Mike LaFleur has done a good job of keeping Wilson from costing the Jets games to this point, but how long he can do that is anyones guess.

Wilson looks like little more than a stop gap at this point and is just along for the ride, but if he takes a leap in his third-year like Allen did the AFC East could become the toughest division in all of football with three quality starters.

Dolphins fall to third-straight loss

If there were any doubts that Tua Tagovailoa is the best QB on the Dolphins roster they have been permanently silenced by the performances of Thompson and Bridgewater these last two games.

The highest paid back-up in the league through two horrendous interceptions and the ground attack was practically non-existent. If Mike McDaniel is an offensive genius it only seems to be working with Tua on the field.

It’s early, and hopefully Tua will be back sooner rather than later. Then the question will be can he stay on the field.

Patriots stomp Browns with Bailey Zappe at QB

If you thought Mac Jones being out would slow the Patriots, think again. Rookie Bailey Zappe went 24/34 for 309 yards 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.

With Jones being so overhyped last season it’s fun to see them have something of a QB controversy brewing as Zappe looked much better than Jones has so far this season. Neither, however, look like a long-term winner at this point.

However, when you consider the amount of negative press coming from Patriots camp this summer, a 3-3 start is rather unsettling.

Check in again next week for another trip around the AFC East.

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