AFC East Notes: Ryan, Jets, Bills, Jordan

The Patriots extended their first-place lead in the AFC East last night, escaping with a narrow 27-25 win over the Jets. In this morning’s round-up of East notes though, we’ll set aside the division-leading Pats and touch base with the three teams chasing them….

  • Last night’s loss to the Pats was the final nail in the coffin for the 2014 Jets, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who suggests that it’s just a matter of time until head coach Rex Ryan becomes the fall guy for the team’s poor season.
  • Meanwhile, Jets GM John Idzik‘s decision to pass on Darrelle Revis in the offseason never looked worse than it did last night, with the standout cornerback across the field helping New York’s division rivals earn a victory, writes Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.
  • In an Insider-only piece for, Field Yates presents a rebuilding plan for the Jets as they look ahead to 2015.
  • The Bills gave up a future draft pick in the offseason to acquire running back Bryce Brown from the Eagles, so Brown is a little surprised at the lack of game action he has seen so far, as Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News details. “I expected to play and I expected to play right away,” said Brown, who has been a healthy scratch for every regular season game so far. “I still expected to play right away after preseason. Me not playing and inactive was a surprise.”
  • Defensive end Dion Jordan will report to the Dolphins on Monday after serving his second suspension, and both the team and agent Doug Hendrickson say he’s all set to return, tweets Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
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