The Buffalo Bills won the AFC East for the second straight season but needed the final week of the season to hold off the surging New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s squad appeared to have taken the lead in the division for good entering the final stretch but lost to the Colts and Miami Dolphins to open up a path for the Bills. Both teams have made the postseason.
The Dolphins were 1-7 but managed to finish 9-8 after a tremendous run to close out the season. Brian Flores will likely be back, as will Tua Tagovailoa. Jaylen Waddle, who set the record for most receptions by rookie, appears to be one of the cornerstones of this offense for years to come.
The New York Jets were in a rebuilding year and appear to have their quarterback, running back and top receiver locked in with Zach Wilson, Michael Carter and Elijah Moore. It’ll be interesting to see how the team fills out the roster around these guys.
Here’s a look at the final standings in the AFC East for the 2021 season.