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NFL standings, Week 7: Breaking down the AFC East heading toward Week 8

The AFC East is working its way through Week 7. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 8.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium.  Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It was a rough week for the two favorites in the AFC East. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills suffered losses. The Dolphins have one game lead in the division at 5-2. Shockingly, the only team with a positive record in the division is the New England Patriots at 2-1 in the AFC East.

To start Sunday, the Patriots came out and took down the Bills. Nobody could’ve predicted that. Josh Allen and the Bills offense have some issues they need to fix. This also isn’t the typical Bills defense the we have seen in the past. They’ve struggled all season and it showed against the Patriots. Mac Jones drove the Patriots down the field with 1:30 left on the clock to score a game winning touchdown. It will be a quick turnaround for the Bills as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football.

Miami Had a disappointing showing on Sunday Night Football. It was close for a good portion of the game, but fell apart in the 4th quarter. That was a real chance for the Dolphins to show that they could beat good competition. Tua Tagovailoa didn’t play great, but there were a few plays that he could’ve gotten some help. The Tyreek Hill dropped touchdown was a killer for the Dolphins. They will look to bounce back at home against the Patriots next week. The New York Jets were on bye week and will take on the New York Giants in Week 8.

Below is a rundown of the AFC East division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 8.

2023-24 AFC East standings

AFC East Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
AFC East Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Miami Dolphins 6-3 vs. LV +800 +135 +105 -160 +100 -150 -155 -180 -195 -200 -450
Buffalo Bills 5-5 vs. NYJ +120 +145 +110 +165 +100 +135 +145 +195 +240 +270 +400
New York Jets 4-5 @ BUF +270 +600 +1200 +2800 +3000 +3500 +1700 +1000 +750 +600 +1500
New England Patriots 2-8 BYE +300 +900 +1500 +1800 +2500 +4500 +15000 +7500 +12000 +25000 +50000