1. Patriots (12-4)
2. Jets (7-9)
3. Bills (4-12)
4. Dolphins (4-12)
It’s the same old story in the AFC East. The New England Patriots will continue their dominance. Since 2001, the Patriots have won the division 16 times in 18 seasons, including 10 years in a row. Yet even after nearly two decades of dominance and with Tom Brady entering 2019 at 42 years old, there are no signs of this dynasty slowing down.
And yet again, there might not be much competition for the defending Super Bowl champions. Can one of the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills or Miami Dolphins step up? All three finished with a losing record in 2018. Expect more of the same this time around.
The only team that I expect will show some potential in 2019 is New York. Let by a talented young quarterback in Sam Darnold and with the arrival of Le’Veon Bell, the Jets offense should be more competitive than its 29th ranking in 2018. Bringing in Quinnen Williams via the draft and C.J. Mosley in free agency is good news for the defense.
It’s a step in the right direction for a four-win team in 2018, but not enough to enter the playoff race.