Buffalo Bills tied with Miami Dolphins atop AFC East after Week 1

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The Buffalo Bills are looking to win their third straight AFC title this season and are off to a great start with the win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. They were going to almost certainly be guaranteed to be joined by one other AFC East team as the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots would play each other in Week 1.

That team ultimately would be the Dolphins after their 20-7 victory over the Patriots. It was a good game for Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ offense. Tagovailoa had 270 passing yards and new wide receiver Tyreek Hill led the way with eight receptions and 94 yards.

However, last year’s first round pick Jaylen Waddle would find the end zone and he finished the game with four receptions for 67 yards.

Meanwhile, the Patriots are joined by the New York Jets at the bottom of the division after they lost to the Baltimore Ravens 24-9 in a game that really wasn’t competitive. The Ravens built a 10-0 lead and then a 24-3 lead and would cruise to their victory.

Will the Buffalo Bills remain atop the AFC East after Week 2?

Looking ahead, the Buffalo Bills have an extended break as they are scheduled to play the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 at Highmark Stadium.

The Bills are the only team in the AFC East that has a home game this week as the Miami Dolphins are on the road to play the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to play the 1-0 Steelers, and the New York Jets will be looking for their first win of the season in Cleveland against the Browns.

When considering the opponents, and the fact that the Bills are at home, there is a good chance that the Bills could be alone atop the AFC East heading into their first divisional matchup of the season in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.