We are heading into the end of the first quarter of the NFL season with Week 3 wrapped up in the AFC East. All four teams from the division played in the 1PM window, as the Buffalo Bills traveled to face the Washington Commanders, the Miami Dolphins hosted the Denver Broncos, and the New England Patriots traveled to New Jersey to take on Zach Wilson and the New York Jets. Through the first three weeks, the AFC East has two teams above .500 (one remaining unbeaten) and the other two are below .500 on the season.
Heading into Week 4, two teams in the AFC East will face off in a highly anticipated divisional game that will be a rematch of the AFC Wild Card round game from the playoffs last season.
Here are the updated AFC East standings after Week 3.
4.) New York Jets (1-2)
Week 3 result: Loss vs. New England Patriots, 15-10
The reality check has set for the New York Jets after Week 3. Zach Wilson can’t get anything going on offense and the run-game, which is their “strongest” unit on offense can’t get the ball down the field. The Jets dropped their second consecutive game with a loss to the New England Patriots.
With this loss, the Jets have lost to the Patriots 15 consecutive times. Bill Belichick owns the Jets and it showed again in this game. Wilson completed 50% of his throws for 157 yards, with no touchdowns. Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook rushed for a combined 36 yards off of 20 carries.
The defense did manage to hold the Patriots to 13 points (2 points given up were a safety on the offense). Even though the Patriots struggled on offense, they did not give up any sacks to this Jets defense.
New York has a long season ahead of them if these last two weeks are a preview of what is to come. The Jets fall below .500 and face an uphill matchup as they host the Kansas City Chiefs next week in MetLife.