Week 8 is wrapped up in the AFC East after all four teams competed before on Sunday at 1PM. Thursday night kicked off Week 8 between the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which the Bills were looking to bounce back from an upset loss in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.
Meanwhile, the other three AFC East teams all played in the 1 PM window games. The Miami Dolphins hosted the Patriots down in Hard Rock stadium, and the New York Jets "visited" the New York Giants at MetLife.
The standings in the division stayed the same after this week, with three out of the four teams getting into the win column this week.
Here are the updated AFC East standings after Week 8.
4.) New England Patriots (2-6) - loss vs. Miami Dolphins, 31-17
After pulling off an upset win last week against the Bills, the Patriots traveled down to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins for the second time this season. After gaining some momentum by getting on the scoreboard in the first quarter, the Patriots gave up a 42 yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Tyreek Hill and never led again throughout the game.
Miami managed to outgain the Patriots in total yards (390-218), total first downs (24-13), and only had three penalties for 25 yards as compared to the Patriots who had 7 penalties for 45 yards. Both teams were even on the ground, but the Dolphins' passing attack surpassed Mac Jones and the New England passing attack, 324 yards to 161 yards.
The Patriots are back in the loss column, and are back in Foxborough next week against the Washington Commanders.