AFC East links: Rex Ryan feeling pressure

Buffalo Bills

The Bills' defense is going to get a big test right from the start of the season in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Linebacker Shawne Merriman is anxious to show he's regained his "Lights Out" form.

Miami Dolphins

Linebacker Kevin Burnett has proved to be the picture of perseverance.

Stardom hasn't affected Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake’s drive to be the best.

New England Patriots

Brian Waters is the latest in a long line of veterans to come to New England in search of the elusive Super Bowl ring.

Josh Barrett is happy to see the Patriots putting some trust in him.

New York Jets

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News: "[T]he intersection of real life and football in Sunday night's opener against the Cowboys put [Rex Ryan] in a reflective mood Monday. He says the responsibility of winning for New York on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has him feeling more pressure than any game he's ever coached."

Brian Costello doesn't think the Jets have enough firepower on offense to reach the playoffs in 2011.