Morning take: Should Buffalo draft a QB?

Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday morning in the AFC East:

Morning take: Nor should he be. Fitzpatrick's $59 million extension virtually guarantees he will be Buffalo's quarterback for at least two seasons. But Fitzpatrick, as the face of the franchise, needs to play much more consistently next season.

  • New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco said it was "cool" to finally catch a touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady.

Morning take: The Brady-to-Ocho connection has been a disappointment this season. But that doesn’t mean the pair can’t get more production down the stretch and into the playoffs.

Morning take: Miami is 5-2 in its last seven games and could give the Patriots a scare. But I don’t think the Dolphins have the explosiveness to keep up with New England on the road.

  • Coach Rex Ryan says if the New York Jets lose to the Giants and don't make the playoffs, he accepts the blame.

Morning take: That’s noble of Ryan, but I can think of plenty of reasons the Jets are in this situation. Ryan could have toned down the talk a bit, but he’s not the biggest reason the Jets are down to their last strike.