Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East:
Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles will interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head-coaching vacancy.
Morning take: Bowles did a nice job with the Dolphins, leading them to a 2-1 record down the stretch. But Bowles is not expected to be a head coach next season. He might stay in Miami once the team hires its next head coach.
Will New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano work well together?
Morning take: I'm not as concerned about this as others. Sparano is well-respected and a likable guy. He's also a team player who will better the culture in the Jets' locker room and coaching staff.
New England Patriots guard Brian Waters has faced the Denver Broncos many times as a former member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Morning take: Waters spent more than a decade in the AFC West facing the Broncos. It's only fitting he has to go through his biggest former rival Saturday to get to the AFC Championship Game.
Buffalo Bills veteran outside linebacker Chris Kelsay admits he's more comfortable in a 4-3 defense.
Morning take: Kelsay probably echoes the sentiment of many Bills. General manager Buddy Nix says the 3-4, 4-3 debate in Buffalo is overrated. But I'm not 100-percent sure that's the case.