Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East:
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had another awful game, but head coach Rex Ryan backed the quarterback.
Morning take: The pressure of Tim Tebow continues to loom with each bad game for Sanchez. The San Francisco 49ers made him look bad and he needs to respond against Houston next week.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith had a career game with two interceptions in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Morning take: Smith made big plays against Cardinals Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is a top-three receiver in the NFL. It was a big performance that could go a long way for Smith’s season.
What's up with the run defense of the Buffalo Bills?
Morning take: It was ugly against the New England Patriots.
On the end, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the Bills dared him to run the football.
Morning take: Brady and the Patriots were smart to make the adjustment in the second half. Buffalo played nickel most of the game and paid for it.