Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East:
The New England Patriots still have a chance at one of the top two seeds in the AFC if they win and the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos lose in Week 17.
Morning take: This is a stunning development considering New England was expected to get a No. 3 seed heading into Week 16. But Houston’s recent loss provides two options of hope for New England.
The New York Jets didn't care to pass protect for quarterback Greg McElroy, who was sacked an astounding 11 times in a loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Morning take: Former starter Mark Sanchez was probably happy he didn't have to take that kind of pounding.
The Buffalo Bills most likely will lose starting tight end Scott Chandler for the remainder of the season.
Morning take: According to Bills coach Chan Gailey, Chandler's knee injury isn't good. Chandler in some ways is the glue to the passing game but could have a lot of rehab ahead.
The Miami Dolphins rookie running back Lamar Miller had a landmark game in a 24-10 win over the Bills.
Morning take: Miller played well with 73 rushing yards on 10 attempts. He could be Reggie Bush’s replacement next year if the price tag is too high in free agency.