Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
A look back at AFC East action in Week 8 through the eyes of the columnists who wrote about them:
Miami Dolphins 30, New York Jets 25
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero marvels at the Jets' seemingly perpetual flow of rhetoric: "They are a beaten, battered bunch that has lost four of five games but still, inexplicably, don't know when to shut up."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde notes that for once in Ted Ginn's career, nobody cared he didn't catch a pass.
Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post writes Ginn's two kickoff returns for touchdowns weren't redemption because he has a lot farther to go, but even the detractors should appreciate the performance.
Gary Myers of the New Your Daily News opens his column by stating "Rex Ryan has let his oversized ego and misplaced confidence in a team that hasn't won anything memorable in more than 40 years overrule common sense."
Tara Sullivan from the Bergen Record writes: "Unless the Jets start backing up their coach’s continued claim of potential greatness, Ryan’s first season in New York will be remembered more for his outsized personality than for his on-the-field accomplishments."
New York Post columnist George Willis reflects on the Jets' final drive, where Mark Sanchez looked like he was going to be Monday's back-page hero.
Houston Texans 31, Buffalo Bills 10
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan muses Buffalo's loss "was a jolt of reality on the heroic run to 7-9."
As Bills fans are forced to wait for Ralph Wilson, Garth Woolsey of the Toronto Star views the bye week as a nice time to fire Dick Jauron.
Niagara Gazette sports editor Tim Schmitt feels for Bills fans, who have seen their team drop seven of their past eight games at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
On the subject of a possible quarterback controversy, the namesake of ScottPitoniak.com writes: "You need to have a quarterback in order to have a quarterback controversy."
Buffalo Sports Daily publisher Patrick Moran delivers his midseason grades for the Bills.