A look back at Sunday's two AFC East games through the eyes of the columnists who wrote about them:
Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 14
Especially compared to the wooden and timid personality of Dick Jauron, Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan is impressed with the way Perry Fewell puts together a game plan and makes tough decisions with conviction.
"Imagine that," writes Dunkirk Observer sports editor Craig Harvey, "a coach who shows a little emotion."
Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle writes "Fewell should've played the lottery on Sunday because all of his gut feelings were dead on."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel scribe Dave Hyde writes "The Miami Dolphins stink in the fourth quarter. They're the worst. The pits. You can look it up, if you want."
Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: "Embarrassing? Yes. But only because a stronger word has not been invented to describe leading an inferior opponent entering the fourth quarter and then being outscored 24-0 in an utter collapse."
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero writes the Dolphins won't make the playoffs for one reason: their recurring inability to close out an opponent.
Dave George of the Palm Beach Post shakes his head at the Dolphins' propensity to get too cute, starting with asking Ricky Williams to pass on first-and-goal from the 3.
New York Jets 17, Carolina Panthers 6
Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post notes that takin' 'em one game at a time is crucial for "a season that will require the most epic stretch drive in franchise history in order to yield a playoff slot, this from a franchise best known for spending its Decembers locked in the pike position."
The most important play Newsday columnist Bob Glauber witnessed Sunday at the Meadowlands was Mark Sanchez's acceptance of a third-down sack in the fourth quarter.
The Post's Steve Serby calls Sanchez the "puppet quarterback."
In reference to the color-coded play system Rex Ryan implemented, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes, "11 games into his rookie year, Sanchez shouldn't need a special code to remind him not to put his team in constant peril with boneheaded decisions."
Newsday's Wallace Matthews labels Darrelle Revis the NFL's best cornerback.