Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East:
Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports, via a source, Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano is safe through the bye week.
Morning take: This won't make many Dolphins fans happy. But long term, I don’t think it matters. Miami isn’t going anywhere in the AFC East this season with Sparano or an interim coach.
Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England writes the Patriots' defense took baby steps in a win over the Oakland Raiders.
Morning take: New England’s defense played better. But the knee injury to linebacker Jarod Mayo is going to hurt. Mayo might be the team’s best defender.
How would you grade the Buffalo Bills?
Morning take: There is no excuse for blowing a two-touchdown lead to the Bengals. If Buffalo wants to be a serious AFC contender, it has to finish those games.
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York says it's crisis time for the Jets.
Morning take: Crisis may be a bit strong for Week 4. But it is time to be concerned. The Jets are nowhere near where they should be offensively.