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Bruschi: Jets are toast in AFC East

Former Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi, who does a fantastic job for ESPN and ESPNBoston.com, doesn't think the Jets have much of a chance in the AFC East. In a Q&A column with readers on ESPNBoston.com, posted Monday, Bruschi is asked whether he believes the Jets are still a legitimate contender to win the division.

Bruschi reponds: "As of right now, I think they're done. With reports of dissention in the locker room, there have been two weeks in this three-game losing stretch where they have been beaten by their own game. The Raiders pounded them with Darren McFadden, and the Patriots outrushed them 152 yards to 97. There is still time for them, but with the emergence of Buffalo, they are on the outside looking in. It is a real possibility they miss the playoffs."

The Jets (2-3) are two games behind the Patriots (4-1) and Bills (4-1).