Top 4 issues facing AFC East teams

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New England Patriots

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 Bills
4Can the rebuilt OL give the Q time to throw and give the running game a chance to succeed?
3Can the D limit opponents run game to under 100y/g? Gave up 124.6 last year
2Is the O able to score more point this year than 18.9 in 17?
1Is A.J. McCarron the starter or will be Josh Allen?
  
 Dolphins
4Can the D that is aging out still be competitive?
3Can the ST stop giving up big returns?
2Can the run game get going that was 29th last year.
1Now that Cutler is in the broadcast booth, will Ryan Tannehill finally become the QB to get MI into the playoffs?
  
 Pats
4Can R Sony Michel get the run game going?
3Can the rebuilt OL give Brady time to throw?
2The D fell of the map last year. Can they get back to a level to get back to the SB?
1As long as Tom Brady is healthy the O will be fine. Can he stay upright this season?
  
 Jets
4The O was DOA last year. Can it score more points this season?
3Will the green as grass D preform better this season?
2Can R Isaiah Crowell get the run game going?
1As the QB Merry-go-round stops, who will start at the position?
 
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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

Bills

Took a big risk on AJ & trading their best OL in Glenn. D is OK but will they score enough to win?
5 Will LeSean McCoy be as effective at 30 as he was last year?
4 How will the rebuilt DL play?
3 Can the LB group play will without Preston Brown at MLB?
2 Who will play LT since Cordy Glenn was Traded to CN?
1 Who will play QB after AJ McCarron’s contract ends?
 

Dolphins

Cap concerns have made a bad team worse. MI gave away their best players.
5 The OL was bad last year and lost C Pouncey. Can MI run or protect QB with that bad an OL?
4 How can any QB be successful with this receiver corp after they lost Landtry?
3 The LB group was the worst in NFL. How can they rebuild it to get to at least average?
2 Since they cut Suh, who will stop the run?
1 Who long will it take MI to give up on Tannehill and get a REAL QB?
 

Patriots

NE suffers from lack of cap space. Got a DB but did little else in FA/Trades.
5 How many years will TE Gronk continue to play?
4 NE lost a RB last year & again this off season. Can they still run the ball?
3 How can much will the losses that NE suffered hurt the team?
2 Who will play LT since Nate Solder signed with NG?
1 How long will Brady continue to be a top QB?
 

Jets

NJ gave up a lot to move to 3rd pick but got good talent in FA.
5 Will DE Wilkerson get his head on straight & play better this year?
4 Can CB Trumain Johnson play up to his salary of 15M/y & turn around a bad Dbackfield this year?
3 Will RB Isaiah Crowell become the chain-mover that they need?
2 Can WR Robby Anderson & the WR group continue to produce like they did in 17 or fall off?
1 How much will NJ get from Bridgewater or will the rookie QB or McCown start?
 

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AFC East

Bills

5 Will the Bills get the new stadium they need?

4 Can Rex Ryan survive another losing season?

3 Will the D be as good as in 2014 as it gets older at key positions like NT?

2 Can BF get a run game going with retread RBS and a rebuilt O line?

1 Can the offense offer the kind of passing game to truly contend in the AFC?

Dolphins

5 Can MI really challenge NE for the AFC East title?

4 Can the rebuild O line protect Tannehill?

3 Will the high priced D finally live up to their salaries?

2 Can MI get a run game going without RB Lamar Miller?

1 Can Adam Gase push Ryan Tannehill to the next level?

Patriots

5 Is Jimmy Garoppolo a decent 2nd team QB?

4 When will TE Gronk be healthy & can he survive a complete season?

3 Will the pass D be able to survive in the playoffs?

2 Can NE survive 4 games without Tom Brady?

1 Will a pass-rush-by-committee be enough to earn one for the thumb?

Jets

5 Will NJ sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson or will he play under the Franchize tender?

4 Can the D get back to near championship quality?

3 How many games can Geno Smith win if Fitzpatrick is not resigned?

2 When will the staredown with the Amish Rifle end?

1 Will QB Fitzpatrick continue to improve or fall back to normal?

AFC North

Ravins

5 Will the Run D regain its 2014 level of play?

4 Will the rebuilt O line protect Flacco better than last year?

3 Will WR Brent Perriman be able to play this year?

2 Will the pass defense hold up?

1 When will quarterback Joe Flacco be healthy?

Bengals

5 Can a banged up and aging D compete with PT & BA?

4 How much heat is HC Marvin Lewis feeling this year?

3 Can RB Jeremy Hill hold onto the ball this year?

2 Can Rookie WR Tyler Boyd take pressure off A.J. Green?

1 Can Andy Dalton the reverse vampire) ever win a playoff game?

Browns

5 Will WR Gordon ever play again for the Browns?

4 Can the coaching staff get the rookie WRS corps to produce?

3 Can the D ever figure out how to stop the run?

2 Can CB Joe Haden play up to his 2014 level or is he done?

1 Will RG3 Ever be a starting quality QB?

Steelers

5 Can the D hold up this year better than in 2015?

4 Has the coaching staff realized that PT is now an O based team?

3 Can the rebuilt D Backfield hold up against the AFC North?

2 Will Le’Veon Bell retake his RB throne?

1 Can the rebuilt O line protect Roethlisberger?

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