Top 4 issues facing AFC East teams

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