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NFL Week 3: Bills at Jets

The winner of the Jets-Bills game in Week 3 will cling to the belief they have a shot at winning the AFC East. The loser will secure a familiar position in the bottom of the standings. Each team is led by a rookie quarterback who has shown flashes of what makes a starting quarterback a lasting one, but which will come out on top in this game? And is this the most intriguing quarterback matchup of the week?

Which team will win the Bills-Jets game in New Jersey?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have this season?

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  • If Geno Smith struggles early in the season before Mark Sanchez gets healthy, should the Jets start Matt Simms?

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  • Which team other than the Patriots has the most legitimate chance of winning the AFC East?

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  • Which quarterback matchup are you most interested in seeing in Week 3?

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Red Sox rout Tigers with 8 HRs

A lot happened in last night's 20-4 Red Sox win over the Tigers. David Ortiz got his 2,000th career hit. The Red Sox blasted eight home runs. Shane Victorino dove into the stands to catch a ball, and then courteously returned a phone a fan had dropped on the field. Most importantly, the balance of power between the Red Sox and Tigers may have been irrevocably altered. We'll see how much of Boston's offensive outburst carries over when it heads to New York to take on a suddenly resurgent Yankees team.

Which of these AL teams is the biggest World Series threat?

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  • Which team would win a seven-game series on a neutral field?

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  • David Ortiz reached his 2,000th hit on Wednesday night. Is Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

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  • How will this week's four-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees in New York play out?

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  • Will the Yankees (2.5 games out of wild card spot) make the playoffs?

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Smith, Manuel named starters

Two AFC East teams will sport different looks at quarterback in Week 1 of the 2013 season. The Bills have officially named EJ Manuel their Week 1 starter, while the Jets will be going with Geno Smith in place of the injured Mark Sanchez. Both teams have struggled to find long-term solutions at quarterback, so there's a lot of pressure on both Manuel and Smith to at least be competent, much less excel.

  • Which rookie starting quarterback will have a better season?

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  • How many games will the Bills win this season?

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  • How many games will the Jets win this season?

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  • Geno Smith has been named the Jets' Week 1 starter against the Buccaneers. Will Mark Sanchez ever start for the Jets again?

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AFC East Preview -- 2013

Another year, another New England Patriots romp through the AFC East? Perhaps ... or perhaps things will change, after Bill Belichick, Tom Brady & Co. lost top receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, saw Rob Gronkowski struggle through injury, and all involved dealt with the fallout from the shocking Aaron Hernandez situation. Most likely to challenge? Perhaps those Miami Dolphins, who made a big splash in free agency as they aim to emerge from their recent malaise. Speaking of malaise, how about them Jets?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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  • Will the Dolphins make the playoffs this season?

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  • Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win another Super Bowl as Patriots QB/coach?

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  • Who is the best wide receiver in the AFC East?

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  • Will this be Rex Ryan's last year as the Jets' coach?

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  • Will C.J. Spiller (1,244 yards on 207 carries in 2012) finish in the top three in rushing?

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Darrelle Revis, the NFL's premier cornerback for several recent seasons, relocated to Tampa in the offseason. Ed Reed, long one of the league's top safeties, also moved. Troy Polamalu, another standout defensive back, stayed put as he attempts to fight off recent injury issues. Are these three stalwarts still the league's best? Or has football's younger DB generation taken over? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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NFL DBs in 2013

Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey

Broncos
2012: 66 tackles, 2 INT

Eric Berry

Eric Berry

Chiefs
2012: 86 tackles, INT

Jairus Byrd

Jairus Byrd

Bills
2012: 76 tackles, 4 FF, 5 INT

Antonio Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie

Jets
2012: 35 tackles, 3 INT

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers

Chiefs
2012: 48 tackles, sack, 3 INT

Dashon Goldson

Dashon Goldson

Buccaneers
2012: 69 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Joe Haden

Joe Haden

Browns
2012: 51 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Johnathan Joseph

Johnathan Joseph

Texans
2012: 57 tackles, 2 INT

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

Cardinals
2012: 55 tackles, 7 INT

Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu

Steelers
2012: 34 tackles, sack, INT

Ed Reed

Ed Reed

Texans
2012: 58 tackles, 4 INT

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

Buccaneers
2012: 11 tackles, FF, INT

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Seahawks
2012: 64 tackles, 3 FF, sack, 8 INT

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

Seahawks
2012: 66 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman

Bears
2012: 86 tackles, 10 FF, 3 INT

Eric Weddle

Eric Weddle

Chargers
2012: 97 tackles, sack, 2 FF, 3 INT

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