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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?
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.
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.
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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?