Morning take: Must-win for Jets

Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:

  • New York Jets (2-3) coach Rex Ryan says Monday's game against the struggling Miami Dolphins (0-4) is a must-win.

Morning take: Ryan is correct. The Jets have to win this game to remain in contention. Frankly, if the Jets can't beat the winless Dolphins at home this year, they don't deserve to be a playoff team.

Morning take: I don't know who's tougher, but the Patriots are definitely better. That's all that matters.

  • The offensive line needs to improve for the Dolphins to turn their season around.

Morning take: Behind most bad records is a struggling offensive line. Miami put a lot of money into this group and is not getting enough of a return on its investment.

  • Buffalo Bills starting receiver Donald Jones will be out at least a month with a high-ankle sprain.

Morning take: Jones was Buffalo's best deep threat. The team will have to adjust. Versatile Brad Smith could see more time at receiver in the coming weeks.