Morning take: Pressure on Bills

October, 30, 2011
10/30/11
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TORONTO -- The AFC East blog made it safely across the border and through customs. Now we can prepare for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.

But before that, here are the most interesting stories Sunday morning around the AFC East: Morning take: There is a big difference between 5-2 and 4-3 for the Bills. They do not want to lose three of four after their fast start. That could lead to doubt of whether Buffalo is legit and in the running for a postseason bid.
  • The Miami Dolphins will be without starting corner Vontae Davis (hamstring) and rookie tailback Daniel Thomas (hamstring) against the New York Giants.
Morning take: I’m not sure if there’s a clear reason, but the biggest injury in Miami this season has been hamstrings. Perhaps Thomas and Davis need to take more games off to avoid re-injury.
  • The New England Patriots put corner Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve and activated running back Kevin Faulk.
Morning take: I'm surprised the Patriots gave up on Dowling getting healthy with 10 games remaining. They need all the corners they can get for the long haul. Faulk has always been reliable and will join a crowded and talented backfield. I'm curious to see where he fits.
  • New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace, who has a bye week, is off to a great start.
Morning take: Pace is staying productive this year after missing eight combined games the past two seasons. He is tied for the team lead with three sacks.

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