Here are the most interesting stories Monday morning in the AFC East:
If the season ended today, the New England Patriots (11-3) would have the top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Morning take: The biggest threat is the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3), who play the 49ers Monday. Pittsburgh beat New England and own the head-to-head tiebreaker if both teams finished with the same record.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez took a beating in a 45-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Morning take: There were a few moments I thought Sanchez, who was sacked four times, wouldn't get up. But he showed his toughness and stayed in the game. Sanchez injured his shoulder or neck in the second half.
The Miami Dolphins (5-9) continue to play for pride in a win over the Buffalo Bills.
Morning take: Miami is 5-2 in its last seven games and continues to play well even through a coaching change. The next head coach will have something to work with in this team.
Meanwhile, the offense of the Bills (5-9) continues to go south.
Morning take: Don’t be fooled by the late passing yards. Buffalo's offense couldn't do enough when it counted. The Bills have lost seven in a row, which is the longest losing streak in the AFC.