Morning take: Patriots control AFC

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

  • The road to the Super Bowl could go through New England (11-3) in the AFC after the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4) lost to the San Francisco 49ers on "Monday Night Football."

Morning take: This was a great weekend for the Patriots. Baltimore and Pittsburgh both relinquished the top seed, while the Jets lost and helped clinch the AFC East for the Patriots.

  • New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka says they are better than the Jets.

Morning take: Well, Rex Ryan feels the same way about the Jets. I like the fact that both teams have so much on the line in this game. The loser probably stays home for the postseason.

Morning take: Miami's secondary is forcing turnovers and shutting down receivers. Vontae Davis also is developing into a legit No. 1 corner before our eyes.

  • Should the Buffalo Bills bring receiver Steve Johnson back?

Morning take: This is a constant topic in Buffalo. The Bills want Johnson and he wants to stay in Buffalo. But, as usual, it will come down to money.