- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
Can the Buffalo Bills stop Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson?
Morning take: Johnson has become an inconsistent player but is still capable of big games. This is a tricky game for Buffalo, which cannot overlook Johnson and the Titans.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is missing his fourth-quarter magic.
Morning take: Earlier this week I examined whether the Patriots have lost their clutch gene. All three losses this year have come by two points or fewer. These are usually the games New England wins.
When the New York Jets win, it quiets talk of Mark Sanchez versus Tim Tebow.
Morning take: This is a true statement. Quarterbacks are judged mostly on wins and losses. As long as Sanchez gets victories, he will be in the starting lineup.
Can the Miami Dolphins get receiver Brian Hartline going again after the bye week?
Morning take: Hartline briefly led the NFL in receiving yards before teams started paying attention. Now, Hartline is finding trouble getting open with the extra coverage, but it has opened things up for other receivers.