Morning take: Dustin Keller's impact

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

  • The Miami Dolphins will have their hands full defending New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller.

Morning take: Keller did not play in the first meeting and the Jets still won. Expect Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to look to Keller a lot in this game, especially without much depth at receiver.

Morning take: There seems to be growing opinion that the Jets should do it. But Jets owner Woody Johnson says Tebow will be on the team for the duration of his contract. That’s enough confirmation that it won't happen.

  • New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is riding a hot streak into Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

Morning take: Ninkovich has a high motor and seems to have a knack for making big plays. His versatility also is valuable for New England.

Morning take: This is a chance for the Bills to reflect on what happened in the first half of the season. I think Buffalo’s next two games -- visits to Houston and New England -- will define its season.