Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC East:
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he's ready for the New England Patriots.
Morning take: This is the biggest game of Tannehill’s rookie season. Miami could open up a world of possibility with a victory. But a poor performance by Tannehill could effectively end Miami’s season.
The Bills' game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be blacked out in Buffalo.
Morning take: This is no surprise with two teams with a combined record of 6-16. With bad weather and an inconsistent team, this could be the first of several December blackouts.
The status of New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) remains uncertain.
Morning take: Tebow shouldn’t dress unless he’s healthy enough to contribute. The Jets don’t need him to suit up to win. Rest Tebow if necessary.
The Patriots are making the most of turnovers.
Morning take: The Patriots are plus-24 in turnover ratio, which is the highest in the league. They’re a smart team that doesn’t make mistakes, and New England pounces quickly on other teams’ mishaps.