- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey says the team wants to win out and finish 9-7.
Morning take: That would cap a successful season for the Bills after a disappointing start. The schedule is easy, but Buffalo has not won more than two in a row all season.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said being benched sent him a message.
Morning take: Sanchez was very close to losing his starting job for the rest of the season. He's had security in New York his entire career and now must respond to a different kind of adversity.
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes continues to lead the team in penalties.
Morning take: Spikes plays with reckless abandon, and most of the time that's good for New England. With a physical and aggressive player like Spikes, penalties come with the territory.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby didn't agree with starting defensive ends Cameron Wake and Jared Odrick not playing on the final series.
Morning take: It was a bad move by rookie head coach Joe Philbin, but it is time to move on. Philbin probably learned his lesson to keep his best players on the field in crunch time.