- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Saturday morning in the AFC East:
Will the New England Patriots' defense rise to the occasion?
Morning take: The Giants are a tough challenge, particularly in the passing game. But New England's defense has been solid, allowing just 30 points in two postseason games. Red zone defense will be key.
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus says Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "cries to the referees" and it "always goes his way."
Morning take: I don't understand all the Brady hate this week. He's only playing in his fifth Super Bowl. Maybe this was payback for the comment Brady made about Buffalo hotels.
The Miami Dolphins have to make improvements to get another Super Bowl in South Florida.
Morning take: Sun Life Stadium is not all that impressive. There's no energy and nothing special about it. But the Dolphins say change is coming.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says quarterback Mark Sanchez and receiver Santonio Holmes will work things out.
Morning take: They have no choice if they want to be successful next season. Holmes will be the No. 1 receiver for New York and Sanchez most likely will be the starting quarterback, barring something crazy happening with a guy in Indianapolis.