AFC East: Saints-Jets 100409
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Miami Dolphins 38, Buffalo Bills 10
- Dave George from the Palm Beach Post watched Chad Henne make his first NFL start Sunday and is hopeful for the future.
- Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel acknowledges all the young blood that helped the Dolphins win.
- The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero was impressed the Dolphins were able to end their skid despite the absence of Chad Pennington and Joey Porter.
- Legendary Miami columnist Edwin Pope points out "If the Dolphins handle division opponents in three of their next four games, they're ahead of the game."
- The Palm Beach Post's Greg Stoda saw no validation for beating an atrocious Bills team.
- Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News writes "this one has to rank as the worst defeat of the entire Dick Jauron era in Buffalo."
- Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana hands out some unsatisfactory marks on his weekly Bills report card.
- The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan points out that, yes, the Patriots got lucky Sunday. But they're also good.
- I want to know who filed his column first. Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal also reflects on the valuable combination of luck and ability.
- Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe writes "we are reminded that the on-field cornerstone of this unparalleled Patriots era still does one thing better than anyone. He wins."
- WEEI.com's Christopher Price shares what he learned from the Patriots' victory over the previously unbeaten Ravens.
- The Boston Herald's Ron Borges concentrates on how a maturing defense handled the league's No. 2 offense.
- William C. Rhoden of the New York Times notes the afternoon Jets fans dreaded finally arrived Sunday.
- New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers writes the performance of Mark Sanchez "is the only reason" the Jets lost Sunday.
- Bob Glauber from Newsday recalls how Bill Parcells used to judged young quarterbacks: "You see what they're like after they throw three interceptions, get hit in the mouth and then walk back in the huddle."
- The New York Post's Steve Serby writes "whether your name is Elway or Aikman or Manning or Sanchez, there will be occasions when you simply will have to endure a root canal."
- Newsday's Roderick Boone hands out some mediocre grades for the first time this season.