AFC East Buzz: Matt Milano, De’Von Achane injury news, Jets revival, and the Mac Jones debacle

Injuries lead the AFC East buzz this week as the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins take big hits. Also, the New York Jets are trending up as the New England Patriots have hit rock bottom.
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New York Jets showing some life in the AFC East

After a near win against the Kansas City Chiefs and a win against the Denver Broncos, things are starting to look up for the New York Jets in the AFC East.

The optimism is that Zach Wilson has looked like a competent quarterback over the last two games.  With a very good offense and good playmakers on offense, if the talent of Wilson continues to gain confidence (and wins), this could be an interesting season for the Jets, after all.

The Jets do have a big challenge ahead with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles coming to town in Week 6, but if they can find a way to win that game and get back to .500, they are a team that will add more intrigue with will turn into a 3-team race in the AFC East.

Although the Jets played Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to the wire in Week 4, Jalen Hurts and that Eagles’ defense is on another level so this will certainly be a test for a Jets team on the brink of a revival.

New York Jets running back Breece Hall
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If there is a chance of an upset, it won’t just rest in the hands of Wilson, the Jets’ running game will be a major X-factor.  That is where Breece Hall is ready to increase his workload and continue to find his rhythm.

"For running backs, getting in a rhythm has to do with if the O-Line is in a rhythm," Hall said, via the team’s official website. "Usually, a running back is only running the ball well when the O-Line is blocking well, and tight ends are blocking well, and receivers are blocking well. At that point, it's about the whole offense being in rhythm."

Coming off a game in which the Jets rushed for a total of 234 yards, Hall and the offense is looking to continue that success.  The problem is, it won’t be against the Broncos, it will have to come against an Eagles’ defense a bit stingy when it comes to rushing yards allowed.