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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-0) Offense/Defense Rankings : No. 2 (21 Rush, 2 Pass) & No. 17 (22 Rush, 16 Pass) Turnover Department : 7 (+4) The Skinny: The Patriots have been a point scoring machine, averaging an NFL-high 36.6 points per contest. They have had some success on the ground with both LeGarrette Blount (5.1 YPC, 4 TD) and Dion Lewis (5.0 YPD, 3 TD), but Tom Brady has been robotic while completing 70.6% of his passes with 14 TD and 1 INT. Brady has been sacked 13 times, but he displayed great pocket awareness – once again – Sunday vs. the Colts. It will be interesting to see how the Pats defense attempts to slow down Chris Ivory and Brandon Marshall . They Said It: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was very complimentary this week of Danny Amendola. In addition to his 17 catches on offense, the veteran wideout has averaged 11 yards on his punt returns. “He’s in great condition. He can run all day. He’s done a good job for us in the return game. He’s done a good job for us offensively,” Belichick said. “Blocking, he’s really made some great blocks. He’s helped spring some guys for some big runs. He’s done an excellent job on third down. He’s done a really good job as we use different formations, he’s a versatile player, smart, makes very few mistakes.” Up Next: vs. NY Jets (4-1) NEW YORK JETS (4-1) Offense/Defense Rankings : No. 8 (1 Rush, 21 Pass) & No. 1 (2 Rush, 2 Pass) Turnovers : T5 (+5) The Skinny: While his team has captured wins in four of five contests, Todd Bowles has stressed the need for faster starts. In each of their three home games, the Jets have fell behind early. Fortunately the Green & White have been perfect in third quarter, outscoring clubs 34-0, and they’re on the road this weekend. They Said It: It’s business as usual for the Jets as they prepare for the Patriots. “Winning isn’t going to make us, losing isn’t going to break us,” said Bowles. And this from veteran RG Willie Colon , “Good teams don’t ride the emotional roller coaster.” Up Next: @ New England (5-0) 0 sacks allowed Sunday -- 4th time in 5 games. 2 allowed on the season -- fewest in the @NFL by FOUR. pic.twitter.com/TVfJejV4Xd — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 20, 2015 BUFFALO BILLS (3-3) Offense/Defense Rankings: No. 27 (7 Rush, 28 Pass) & No. 18 (4 Rush, 23 Pass) Turnover Department : T8 (+3) The Skinny: The Bills are in London and an overseason trip might be just what the Dr. ordered. After winning their home opener over the Colts, the Bills dropped three straight in Western New York vs. the Patriots, the Giants and the Bengals. They rank tied for 24 th in sacks (9) as they continue to adjust to a new defensive scheme. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who proved to be a playmaker over the course of the first five games, hopes to return to the lineup this weekend vs. the Jaguars. This is very banged-up Bills club. They Said It: Jerry Hughes, who had 10 sacks each of the past two seasons, told the Buffalo News’s Vic Carucci that the defense has experienced growing pains in a new system . “What people don’t understand is you’re not running the same defense that we ran last year,” Hughes said. “This isn’t the 4-3, four down linemen, go after the quarterback. This is a 3-4 defense. We know what the 3-4 defense entails because we’ve had it before,” in 2013 when Ryan coaching disciple Mike Pettine was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator. “I just think it’s going to take guys some time to get used to making those calls and get that mindset to 4-3. Last year’s gone.” Up Next : vs. Jacksonville (1-5) MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-3) Offense/Defense Rankings : No. 24 (26 Rush, 16 Pass) & No. 24 (31 Rush, 12 Pass) Turnover Department : T17 (-1) The Skinny: Good start for interim head coach Dan Campbell as the Dolphins crushed the Tennessee Titans, 38-10. The defense racked up six sacks as Cameron Wake was unblockable with four sacks and two forced fumbles. Lamar Miller got a dormant ground game moving with 113 yards and a TD. They Said It: Longtime Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote writes that while Sunday was impressive, the Dolphins have to find consistency to get back in the AFC mix . They Said It: “The challenge for these guys is not to start patting each other on the back,” Campbell said. “We’ve been notorious around here for that. We get a big win and then there’s a lull.” If the Dolphins play like they did last weekend, they’ll likely be .500 with 10 games remaining. Up Next: vs. Houston (2-4) NYJETS.COM SUGGESTS: READ: Kenbrell Thompkins Signed to Active Roster READ: 'Patient' Ivory Takes Center Stage Again READ: Six NFL Stats That Show the Jets Are No. 1 WATCH: Richardson: 'I'm with Them Until the End' WATCH: Brian Billick: Jets Have Been 'Magnificent'