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What the national media are saying: Surprising AFC East logjam includes Bills

For Bills fans, Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati was certainly one to forget, and it had a foreshadowing déjà-vu quality, so familiar to Western New Yorkers, that seemed to cast the team’s hot 3-1 in doubt.

But what would most NFL observers have said if you told them in August that Buffalo – fresh off trading away its top receiver, Sammy Watkins – would be heading into the bye week 3-2 and tied with New England atop the AFC East, despite a rash of injuries?

And not only that, but that the New York Jets – the team many NFL analysts thought was intentionally tanking the season – would be 3-2 as well, joining the Bills and Patriots in a three-way-tie for first place?

The surprise wasn’t lost on Twitter users, especially Jets fans – even those who (like some Bills fans) thought they were rooting for a terrible record and a high draft pick:

But despite the relative early-season success of the Bills and Jets, some still need a little more convincing before they’re ready to predict an outcome that would be at odds with nearly two decades of Patriots dominance:

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