2023 NFL Season: Full record and season predictions – AFC East
Buffalo Bills: 11-6
The Buffalo Bills will win their division in the 2023 NFL season, but it’s going to be a very close fight that may only come down to a game in the win column. They’ve owned the division over the last three seasons, so they’re my pick to win until another team proves they can top them.
However, I have serious concerns about this team when playoff time arrives.
New York Jets: 10-7
The New York Jets will spring to a winning record and a playoff berth in their first season with Aaron Rodgers under center. They’ll snap their decade plus long streak of not making the postseason.
Their defense was one of the best in the NFL in 2022, so if they can keep that up, the offense won’t have to be elite.
Miami Dolphins: 10-7
Both the Dolphins and the Jets can easily win the AFC East in my opinion and I don’t see how these first three teams don’t at least finish with a winning record.
Because of one of the bagillion NFL tiebreakers, Miami finishes third in the division, but with an improved defense and a strong offense, Miami is still a playoff team. Vic Fangio was installed as their defensive coordinator this offseason, so expect an improvement in that unit as well.
New England Patriots: 6-11
The New England Patriots made some solid additions this offseason, but I don’t think this will be enough. They’ll win less games than they did in 2022. Expect the Pats’ defense to remain among the league’s best, but a lack of firepower on offense and a marginal improvement from Mac Jones in the 2023 NFL season won’t be enough.