NFL Storylines: AFC East

7/29/13 in NFL   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

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The NFL's popularity is at an all-time high, and this coming season seems as intriguing as ever. Time to feed the beast and take a division-by-division look at the five biggest questions facing each team in the league, beginning with the AFC EAST.

Buffalo Bills

Will EJ Manuel start in Week 1?
Did the Bills find their franchise QB in Manuel or commit a huge blunder taking him at 16th overall?
Can CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson stay healthy?
After recording 10.5 sacks in his first year with Buffalo, will Mario Williams continue to improve under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine?
What will new head coach Doug Marrone out of Syracuse bring to the table?

Miami Dolphins

WIll Ryan Tannehill continue to improve?
Will Dion Jordan prove to be worthy of the 3rd overall pick? 
Will Mike Wallace find a home in MIami or continue to cause dissent?
Can Lamar Miller carry the load at running back?
The Dolphins have spent a lot of money this offseason-- enough to buy a playoff berth? To unseat New England?

New York Jets

Who will start at quarterback, Sanchez or Smith?
If Sanchez starts, how long will he hold on to the job?
Can Chris Ivory stay healthy and be the 1000 yard back many think he can be?
Will the D-Line consisting of 3 first round draft picks dominate?
Will Santonio Holmes play this season?

New England Patriots

Will Gronkowski be healthy enough to start the season? 
Will the Patriots put forth a strong rushing attack for the second season in a row?
How long will it take for Tom Brady to gel with his new cast of receivers?
Will the Patriots' young defense improve or be a liability?
Will Tebow see the field, or even make the team? If so, how will he be used?

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