For the first time in a while, the Oakland Raiders and their fan base have a reason to be excited. After most experts predicted the team to finish in last place in the AFC West in 2015, the Raiders have a chance to make the playoffs this season.
This past offseason, the Miami Dolphins made a number of additions that had their fan base optimistic for the 2015 season. The club signed Ndamukong Suh to a six-year, $114 million contract and many people expected that the Dolphins would have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but that hasn’t been the case.
The AFC East title is already all but out of reach for Buffalo and the Jets as they convene in north Jersey — those Patriots look pretty good — but thanks to the NFL’s muddled middle of the road, a win by either team Thursday night could have a significant impact on the wild card race.
After a 3-20 record less than two seasons into his tenure, the Tennessee Titans decided to fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Tuesday morning. Assistant head coach/tight ends coach Mike Mularkey will serve as the Titans' interim head coach for the rest of the 2015 season.
If the Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday they will almost assuredly win the AFC North. Standing 2 1/2 games ahead of the Steelers, the 6-0 Bengals have been so healthy they have yet to make a roster change.
The suddenly surging 3-3 Miami Dolphins visit the undefeated 6-0 Patriots on Thursday night in a tough AFC East battle that could tell us whether or not the division crown might actually be up for grabs this season.