AFC East fit to be tied with 4 in first _ and last

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Associated Press

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 17 at 1:35 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — First is also worst right now in the unpredictably equal AFC East.

The New York Jets, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills are all 3-3, a rare logjam this far into the season that has coaches and players unsure if they should be happy or concerned. Or both.

Since the NFL merger in 1970, this marks only the fourth time every team in a division has the same record after Week 6 or later, and first since the AFC East was knotted up at 5-5 after Week 10 in 1987, according to STATS LLC.

That'll change this weekend, with the Jets and Patriots set for a showdown at Foxborough. The Bills host the Tennessee Titans, while the Dolphins are on their bye-week break.

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