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  1. W2W4: Patriots at Dolphins

    James Walker

    We will know right away if the Miami Dolphins are contenders in the AFC East. They will host the reigning division champion New England Patriots Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. Here are three things to watch in this matchup: 1. Lazor's offense: The...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  2. Camp Confidential: Miami Dolphins

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- The tough questions came at a furious pace in the first week of Miami Dolphins training camp. Is this team a legitimate playoff contender? When will we see big plays from free-agent signing Mike Wallace? Can rookie and No. 3 o...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  3. Patriots are the new Super Bowl favorites

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the full deck that is the NFL, Bill Belichick is the Joker and Tom Brady is the Ace of Spades. No NFL contender has this level of elite coaching and elite quarterbacking on the same team. That is what separates the New Engl...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  4. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Hot playoff contenders: Sunday's matchup between the New England Patriots (6-3) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) could be a playoff preview. If the season ended today, both teams would be in. The Patri...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  5. Can the Patriots make the Super Bowl?

    James Walker

    When you have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, you always have a shot. No contender has this level of elite quarterbacking and elite coaching on the same team. The New England Patriots can get to the Super Bowl because Brady and Belichick have done i...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  6. AFC East Stock Watch

    James Walker

    We are now able to separate the contenders and pretenders in the AFC East. Let's take a look at whose stock is rising and falling. Falling 1. New York Jets special teams: Mike Westhoff usually has his group ready to go. But the Jets were comple...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  7. AFC East chat preview

    James Walker

    We are nearly halfway through the season, and we can start to see the contenders and the pretenders. So lets chat about it. Join me at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to discuss all things with the Buffalo Bills (3-4), Miami Dolphins (4-3), New England Patriots...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  8. AFC East chat preview

    James Walker

    The contenders and pretenders are starting to separate in the AFC East. Let's chat about it. Join me at 4 p.m. ET for our weekly chat on the division. We will discuss all things related to the Buffalo Bills (3-4), Miami Dolphins (3-3), New England...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  9. Morning take: Bills pretender or contender?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East: Are the Buffalo Bills pretenders or contenders after their big win over the Arizona Cardinals? Morning take: It was a very important victory, but it won't mean anything if Buffal...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Poll Friday: Patriots at Ravens?

    James Walker

    One Super Bowl contender will start the season 1-2 when the New England Patriots travel to face the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are at .500 after suffering tough losses in Week 2. So who will win this rematch of January's AFC title game? Will ...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  11. Revisiting Patriots' first five games

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots are on the top of the mountain in the AFC and AFC East. The Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl appearance and can show they are a title contender once again with another fast start. Here is a look at New England's first ...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  12. AFC East closing out mega-NFL chat

    James Walker

    The 2012 regular season is finally here. This is where we separate the contenders from the pretenders. Join me at 4 p.m. ET as I close out ESPN.com's mega-chat block. We will discuss all things related to the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New Eng...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  13. Patriots, Saints revved up for scrimmage

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady against Drew Brees? Yes, please. Pro Bowl tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham competing on opposite teams? Sure. Two playoff contenders going head-to-head in practice? Let's do it! There's a lot to look ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. Morning take: Are Bills a title contender?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the AFC East: Running back C.J. Spiller says the Buffalo Bills are close to being a title contender. Morning take: There are a lot of good vibes coming out of that Bills locker room. But ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  15. Morning take: Are Dolphins contenders?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the division: Are the Miami Dolphins contenders in the AFC East? Morning take: The defense is solid, but I don't see how the offense can keep up to win enough games. Perhaps if David Garr...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  16. Seven things we learned about AFC East

    James Walker

    MIAMI -- Week 13 told us a lot about the AFC East. With the playoff race heating up, we got a much better understanding of the pretenders and contenders. Here are seven things we learned: 1. The Jets are back in it It was a great weekend for...

    Blog | December 04, 2011