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  1. Upon Further Review: Dolphins Week 7

    James Walker

    A review of four hot issues from the Miami Dolphins' 23-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills: Contenders to pretenders: The Dolphins appeared to be contenders after their 3-0 start. Now, Miami looks much more like a pretender following its third straight ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bills-Jets provides early measuring stick

    James Walker

    Are the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets contenders or pretenders? We are about to find out right away where each AFC East team stands when the Jets host the Bills Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the regular-season opener. This is arguably the most...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  8. The Bills hope size matters

    James Walker

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The NFL has rapidly become a pass-heavy league. But the Buffalo Bills are taking an old-school approach to building a contender. Last year, Buffalo drafted defensive tackle Marcell Dareus with the No. 3 overall pick. The Bills f...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Dolphins are no quick or easy fix

    James Walker

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Miami Dolphins fans. But it's probably going to be awhile before your team is a legitimate playoff contender again. A disastrous offseason has gutted this once-promising team. Now, Miami is in full rebuild mode ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Rapid Reaction: Bills 31, Eagles 24

    James Walker

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Here are several thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' 31-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. What it means: The Bills solidified their contender status with a big win over the desperate "Dream Team" Eagles (1-4). Buffalo impro...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  13. Jets and Bills: pretenders or contenders?

    James Walker

    Behind curtain No. 1 is a veteran team with a lost identity. It used to run the ball well and shut down opponents defensively. Now, doing either is uncertain week to week. The team behind curtain No. 1 has lost its swagger. It is on a two-game losing...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  14. Wrap-up: Bengals 23, Bills 20

    James Walker

    Let's take a look at the Buffalo Bills' 23-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. What it means: Buffalo's status as a legit AFC contender is back in question. The Bills (3-1) were coming off a huge upset over the New England Patriots in Week 3. But B...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Bills 34, Patriots 31

    James Walker

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A few early thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' comeback 34-31 victory against the New England Patriots: What it means: The Bills confirmed they are legitimate contenders in the AFC East. They beat a New England team many feel is ...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  16. Walker's weekend mailbag

    James Walker

    Thanks for the responses this week. Let's see what's in the mailbag. Bryan from Rochester, N.Y., writes: If the Buffalo Bills can win this weekend, are they legit contenders to win the AFC East? James Walker: Bryan, you have to put the Bills ri...

    Blog | September 24, 2011