NFL Record Projections

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC East

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC East Josh Allen

Brady Podloski, Ethan Hewett, Mason Thompson | May 9th, 2020 

The AFC East has been dominated by the New England Patriots for the last 20 years, however, it is the end of an era. With the departure of Tom Brady, and the rise of young quarterbacks- Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, and Tua Tagovailoa – the division looks to be promising and entertaining for years to come. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each AFC East team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL Analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We have projected all 256 games here and have the winners and losers of each division, and you can find all of the other projections here. 

Make sure to check out the rest of our record projections here.

Buffalo Bills

Week Home/Away Opponents Brady Ethan Mason
Week 1 Home New York Jets Win Loss Win
Week 2 Away Miami Dolphins Win Win Win
Week 3 Home Los Angeles Rams Win Win Loss
Week 4 Away Las Vegas Raiders Loss Win Win
Week 5 Away Tennessee Titans Win Win Win
Week 6 Home Kansas City Chiefs Win Loss Loss
Week 7 Away New York Jets Loss Loss Loss
Week 8 Home New England Patriots Win Loss Loss
Week 9 Home Seattle Seahawks Win Win Loss
Week 10 Away Arizona Cardinals Loss Win Win
Week 11 Bye Bye      
Week 12 Home Los Angeles Chargers Loss Win Win
Week 13 Away San Francisco 49ers Loss Loss Loss
Week 14 Home Pittsburgh Steelers Win Win Win
Week 15 Away Denver Broncos Loss Loss Win
Week 16 Away New England Patriots Loss Win Win
Week 17 Home Miami Dolphins Win Win Win
Record     9-7 10-6 10-6

Miami Dolphins

Week Home/Away Opponents Brady Ethan Mason
Week 1 Away New England Patriots Win Loss Loss
Week 2 Home Buffalo Bills Loss Loss Loss
Week 3 Away Jacksonville Jaguars Win Win Win
Week 4 Home Seattle Seahawks Loss Loss Loss
Week 5 Away San Francisco 49ers Loss Loss Loss
Week 6 Away Denver Broncos Loss Loss Loss
Week 7 Home Los Angeles Chargers Loss Loss Loss
Week 8 Home Los Angeles Rams Win Loss Loss
Week 9 Away Arizona Cardinals Loss Loss Win
Week 10 Home New York Jets Win Loss Win
Week 11 Bye Bye      
Week 12 Away New York Jets Loss Win Loss
Week 13 Home Cincinnati Bengals Win Win Win
Week 14 Home Kansas City Chiefs Win Loss Loss
Week 15 Home New England Patriots Win Loss Loss
Week 16 Away Las Vegas Raiders Loss Win Loss
Week 17 Away Buffalo Bills Loss Loss Loss
Record     7-9 4-12 4-12

New York Jets

Week Home/Away Opponents Brady Ethan Mason
Week 1 Away Buffalo Bills Loss Win Win
Week 2 Home San Francisco 49ers Loss Loss Loss
Week 3 Away Indianapolis Colts Win Loss Loss
Week 4 Home Denver Broncos Loss Loss Loss
Week 5 Home Arizona Cardinals Loss Win Win
Week 6 Away Los Angeles Chargers Loss Loss Loss
Week 7 Home Buffalo Bills Win Loss Loss
Week 8 Away Kansas City Chiefs Loss Loss Loss
Week 9 Home New England Patriots Win Win Loss
Week 10 Home Miami Dolphins Win Win Loss
Week 11 Bye Bye      
Week 12 Away Miami Dolphins Loss Loss Win
Week 13 Home Las Vegas Raiders Loss Win Win
Week 14 Away Seattle Seahawks Win Loss Loss
Week 15 Away Los Angeles Rams Loss Loss Loss
Week 16 Home Cleveland Browns Loss Loss Loss
Week 17 Away New England Patriots Win Loss Win
Record     6-10 5-11 5-11

New England Patriots

Week Home/Away Opponents Brady Ethan Mason
Week 1 Home Miami Dolphins Win Win Win
Week 2 Away Seattle Seahawks Loss Loss Loss
Week 3 Home Las Vegas Raiders Win Win Win
Week 4 Away Kansas City Chiefs Loss Loss Win
Week 5 Home Denver Broncos Loss Loss Loss
Week 6 Bye Bye      
Week 7 Home San Francisco 49ers Loss Loss Loss
Week 8 Away Buffalo Bills Loss Loss Loss
Week 9 Away New York Jets Loss Win Loss
Week 10 Home Baltimore Ravens Loss Loss Loss
Week 11 Away Houston Texans Win Win Win
Week 12 Home Arizona Cardinals Loss Win Win
Week 13 Away Los Angeles Chargers Loss Loss Loss
Week 14 Away Los Angeles Rams Loss Win Win
Week 15 Away Miami Dolphins Loss Win Win
Week 16 Home Buffalo Bills Win Win Win
Week 17 Home New York Jets Loss Loss Win
Record     4-12 8-8 9-7

Winner of the AFC East

Brady: Buffalo Bills (10-6) | Team MVP: Josh Allen

The Bills are one of the most complete teams from starters to their depth players. Their defense will win them games as there are no weak parts, however, their team will be dependent on the play of the third-year quarterback, Josh Allen. With Allen’s new weapon Stefon Diggs, the offense should take the next step. Overall, the Bills should make a deep run into the playoffs. 

Ethan: Buffalo Bills (10-6) | Team MVP: Josh Allen

This is Buffalo’s division to lose. Their defense has been top-notch the past few seasons and only got better this offseason with additions like A.J. Epenesa through the draft and Josh Norman through free agency. This defense is going to win Buffalo games, and Josh Allen’s growth last season and potential growth this season will lead a new looking offense. The Bills traded for wide receiver Stefon Diggs and drafted running back Zack Moss out of Utah, who will be a great one-two punch with Devin Singletary.

Mason: Buffalo Bills (10-6) | Team MVP: Devin Singletary

In the third year of the Josh Allen experiment, it’s sunny in Buffalo. With the addition of Stefon Diggs, the offense looks to be ready to roll behind Allen’s big arm and the ground attack with Singletary. The defense was already outstanding and they replaced Shaq Lawson with A.J. Epenesa. Now is the time the AFC East takes a shift and Buffalo pounces on the opportunity. 

Loser of the AFC East

Brady: New England Patriots (4-12) | Team MVP: Stephon Gilmore

Once the team to beat in the division, the Patriots have an aging offense and defense. They also have a difficult schedule and will not be able to keep up, largely due to the lack of points their offense will score. Second-year quarterback, Jarrett Stidham is not the answer and wouldn’t be able to help an offense with the lack of offensive playmakers. The Patriots should look for the quarterback of the future in the 2021 draft, as they may have a high draft pick. 

Ethan: Miami Dolphins (4-12) | Team MVP: Tua Tagovailoa

Despite the moves that the Dolphins made this offseason, there just isn’t enough in Miami to make a solid run at the playoffs. The offensive line didn’t get much better, and they chose offensive tackle Austin Jackson over Josh Jones, which shocked many. When Erick Flowers is the saving grace on the offensive line, it’s going to be a rough season. Tua Tagovailoa may not start early this season, coming off a nasty hip injury. Still, when he plays, he will need to be a playmaker behind a shaky offensive line and not many offensive weapons.

Mason: Miami Dolphins (4-12) | Team MVP: Preston Williams

Miami had a bunch of draft picks and didn’t have the draft many thought they would. Tua Tagovailoa will most likely redshirt this year, leaving Ryan Fitzpatrick, or perhaps Josh Rosen, to be thrown to the wolves once again. The Dolphins are undergoing a huge rebuild and while they will be competitive, they won’t be close to 8-8 this year. 

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