This coming week I will be analyzing the 2012 NFL schedule. I will be post everyday for the next week about each division. I am going to post the key game, outcome of the game, and what I think the overall record for each team will be. Today will start off with the AFC East:
Key game - Week 10 in New England. I think this will be there third biggest game of the season but this will be more of a key game than the other. I think Buffalo comes back with another solid year and wins at home vs the Pats, but this week 10 match up is bigger for the division, plus it is in New England. I say they lose this game. Why? It's because the Patriots are just two good at home. Not a place where you can go in and get a W easily, especially when it is in New England.
Key game- Week 12 vs Seattle Seahawks. Now this might be a surprise that it is the Seahawks, but a key game can't be a game that they are going to get steam rolled on like Week 17 at New England. I think the Seahawks match up is big because they have something to prove to Matt Flynn. He denied the Dolphins to go to Seattle and they come into Miami to play them. I think Matt Flynn is the biggest reason Seattle wins this game.
New England Patriots-
Key game- Week 5 vs the Broncos. Another Brady-Manning match up. Can older brother come into New England and beat the Patriots? It's a toss-up but I have to say no because it is in New England. Manning will make that Broncos team 10 times better but that defense won't be able to stop Brady.
New York Jets-
Key game- Week 2 at Pittsburgh. I think this is going to make or break the season for Mark Sanchez and the Jets. While I have expressed my feelings about Tebow being a Jet, if he can't get it done in a big game, Tebow will be taking over very shortly from that point and probably won't lose the job because it's just Tebow. He is so iconic and that's all the Jets seem to care about. I think we have also seen the best and worst of Sanchez, and there is quite the gap in between the two. With the loses that the Steelers have faced throughout the off-season, I think Sanchez will be able to pull this one off. Even though Sanchez won't publicly say it. he is scared for his life for that job. I think he finally delivers under the pressure and wins the game.