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You know it’s 2020 when you’re sitting down on a Sunday evening to write about the AFC East race and the fact that the Patriots’ game hasn’t kicked off yet doesn’t make any difference.
Yes, folks, there is a race in the AFC East — the division the Patriots have dominated since the turn of this century — and New England is not one of the two teams in it.
Week 10 was wild, as it should be. We are entering a critical portion of the 2020 NFL schedule, with less than half a season to go and the shapes of the division races coming into clear relief. Some of them look as if they might not be races at all, as Pittsburgh and Green Bay roll on in the respective North divisions. One of them is in a flat-footed tie after the Colts beat the Titans in Thursday night’s AFC South showdown.
So for this week’s overreactions column, we picked the five close division races that were on display Sunday, starting with the two that were affected by the Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary play at the end of the Bills-Cardinals game:
The Dolphins will win the AFC East
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