The Pi-Rate Ratings

August 28, 2013

2013 AFC East Preview

2013 A F C East Preview

The AFC East Division looks like a case of New England and the Three Dwarfs.  Miami has some promise, but they have lost a major component of their offense with the injury to Dustin Keller.  The Jets appear to be doing everything they can to rid themselves of Rex Ryan and guarantee themselves Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.  Buffalo sure wishes they had not dumped Ryan Fitzpatrick, as they appear ready to start a rookie free agent at QB in their first game.

 

Even with the loss of Rob Gronkowski to injury for at least part of the season, and with the riddance of accused murderer Aaron Hernandez, it should still be a cruise to first place for New England.  A 10-6 record would be a down year, but the Pats would probably win the East by at least three games if they go 10-6.

 

Look for the NFC South and AFC North to take advantage of the weakened division, as the better teams in both divisions should go 3-1 or even 4-0.  This will help teams like Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New Orleans, and even Carolina in the playoff picture.

 

We have added a new wrinkle to our coverage this year.  In the past, friends of ours have asked us if we knew how to recreate the exact colors of their favorite team so that they could print those colors on their computer.  We have found this information from multiple sites in the last couple of months, and we are going to show you the RGB numbers so you can replicate those colors.  These can be used in graphics programs, but it can easily be used in MS-Word and MS-Excel.

 

Here are the official colors for the AFC East

West

Color

Red

Green

Blue

Buffalo Bills

Royal Blue

0

51

141

 

Scarlet

198

12

48

Miami Dolphins

Aqua

0

98

101

 

Coral

249

70

28

New England Patriots

Nautical Blue

0

34

68

 

Red

198

12

48

New York Jets

Hunter Green

44

94

79

 

White

255

255

255

 

 

2012 Final Standings & PiRate Ratings

AFC East

PiRate

Mean

Biased

W-L-T

Pts

Opp

New England Patriots

112.7

111.2

110.2

12-4-0

557

331

Miami Dolphins

98.8

98.9

98.9

7-9-0

288

317

New York Jets

95.0

94.0

93.3

6-10-0

281

375

Buffalo Bills

94.6

94.2

93.9

6-10-0

344

435

 

 

2013 Preseason PiRate Ratings

East

PiRate

Mean

Biased

New England Patriots

109.2

103.6

109.9

Miami Dolphins

98.5

99.1

99.3

New York Jets

96.3

93.1

96.1

Buffalo Bills

94.7

92.9

95.0

 

PiRate Previews

Team

Buffalo Bills

               
Head Coach

Doug Marrone

O-Coord.

Nathaniel Hackett

D-Coord.

Mike Pettine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

E. J. Manuel  (Jeff Tuel ?)

Running Back

C. J. Spiller

Fullback

Frank Summers

Wide Receiver

Stevie Johnson

Wide Receiver

T. J. Graham

Tight End

Scott Chandler

Left Tackle

Cordy Glenn

Left Guard

Colin Brown

Center

Eric Wood

Right Guard

Kraig Urbik

Right Tackle

Erik Pears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Alex Carrington

Nose Tackle

Marcell Dareus

Right End

Kyle Williams

Left OLB

Mario Williams

Left ILB

Nigel Bradham

Right ILB

Kiko Alonso

Right OLB

Manny Lawson

Left CB

Leodis McKelvin

Right CB

Stephon Gilmore

Strong Safety

Da’Norris Searcy

Free Safety

Jairus Byrd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Dustin Hopkins

Punter

Shawn Powell

K-Return

Leodis McKelvin

P-Return

Leodis McKelvin

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

5-11

Division

3rd

 

Team

Miami Dolphins

               
Head Coach

Joe Philbin

O-Coord.

Mike Sherman

D-Coord.

Kevin Coyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill

Running Back

Lamar Miller

Fullback

Evan Rodriguez

Wide Receiver

Brian Hartline

Wide Receiver

Mike Wallace

Tight End

Charles Clay

Left Tackle

Jonathan Martin

Left Guard

Richie Incognito

Center

Mike Pouncey

Right Guard

John Jerry

Right Tackle

Tyson Clabo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Olivier Vernon

Left Tackle

Randy Starks

Right Tackle

Paul Soliai

Right End

Cameron Wake

Sam LB

Koa Misi

Mike LB

Dannell Ellerbe

Will LB

Phillip Wheeler

Left CB

Brent Grimes

Right CB

Dimitri Patterson

Strong Safety

Reshad Jones

Free Safety

Chris Clemons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Caleb Sturgis

Punter

Brandon Fields

K-Return

Marcus Thigpen

P-Return

Marcus Thigpen

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

6-10

Division

2nd

 

Team

New England Patriots

               
Head Coach

Bill Belichick

O-Coord.

Josh McDaniels

D-Coord.

Matt Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Tom Brady

Running Back

Stevan Ridley/Shane Vereen

Fullback

James Develin

Wide Receiver

Danny Amendola

Wide Receiver

Kenbrell Thompkins

Tight End

Zach Sudfeld (Rob Gronkowski ?)

Left Tackle

Nate Solder

Left Guard

Logan Mankins

Center

Ryan Wendell

Right Guard

Dan Connolly

Right Tackle

Sebastian Vollmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Rob Ninkovich

Left Tackle

Vince Wilfork

Right Tackle

Tommy Kelly

Right End

Chandler Jones

Sam LB

Dont’a Hightower

Mike LB

Brandon Spikes

Will LB

Jerod Mayo

Left CB

Aqib Talib

Right CB

Alfonzo Dennard

Strong Safety

Steve Gregory

Free Safety

Devin McCourty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Stephen Gostkowski

Punter

Zoltan Mesko

K-Return

Leon Washington

P-Return

Julian Edelman

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

12-4

Division

1st

 

Team

New York Jets

               
Head Coach

Rex Ryan

O-Coord.

Marty Mornhinweg

D-Coord.

Dennis Thurman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Starting Lineup

Position

Player

 

Offense

Quarterback

Geno Smith

Running Back

Bilal Powell/Chris Ivory

Fullback

Tommy Bohanon

Wide Receiver

Stephen Hill

Wide Receiver

Jeremy Kerley

Tight End

Jeff Cumberland

Left Tackle

D’Brickashaw Ferguson

Left Guard

Vladimir Ducasse

Center

Nick Mangold

Right Guard

Willie Colon

Right Tackle

Austin Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense

Left End

Muhammad Wilkerson

Nose Tackle

Kenrick Ellis

Right Tackle

Sheldon Richardson

Left OLB

Garrett McIntyre

Left ILB

Demario Davis

Right ILB

David Harris

Right OLB

Calvin Pace

Left CB

Dee Milliner

Right CB

Antonion Cromartie

Strong Safety

Dawan Landry

Free Safety

Antonio Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Teams

Kicker

Nick Folk

Punter

Robert Malone

K-Return

Clyde Gates

P-Return

Jeremy Kerley

 

 

Predictions

 

Record

4-12

Division

4th

 

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