AFC East: Dolphins Match Patriots Week 1 Ratings

The Dolphins rated just higher than the Patriots in Week 1, as their defensive line manhandled the Browns (Cameron Wake 2 1/2 sacks), helping to force three interceptions (two by Dmitri Patterson) to give them a great shot to disrupt Andrew Luck in Indy next. Tom Brady found a way to win, and they rated eight points better than than Thursday's opponent the Jets this week, but the long-term may hinge on when Rob Gronkowski returns. The one-day ratings:

AFC EAST Massey Better/Worse 1-day rank Result
Miami -2.1 14 4.9 won at Cle 23-10
New England 7.1 -5 4.6 won at Buff 24-21
Buffalo -5.1 5 -2.6 lost vs NE 21-24
NY Jets -5.3 4 -3.3 won vs. TB 18-17
The 1-day rank is the average between how many points better or worse than average each team is on www.masseyratings.com and how many points better or worse the team did in that game than the expected point spread on www.masseyratings.com. A "+5.0" means the team was considered 5 points better than the average team in the league that day.

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