With the 2020 NFL regular season launching this week, we’re breaking down every division in a digestible fashion. Here’s a rundown of the AFC East.

Buffalo Bills

2019 result: 10-6, 2nd place, wild-card loss
Major additions: WR Stefon Diggs, RB Zack Moss, G Brian Winters, edge Mario Addison, CB Josh Norman, DT Vernon Butler, LB A.J. Klein
Major losses: Edge Shaq Lawson, edge Jordan Phillips, CB Kevin Johnson, LB Lorenzo Alexander, CB E.J. Gaines (COVID-19), DT Star Lotulelei (COVID-19)
Why they could kick ass: QB Josh Allen is well-supported and has the talent to explode in his third season.
Why they could suck: The still-unproven Allen has completed just 56 percent of his passes in two seasons.
2020 prediction: 10-6, 1st place, divisional-round loss

Miami Dolphins

2019 result: 5-11, 4th place
Major additions: QB Tua Tagovailoa, CB Byron Jones, edge Shaq Lawson, LB Kyle Van Noy, LB Elandon Roberts, CB Noah Igbinoghene, OT Austin Jackson, G Ereck Flowers, RB Jordan Howard, RB Matt Breida
Major losses: Edge Taco Charlton
Why they could kick ass: They somehow went 5-3 in the second half of the 2019 season despite completely lacking talent, which indicates that they have the right coaching staff and recipe.
Why they could suck: They were outscored by a league-high 188 points last season, and are dealing with massive changes coming out of a severely limited offseason.
2020 prediction: 7-9, 3rd place

New England Patriots

2019 result: 12-4, 1st place, wild-card loss
Major additions: QB Cam Newton, DT Beau Allen, S Kyler Dugger, LB Josh Uche
Major losses: QB Tom Brady, LB Kyle Van Noy, LB Jamie Collins Sr., LB Elandon Roberts, DT Danny Shelton, LB Dont’a Hightower (COVID-19), OT Marcus Cannon (COVID-19), S Patrick Chung (COVID-19)
Why they could kick ass: Bill Belichick is Bill Belichick, and it’s possible Newton is experiencing a rejuvenation.
Why they could suck: They lost five of their last nine games last season, and then were gutted by offseason losses.
2020 prediction: 8-8, 2nd place

New York Jets

2019 result: 7-9, 3rd place
Major additions: WR Breshad Perriman, WR Chris Hogan, WR Denzel Mims, OT Mekhi Becton, C Connor McGovern, OT George Fant, S Brad McDougald
Major losses: S Jamal Adams, WR Robby Anderson, G Brian Winters, OT Brandon Shell, LB C.J. Mosley (COVID-19)
Why they could kick ass: Quarterback Sam Darnold is entering his third season and has the talent to flourish behind a retooled offensive line. And for what it’s worth, they went 6-2 down the stretch last year.
Why they could suck: Adam Gase has posted a losing record in three of his four seasons as a head coach, Darnold has yet to put it together, and the defense is in rough shape sans Adams and Mosley.
2020 prediction: 6-10, 4th place

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.