AFC East injury report, Week 14: Offenses bit by bug

Jim Rogash

New England and Miami were hit hard on Sunday.

The AFC East is moving in pairs. New England and Miami are close to securing playoff spots, while New York and Buffalo are still alive -- but will require a little luck to land a wild card.

Injuries can change the face of a playoff run, and that's most true for the Patriots. Head coach Bill Belichick is known for his ability to adjust on the fly, but he faces a major test with news Rob Gronkowski has torn his ACL and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The team signed free agent D.J. Williams to fill the void, but it's unclear if that will be enough.

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard left with a shoulder injury, and there is no further update on his status at this time. It's not expected the injury will be serious.

The Miami Dolphins also sustained a serious offensive injury, losing running back Lamar Miller to a concussion. There was no update on his status Monday, but he will need to undergo the league's post-concussion protocol before he's able to play in Week 15.

Buffalo and New York did not sustain any serious injuries in Week 14, and will be at full strength moving forward.

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