After the AFC Champion Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants in February of 2012, the AFC East fans' focus shifted to the Jets' offseason acquisition of former Denver QB Tim Tebow.
No other story rivaled Tebow's move to New York, where all stories are inevitably dramatized by the big stage. Despite insistence from the coaching staff all preseason that USC great Mark Sanchez was the guy, the split practice time and possibility of "Tebowmania, New York Edition" has lit up the news thus far.
Despite the media circus that follows Tim Tebow, the Jets are by no means the lone story in the AFC East.
The Patriots look set to make another run at the Super Bowl. New WR acquisition Brandon Lloyd further opens the field for the offense and two promising defensive first round draft picks—defenseman Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones—have already made an impact.
Miami, like four other teams in Week 1, featured a rookie starting quarterback in Ryan Tannehill. His debut was far from successful at Houston, but the Dolphins will look to turn the tables at home against Oakland this week.
Buffalo's opener had some intrigue as well, as former Clemson great C.J. Spiller had the most explosive game of his young NFL career. He carried the ball 14 times for 161 yards and a score against the Jets. The Bills failed to come away with the victory.
Heading into Week 2, there is no shortage of drama or talent in the AFC.
Who will emerge the victors this Sunday?