The AFC East is football's closest division this season as the first-place New England Patriots are separated by only two games from the last-place New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, who are tied at 3-5.
One would be hard-pressed to call it football's most competitive division, however. The division in and of itself is very competitive, but that is more of a result of its own mediocrity than of the high quality of teams from top to bottom.
Therefore, there are still adjustments a team like the last place Buffalo Bills can make to compete in arguably the weakest AFC East in years.
Here are three reasons that the Bills can compete if they can just improve their play on defense.