Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/4/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after Laurence Maroney scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
BY SEAN DONOVANThough much has changed in the AFC East this offseason, the story pretty much stays the same. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the heavy favorites to carry the division once again despite losing four of their top five receivers from a year ago.The Miami Dolphins have convinced few that they're serious contenders despite doling out hundreds of millions in contracts in free agency, and the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are in rebuilding mode after significant organizational changes in the offseason.Here's where the four AFC East teams stand in the major media outlets' NFL power rankings entering Week 16:---                 NE      MIA       BUF       NYJESPN          6        20        30        32NFL.com       8        14        29        30CBSSports     4        23        29        30FoxSports     6        25        27        30NBC (PFT)     7        23        28        27SI.co
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