Fiedler, Williams must stay healthy

Updated: August 5, 2003, 11:01 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com
The Dolphins are doomed to a certain degree. So are the other teams in the overly competitive AFC East. It seems no matter how good the winner of the AFC East is, it finishes no better than the third seed in the playoffs, forcing it to play in the wild-card round.

That's a tough way to go to the Super Bowl. Sure, the Patriots did it, but they ended up getting a little easier schedule than their division foes that year and parlayed a hot finish into a second-round home game and a Super Bowl victory.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer

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