New York Jets have not been in the playoffs for four years.
The Miami Dolphins have not been in the playoffs for six years.
The Toronto Bills have not been to the playoffs for a league leading 15 years.
Granted, but keep in mind we're talking about this year, not how awful the rest of the AFC East has been in the past. At the moment, the East is almost assuredly the best division in the AFC. The North has the Bengals, the Steelers (who admittedly may be good when Roethlisberger comes back), the Browns, and the should be winless Ravens. The South is...the AFC South. The West has the Broncos and three sub .500 teams. The East is the only division in the AFC with three teams with winning records. No one outside of the Patriots has looked all that impressive, but honestly hardly anyone outside of the seven division leaders that aren't the Colts has looked particularly good thus far.