Lose by six against Jets.
The Buffalo Bills were hoping to bring their record even against the New York Jets at home but the Jets had other plans as Ryan Fitzpatrick finally figured out Rex Ryan’s defense, finishing 24-34 for 374 yards and a touchdown.
For the Bills, the loss to a division rival was heartbreaking and for the Jets, it was redemption for last season’s 22-17 loss that eliminated them from the playoffs.
“Obviously, we never expected this,” Ryan said. “The Jets were a much better team than we were today, especially their offense against our defense looked like a mismatch today. You look for a difference in the game and that was the difference in the game.”
But Ryan went further Friday and fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman and replaced with him Asst. head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn
“This is my move, without question,” Ryan said, adding that he met Friday morning with owners Terry and Kim Pegula. The coach said they were supportive of the call to part ways with Roman, the NFL’s highest-paid offensive coordinator.
The Bills will have to focus on the Arizona Cardinals defense next weekend who held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to seven points while pasting 40 points on them.
“I think, obviously, it’s going to be very challenging,” Ryan said. “There’s no question about it. [And] I think our players will be excited about Anthony running the show.”