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.”
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The 22-17 win over the New York Jets last weekend has fueled hopes that the rematch against the New England Patriots will have a better outcome than their 40-32 loss in week two. The Patriots are coming off a slim 27-26 win over the New York Giants last weekend.
The Bills are looking forward to getting back on the field with the Pats on Monday Night Football and head coach Rex Ryan knows his team has what it takes to defeat the undefeated.
“I know we have improved as a football team. I know we have, we are better,” Ryan said at a press conference Tuesday.
While both Julian Edelman (11 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns) and Rob Gronkowski (seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown) tore up the Bills in their last meeting, the Patriots will be without Edelman for this game after breaking a bone in his foot against the Giants and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks while the Bills D looks to take Gronkowski out of the game.
“We got a game plan to take him out of the game,” cornerback Stephon Gilmore said Tuesday. “We’re gonna be ready for him.”
Affordable tickets and great seats for this epic match up are still available so be sure to get out and cheer on your Buffalo Bills on the road!
The huge 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins last week was a huge boost for the franchise and the team as Rex Ryan makes his return to MetLife Stadium.
The Bills worked over the Dolphins last week on a day that saw the return of Sammy Watkins (8 catches 168 yards and a TD) and LeSean McCoy (16 attempts, 112 yards and a TD).
This week, the Bills will have to overcome an improved Jets defense led by Todd Bowles.
“They’ve added from a personnel standpoint to already a talented team,” Ryan said Tuesday. “But when you’ve added Darrelle Revis — you get Revis back, you get Cromartie back, you get that secondary back and add some new pieces there — that was a huge help. That’s really what was missing I think on defense,” Ryan said in reference to his last season with the Jets.
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