Bills, ex-Jets coach Ryan deny N.Y.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Jets aren't going to playoffs. Their FitzMagic ran out against none other than Rex Ryan and the Bills.
A year after being fired by the Jets and taking over in Buffalo, Ryan got his revenge by thwarting the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Buffalo intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick on each of New York's final three possessions in a season-ending win.
Shortly afterward, the Steelers won in Cleveland and passed the Jets for the AFC's No. 6 seed.
"It's the hardest and most difficult end to a season I have ever had," Fitzpatrick said. "There's not a whole lot of talking in there right now. It's hard to come up with words."
Fitzpatrick's collapse came in his first return to Buffalo, three years after he was cut by the Bills.
"I'm a little numb right now," said receiver Brandon Marshall. Fitzpatrick has failed to make the playoffs in 11 seasons, and Marshall has not advanced in his 10 seasons.