For the second time in his career, an AFC East team has fired head coach Rex Ryan. The New York Jets relieved him of his duties after Week 17 of the 2014 season. The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday announced they had relieved Ryan of his position, a move that comes after the Week 16 schedule in 2016.
Both times, Ryan was coming off a game against the Miami Dolphins.
Ryan finishes his nearly two years with the Bills having earned a 15-16 record.
Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will take over the head coaching duties for the Bills’ Week 17 game against the Jets.
The Bills also announced assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan, Rex’s twin brother, had also been relieved of his duties.
The Dolphins swept the Bills this season, winning in Week 7 in Miami then backing it up with this past Saturday’s overtime win. In both of those games, running back Jay Ajayi rushed for over 200 yards, despite the Ryans being considered defensive gurus who develop tough rush defenses.
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