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Rex Ryan gets last laugh on his old team when Bills deny Jets a playoff berth with 22-17 upset

Rex Ryan gets last laugh on his old team when Bills deny Jets a playoff berth with 22-17 upset

It's not easy being green.

With a playoff berth at their fingertips, the New York Jets stumbled at the finish line Sunday with a 22-17 loss at Buffalo — a defeat all the more excruciating because the Bills are coached by Rex Ryan, dumped by the Jets after last season.

That loss opened the door for Pittsburgh to grab the final AFC berth, which the Steelers did with a 28-12 win at Cleveland.

On a day when New England blew a chance for the AFC's top seed, and Denver grabbed it — with Peyton Manning replacing the struggling Brock Osweiler — the Jets did the most painful belly flop.

Pittsburgh will play at Cincinnati in a first-round game. Those AFC...

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