ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping the under-achieving Buffalo Bills end their season with a28-9 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
There's so much more going on outside of what happened on the field Bills head coach Chan Gaileywas asked if he could block out all the speculation on his future among other things. " It is easy. You get excited about winning a ball game. That is what you try to do. That is what you work all week for, that is what you practice for and that is what you meet for-to win the game. You accomplish the goal to this point today.You do not think about all of the other stuff. "
There's also plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "Yeah, but what we could control today is going out there and playing hard. Playing for each other because this is the last time this team is going to be together with all of the guys. These situations, they are kind of pride games like we talked about all week. They show what kind of man you are and what kind of character you have. I thought it really showed out there on the field what kind of character there is in our locker room. "
Safety Bryan Scott also returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown for theBills (6-10), who snapped a three-game skid. Both AFC East rivals had already been eliminated from playoff contention.
Despite the win, the Bills could only manage to match last year's record, and they still finished last in the division for a fifth straight season.That's led to questions about coach Chan Gailey's job security. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson had this take on whatever changes the Bills might make during the off season. "There is going to be change and we know that. There is no team that is going to stay the same in the entire NFL. So we know there is going to be change but hopefully, I think we will have the same staff here. Like I said, it was a matter of getting the defense on the same level. It took time, and it was too late so I think it was a learning season. It took a while to get comfortable with each other and we are comfortable now. Hopefully we will have the same staff. This is kind of my personal plea now so hopefully they are listening and give us one more go." Defensive tackle Kyle Williams summed up potential changes the Bills may make this way. "I do not know. I do not really think about that. There are changes every year, whether it is players or coaches, there are all kinds of different changes. So whatever happens, you know, we are prepared for it. We have been around a while and I cannot really speculate on that. We will see what happens over the next week or so." The Bills will clean out their lockers Monday morning.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez turned over the ball twice in making what could be his final start for New York (6-10), which closed its season with three consecutive losses amid all sort of turmoil. Sanchezspoke about his future and the Jets future after the game. "Well, there are some decisions to be made obviously, from upstairs, and they'll do their best. They'll put the best possible team together, coaches and players for the next season, put us in a position to be successful. Other than that, I'm not going to hypothesize, or try to guess about what's going to happen. We'll just see what happens from them and move on." He said he wanted to remain in aJets uniform."Of course. I mean this is where it all started, this is where we've had a bunch of fun playing a ton of games, almost 40 wins for Rex and I. We know we can be successful here, so hopefully things work out. If not, I just can't speculate. We'll see. You see yourself as the solution? "I mean I'm contracted to be here. I want to be here. That's all I've known is a Jets uniform. I plan on playing here forever, so who knows. "