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                        === Bills top Jets in finale ===
 
 Orchard  Park,  NY (Sports Network)  - While the Buffalo  Bills may have had a
 disappointing  season,  they finished on a  high note with a 28-9 triumph over
 the New York Jets, who can finally put an end to an embarrassing campaign.
 
 Ryan  Fitzpatrick passed  for 225  yards  on 12-of-26  efficiency for  Buffalo
 (6-10),  which  got late rushing scores  from Brad Smith and Tashard Choice in
 snapping a three-game losing skid.
 
 "It  was  a team  win," said  Bills head  coach Chan  Gailey. "There were some
 critical  plays in the game that we made. We had not been making some of those
 critical  plays in the  game and we made them this game. It was a good overall
 team victory."
 
 C.J. Spiller made two catches for 72 yards -- including a 66-yard TD reception
 --  and added  59  yards on  24  carries, while  Stevie  Johnson eclipsed  the
 1,000-yard receiving plateau on the season with six catches for 111 yards.
 
 New York (6-10) scored 10 points or less for the seventh time this year in its
 third  straight  defeat. Mark Sanchez  capped a season plagued by inconsistent
 quarterback  play by  throwing an interception, losing a fumble and completing
 less than half of his passes (17-of-35) for the eighth time in 2012.
 
 "I'm  contracted  to be here,  I want to be  here," said Sanchez regarding his
 future  status with the team. "That's all I've known is a Jets uniform, I plan
 on playing here forever, so who knows."
 
 Shonn Greene rushed for 74 yards on 19 carries and Bilal Powell added 56 yards
 on  12 touches for  New York, which will head into the offseason early for the
 second consecutive year following back-to-back AFC Championship appearances in
 2009 and 2010.
 
 Scoring  for just the fourth time this season on their opening drive, the Jets
 went  on top 3-0  early after Nick Folk booted through a 47-yard field goal to
 cap a 12-play series, however, the lead didn't last.
 
 After  being  pulled following  a four interception  performance in New York's
 loss to  Tennessee in Week  15, Sanchez  got the start in place on a concussed
 Greg  McElroy, and on  his fourth throw of the game he was picked off by Bryan
 Scott,  who  returned it 20 yards  for a touchdown  to put the Bills ahead 7-3
 with 3:34 left in the first.
 
 New  York responded  with a 14-play drive following the interception, but just
 barely  came away with points. Sanchez overthrew Jeremy Kerley on 3rd-and-goal
 and  Folk's  23-yard field  goal got  deflected at  the line,  but it just got
 over the crossbar and the Jets pulled within one at 7-6.
 
 With  the  help of a  40-yard gain on  a screen pass  to Kerley, the Jets once
 again  got  deep into Buffalo  territory, but were unable  to get into the end
 zone.
 
 Folk  salvaged the  10-play drive, however, by booting his third field goal of
 the game -- this one from 28 yards out -- to put New York back on top 9-7.
 
 But like  the Jets'  first lead of  the game, it  was short-lived. Three plays
 following  Folk's field goal, Spiller caught a short pass from Fitzpatrick and
 rumbled 66 yards for a touchdown.
 
 With  Buffalo leading  New York 14-9 at  the break, both teams stumbled in the
 third quarter, failing to convert opportunities into points.
 
 New  York started  on the Buffalo 15  after recovering a Spiller fumble on the
 Bills'  first  touch of the  second half, but Folk  had his 30-yard field goal
 attempt blocked after the Jets only advanced the football four yards.
 
 On  the Jets'  next touch, a review  upheld a 40-yard reception from Kerley to
 put  New  York on  the Buffalo 29,  however Braylon Edwards  was called for an
 unsportsmanlike  conduct  penalty at the  conclusion of the following play for
 taking off his helmet, eventually forcing the Jets to punt.
 
 Rian  Lindell came  up empty  on the  Bills' next  two offensive  possessions.
 Coming  into the game,  Lindell had missed just one field goal but missed wide
 left on back-to-back tries from 50 and 46 yards, respectively, keeping Buffalo
 from padding its advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
 
 However,  after  another quick series  for the Jets,  Buffalo got into the end
 zone to put the game out of reach.
 
 Smith,  the  former Jet,  rushed into  the end zone  from four  yards out on a
 Wildcat  play  to cap  an 80-yard drive  to put Buffalo  ahead 21-9. A 37-yard
 catch  by Johnson  on the first play of  the series helped set up the Bills in
 scoring position.
 
 New  York  got nothing done  on its next  two offensive possessions. A Sanchez
 interception  was overturned but New York was still forced to punt and then on
 4th-and-1  of  the ensuing touch, Powell  was stuffed for a loss, resulting in
 a turnover on downs.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bills ended a  six-game losing streak to New York, which had won eight of
 the previous nine contests ... Since the start of 2011, Sanchez has turned the
 ball  over 52 times ... Johnson is the first Bills wide receiver to have three
 consecutive  campaigns  with at  least 1,000 yards  receiving ... Jets special
 teams  coordinator Mike  Westhoff  is retiring  following  a 30-year  coaching
 stint in the NFL. He's been with the Jets since 2001.
 
 
 12/30 18:37:32 ET