The Buffalo Bills finished the 2012 season with a 28-9 victory over the New York Jets behind strong efforts from Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller. Both teams finish the season 6-10.
The Jets got on the board first with a field goal, but a Mark Sanchez interception returned 20-yards for a touchdown by Bryan Scott put Buffalo ahead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Two more field goals put New York ahead briefly in the second quarter, but a 66-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to C.J. Spiller game the Bills a lead they would not relinquish for the rest of the contest.
Nick Folk scored all nine points for the Jets, connecting on field goals of 47, 23 and 28 yards.
The Bills victory means that both teams finish the 2012 season with 6-10 records.
Winners: The Buffalo duo of Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller carried the Bills to victory. Fitzpatrick completed 12 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. Spiller rushed for 59 yards and caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Losers: Mark Sanchez's rough season came to an end with another weak performance. The New York quarterback completed 17 of 35 passes for 205 yards and had his one interception returned for a touchdown.
Reactions/tweets/comments from fans/media
The Jets' season ended with plenty of the quarterback circus that had been a storyline all year:
In Mark Sanchez's defense, there were only three Bills players in the area. It's not like it was crowded or nothing— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) December 30, 2012
TEBOW GETS IN THE GAME!!!! ...and he does nothing. #nyj— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) December 30, 2012
Best/worst stat of the game: The Jets set at least one record in this game, as punt returner Jeremy Kerley set an NFL record for fair catches in a season when he signaled for his 34th on Sunday.
Jeremy Kerley sets NFL fair catch record. See Jets fans, the season wasn't a total waste #nyj— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) December 30, 2012
Fantasy studs/duds: Spiller put in a good fantasy performance with 131 total yards and a touchdown, but his one fumble did hurt his point total. Steve Johnson led all receivers with 111 yards on six catches. Anyone starting the Bills defense was also happy with their fantasy production, holding New York to nine points while forcing a pair of turnovers. You can get everything fantasy related over at SB Nation's Fantasy Football page.
Odds/Gambling: The Bills were 3.5-point favorites at home and easily covered that spread in their 19-point victory. For more lines from around the league, be sure to check out SB Nation's NFL Odds page.
Injury info: Both teams managed to escape Week 17 without suffering any serious injuries.
Next team on the schedule: Neither team qualified for the playoff so their 2012 season comes to an end today.