Jets blow playoff chance with loss to Buffalo

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw interceptions on each of New York's final three drives and the Jets' playoff hopes were dashed with a 22-17 loss to the

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 03: Muhammad Wilkerson

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 03: Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets hurries Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills in the back field during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Ryan Fitzpatrick threw interceptions on each of New York's final three drives and the Jets' playoff hopes were dashed with a 22-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Jets (10-6) would have made the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a win, but the defeat combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers' 28-12 win at Cleveland ended those hopes. New York had a five-game winning streak stopped, and it came against former Jets coach Rex Ryan, who was fired by New York and hired by the Bills (8-8) last January.

Fitzpatrick, who had thrown just one interception in the Jets' winning streak, was picked off by Leodis McKelvin in the end zone early in the fourth quarter with New York driving.

The game was decided when Fitzpatrick's side-arm pass over the middle was intercepted by A.J. Tarpley with 11 seconds remaining.
    
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