The first Bills' points came thanks to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who threw an interception to Bryan Scott that was returned 20 yards for a touchdown. The Jets kicked two second-quarter field goals, but C.J. Spiller took a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass 66 yards for a touchdown late in the half to give Buffalo a 14-9 lead.
Both teams languished in the third quarter before two late scored capped the season for Buffalo. Brad Smith scored on a four-yard run out of the Wildcat formation early in the fourth quarter, and Tashard Choice added six points on a 13-yard run in the final 70 seconds.
Stevie Johnson finished with 111 yards on six catches for his third 100-yard game in the last six. Spiller got a season-high 24 carries but managed only 59 rushing yards. Fitzpatrick finished a very Fitz-like 12-of-26 for 225 yards and the one touchdown.
The win moved the Bills up in the draft order from sixth to eighth. Here is the top 10 draft order; strength of opponent schedule is the draft tiebreaker.
- Kansas City (2-14)
- Jacksonville (2-14)
- Oakland (4-12)
- Philadelphia (4-12)
- Detroit (4-12)
- Cleveland (5-11)
- Arizona (5-11)
- Buffalo (6-10)
- Jets (6-10)
- Tennessee (6-10)
The Bills also clinched last place in the AFC East for the fifth straight year; they tied the Jets at 6-10 but were lower via tiebreaker. That results in their 2013 schedule including the following teams. The days and times will be determined in April.
- HOME: Miami, Jets, New England, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Carolina, Kansas City
- AWAY: Miami, Jets, New England, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville