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Bills lose to Jets 30-10, end season with 7-9 record

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-01 16:38:23-05

If Sunday was EJ Manuel's last game in a Bills uniform, it was truly one to forget for the former first round pick.

"A business decision" to start Manuel over Tyrod Taylor due to a lingering groin injury, proved costly in a 30-10 loss to Jets as the Bills finished 7-9 overall.

Manuel finished the game 9-for-20 for 86 yards with his inaccuracy still a glaring problem for the quarterback.

After amassing just 52 total yards and punting on their first four possessions, Manuel guided the Bills inside the red zone but threw away two opportunities to punch Buffalo into the end zone.

Manuel threw behind Sammy Watkins as he streamed open across the field, and followed that up by throw the ball into the feet of tight end Charles Clay, who was wide open inside the five yard line.

Buffalo settled for a field goal and trailed the Jets 10-3 at the half.

Cardale Jones entered the game in the fourth quarter and didn't have much success either, going 6-for-11 for 96 yards with an interception.

Adding to the turmoil of the past week, defensive tackle Kyle Williams told CBS' Andrew Catalon could be his last with the Bills, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.

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Heading into the the finale, it was believed Sunday's finale against the Jets was essentially a "one game audition" for interim head coach Anthony Lynn to secure the job permanently.

After the game, Lynn told reporters he had yet to speak with owners Terry and Kim Pegula about the job, but expects to interview.