This statement by Bills owner Terry Pegula was published by the team Tuesday afternoon, shortly after it announced coach Rex Ryan had been fired:
"I spoke with Rex earlier today and we mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now. These decisions are never easy. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rex for all his efforts and wish him all the best moving forward.
"Kim and I and our entire Bills organization share in the same disappointment and frustration as our fans, but we remain committed to our goal of bringing a championship to Western New York.
"Anthony Lynn will serve as our interim head coach to lead us through the Jets game."