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Robert Edwards

Rex's place: Bills beat Jets in Ryan's return, 22-17

Jilted by the Jets, Rex Ryan got even.

Thanks to his pride and joy, the defense, Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was a successful one Thursday night. That defense shut down Ryan's former team for much of the game, and the Bills scored on offense and special teams in a 22-17 victory over New York.

Ryan was fired by the Jets after six seasons and immediately hired by Buffalo last January. His defense had two interceptions, recovered a fumble and stopped the Jets inside the Bills 10 in the final minutes — prompting some vigorous fist pumps Ryan repeated, along with a flying headset, when Bacarri Rambo clinched it with a last-minute pick.

"I can tell the...