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Rex Ryan-coached teams have atrocious records after wins

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The 4-4 Buffalo Bills head to Met Life Stadium for a Thursday night showdown with the 5-3 New York Jets coming off a 33-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. It turns out that’s good news for the Jets, as Rex Ryan-coached teams have an atrocious win-loss record coming off victories.

According to Joe Caporoso of Turn on the Jets (via NJ.com), Ryan-led teams, both during his tenure the Jets and now with the Bills, have only won two of their last 18 games coming off a win going back to 2012.

The Bills have lost every game this season after a victory and the last time a Ryan-coached team strung together two wins in a row was in 2013 when the Jets beat the Cleveland Browns and then the Miami Dolphins the following week in the team’s regular season finale, arguably saving Ryan’s job for one more season.

The only other time a Ryan-coached team won a game in the week following a victory was in December of 2012 when the Jets topped Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars in back-to-back-weeks.

Ryan-coached teams’ failure to rise up to the challenge after a win obviously is a troubling pattern to say the least. How much impact the dismal statistic could have on Thursday night’s game is unclear, but odds are good Ryan is well aware of his teams’ ineptitude following a win, perhaps giving an already-motivated Ryan added incentive to taking out his former team.