Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan has been fired after two seasons at the helm.

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His brother, Rob, who was hired this year as assistant head coach has also been relieved of duties. 

The firing comes just two days after the Bills were mathematically eliminated from a playoff berth for the 17th consecutive year. 

The Bills finished 8-8 under Ryan last year and were 7-8 this season, heading into the regular season finale on New Year's Day at the New York Jets.

Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as interim head coach this week.

Ryan was 46-50 in six prior seasons as head coach of the New York Jets. 

The Bills have Tweeted that GM Doug Whaley will officially lead the search for a new head coach. It will be his third in five years.

Terry Pegula has issued a statement saying: pegula statement on rex