Leave it to Rex Ryan to continue the New York Jets' playoff drought.
Ryan and the Buffalo Bills stopped the Jets from making the playoffs Sunday and gave the Pittsburgh Steelers the final playoff spot in the AFC.
The Bills beat the Jets 22-17, while Pittsburgh knocked off Cleveland 28-12, the only results that would have gotten the Steelers into the postseason. Pittsburgh will be the No. 6 seed and travel to the No. 3 seed.
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Home-field advantage in both conferences remained in question because of Miami's upset of New England. Denver will remain home for the playoffs if it can beat San Diego. Carolina can wrap up home-field in the NFC with a victory over Tampa Bay, but a loss would give Arizona a chance at the No. 1 seed.
Houston also clinched the AFC South with its win over Jacksonville and will host the No. 5 seed next week.
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