The Buffalo Bills squeaked by with a win on Thanksgiving afternoon but there was one person who was in Detroit that surprisingly was actively rooting for the Bills to lose.

So why would the man who led the Buffalo Bills for two seasons want to openly support the team the Bills are playing? It all comes down to family. Rex's son Seth Ryan is the assistant wide receiver coach for the Lions.

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According to the Detroit Lions' website, Seth has been part of the Lions' staff since 2021.

Seth Ryan joined the Lions as the team's assistant wide receivers coach in 2021 after spending the past four seasons (2017-20) with the Los Angeles Chargers, serving as a coaching intern from 2017-18 and an offensive quality control coach from 2019-20.

So I get why Rex would be on the sideline wearing a Lions hoodie as he was there to support his son.


Rex didn't have a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills. He lasted only two seasons and failed to make the playoffs in either season. He was fired on December 27th, 2016 after the Bills were eliminated from a chance to make the playoffs.

After Ryan was let go, Anthony Lynn was named intermined Head Coach and then the Bills hired Sean McDermott as their head coach in the 2017 season and the rest is history.

Bills Lions 11-25-22

The Bills Edge Out the Lions on Thanksgiving Day

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Bills Cleveland Game 11-20-22

The Bills beat the Cleveland in Detroit

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Photos from the Bills loss to the Vikings

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