With a playoff berth on the line, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says he and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey don't have any time to spend reminiscing about their days in Buffalo.
"We won't sit down by a cozy fire and roast marshmallows and talk about it," Fitzpatrick said. "After the game is over, maybe that's a better question if we win, because I think it means a lot to the both of us."
Nearly three years to the day since Fitzpatrick played and Gailey coached in their final games for the Bills, they have an opportunity to make their first trip back to Buffalo a memorable one in New York's season finale Sunday.
At 10-5, the Jets need either a win or a tie to clinch their first playoff berth since 2010. New York can also clinch with a Pittsburgh loss or tie against Cleveland.
Fitzpatrick, on his fourth team in four years, has never reached the playoffs during his 11-season career.
Gailey was fired by the Bills after three losing seasons and had been out of football before joining first-year coach Todd Bowles' staff in New York.
Together, Fitzpatrick and Gailey have rediscovered much of the chemistry they had in Buffalo, where the quarterback led a no-name group and established his nickname "FitzMagic."
Fitzpatrick is enjoying his best season in developing a rapport with the receiving tandem of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Standing in the Jets' way is AFC rival and former coach Rex Ryan.
Buffalo (7-8) is an injury-depleted team and has already extended the NFL's longest active drought to 16 seasons.
Bills enter Eric Wood has plenty of friends, including Fitzpatrick, playing for the Jets. That doesn't mean he has any desire to see them celebrate clinching a playoff berth at Buffalo.
"You obviously don't want a lot of people to enjoy what you haven't been able to," Wood said. "If those guys were playing in the NFC, I'd probably be rooting for them. But I don't want the Jets advancing in our home, that's for sure."