ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Coach Rex Ryan is holding himself answerable for the Buffalo Bills’ slow start. At the same time he’s made a significant change to his coaching staff by firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Roman was let go Friday in a bid to kick-start the Bills’ sputtering offense.

“I’m accountable for everything that goes on here,” Ryan said. “Offense, defense, special teams, anything, you name it. And I’m accountable for making decisions like this. It falls on me. And I accept those responsibilities.”

Running backs coach Anthony Lynn will take over as coordinator for the team that’s 0-2. Lynn also serves as an assistant head coach and has spent the past eight years working under Ryan.

THE INCLUSION of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on the Pro Football’s Hall of Fame nomination list shocked some people and has started a national debate over who should be eligible.

Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, appeared on the list released Thursday because at least one Hall of Fame selector nominated him. He also was nominated last year before he pleaded guilty in a case in which he was accused of drugging and raping up to 16 women in four states. U.S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced him to 18 years in prison last month.

JETS: Receiver Brandon Marshall feared the worst when a trainer escorted him off the sideline to have his left knee examined Thursday night.

“I thought it was over. I thought I was going to be fishing in my backyard in Florida,” said Marshall. “Usually when things like that happen, everything goes numb.”

Little did anyone – and Marshall, especially – believe he’d be back in the huddle some 10 minutes later.

“The doctors didn’t say anything to me,” Marshall said regarding the injury that Coach Todd Bowles referred to as a sprain. “The only thing I cared about was, is my ACL all right and am I going to get the feeling back in my leg? Once I got that I said, ‘I’m going to go out there and run.’ ”

THE NFL’S first prime-time game broadcast on Twitter reached an audience of 2.1 million on the social media site Thursday night.

An average audience of 243,000 watching the Jets beat the Bills on Twitter viewed an average of 22 minutes of game action.

RAMS: Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall draft pick, will be the backup quarterback in the home opener Sunday against Seattle.

Goff wasn’t in uniform for the 28-0 loss at San Francisco in their opener Monday night. Sean Mannion served as the backup to Case Keenum, who went 17 of 35 for 130 yards with two interceptions.

 Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was fined $21,269 by the NFL for his actions – unsportsmanlike conduct and making contact with an official – that led to his ejection at San Francisco.

PACKERS: Green Bay listed cornerback Sam Shields as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Minnesota after he was evaluated for a concussion.

Shields, who has been in the NFL’s concussion protocol, hasn’t practiced since getting hurt late in last week’s season-opening win at Jacksonville.

VIKINGS: Minnesota ruled two starters out against Green Bay due to knee injuries, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.

They’re still trying to be secretive about their starting quarterback, though all signs point toward Sam Bradford making his debut.

JAGUARS: Running back Chris Ivory will miss his second straight game Sunday while recovering from a “general medical issue.”