Rex Ryan had his Lap-Band removed to show solidarity with brother Rob

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told the New York Post on Monday that he underwent an arthroscopic procedure to remove his Lap-Band as a way to show solidarity with his twin brother, Bills' assistant head coach Rob Ryan.

In 2012, Rex weighed 350 pounds but lost over 100 pounds as a result of the Lap-Band, a device that restricts food and beverage consumption. Rob, however, nearly died from his Lap-Band last season, and had to have it removed because it was too tight.

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Without the Lap-Band, Ryan said he is roughly 30 pounds heavier. He's not worrying about the extra pounds, though.

"I told him, we'll figure this out together (without the Lap Band)," Ryan said, according to the Post. "Plus, I won more games without it than did with it in."

Talk about brotherly love. The Bills, meanwhile, are 0-1.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

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NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

32. Browns (0-1)
Last Week: 32

It's up to Josh McCown to turn this ship around.

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31. Rams (0-1)
Last Week: 24

In their first game as the reincarnated Los Angeles Rams, they didn't score a point. And they didn't come particularly close.

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30. Titans (0-1)
Last Week: 30

Tennessee wasn't able to hold on to a hefty lead against a Shaun Hill-led Vikings team.

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28. 49ers (1-0)
Last Week: 31

Not much was expected of San Francisco heading into the season, but they made the Rams look out of place on an NFL field.

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27. Bears (0-1)
Last Week: 22

Chicago couldn't compete with the Texans in Week 1, but against Philly next Monday night, they'll have a chance to even up their record. Alshon Jeffery's strong performance is encouraging, though Jeremy Langford left something to be desired.

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26. Bills (0-1)
Last Week: 19

Tyrod Taylor threw for a whopping 111 yards against Baltimore, and Sammy Watkins' health is suddenly up in the air again. Not great.

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23. Eagles (1-0)
Last Week: 26

Against the Browns, Carson Wentz threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns, with Ryan Mathews adding 77 more yards on the ground over 22 carries. Of course, against Cleveland, it's tough to tell how good any team truly is. Check back next week.

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22. Redskins (0-1)
Last Week: 18

In a wide-open NFC East, Washington was overmatched against a Pittsburgh Steelers team that racked up 300 yards through the air and rushed for nearly 150 more. Kirk Cousins threw for plenty of yardage but failed to record a touchdown while turning it over twice. Washington's run game didn't provide any sort of balance, with Matt Jones, Chris Thompson and Cousins totaling just 55 yards on the ground. They'll host the Cowboys in Week 2, where they'll hope to even up their record while bumping Dallas down to 0-2.

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21. Falcons (0-1)
Last Week: 20

Last year's 8-8 group remains very much in tact for the 2016 campaign, and it got off on the wrong foot with a home loss to division-rival Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan was a bright spot, though, and Julio Jones may have a suitable No. 2 underneath him on the depth chart in Mohamed Sanu.

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20. Lions (1-0)
Last Week: 28

In Week 1 against Indy, we got a taste of how the Lions offense may function sans Calvin Johnson this season, with eight players recording at least one catch -- Golden Tate leading them with seven, Marvin Jones racking up a team-high 85 yards while three other Lions caught a touchdown pass. Take it with a grain of salt against the Colts defense, but maybe -- maybe -- the Lions will be okay.

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19. Ravens (1-0)
Last Week: 23

Baltimore's defense held the Bills to 111 yards through the air, and while they weren't able to put together much offense of their own, Justin Forsett averaged four yards per carry and Mike Wallace showed his big-play potential with a 66-yard touchdown catch and run.

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18. Colts (0-1)
Last Week: 9

We didn't learn anything particularly new about the Colts in Week 1. They put up a ton of points, gave up even more and lost. They'll travel to Mile High in Week 2, where Andrew Luck's offense will really be tested.

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17. Cowboys (0-1)
Last Week: 17

Considering they're starting the season with a rookie quarterback and running back for the first season in nearly 50 years, the Cowboys exceeded expectations in Week 1. Dak Prescott seemed to have a handle on the offense, and with more production from Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas should be in decent shape moving forward.

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15. Buccaneers (1-0)
Last Week: 21

Tampa Bay went into a division rival's house and stole a road victory to open the season. Jameis Winston threw for four touchdowns, and if Week 1 was any indication of what's to come for the Bucs, the Panthers may have a bit of work to do in order to keep the division crown on their heads.

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14. Giants (1-0)
Last Week: 14

The Giants' new-look -- and very expensive -- defense started off slow against Dallas, but ended up holding both Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott in check. Victor Cruz and Sterling Shephard both showed signs of life, which could give New York one of the scarier offensive attacks if it can be sustained.

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13. Jets (0-1)
Last Week: 12

New York wasn't able to hold on to a late lead at home, but the good news is Cincinnati's offense figures to be among the most dangerous in the league. They kept the pressure on Andy Dalton all afternoon, which should be a staple for the Jets defense this season. With any semblance of above-average quarterback play, the Jets should be able to compete against every opponent on their slate.

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12. Raiders (1-0)
Last Week: 15

The Raiders are -- dare we say it -- pretty good! Getting into a shootout with Drew Brees' Saints is a tall task, and the third-year pro Derek Carr orchestrated an attack that put the team in a chance to win in the closing stages of the game.

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10. Texans (1-0)
Last Week: 11

In a light matchup against the Bears, Houston took care of business and won by more than a touchdown. They'll face a tougher opponent in Kansas City next week, but if Lamar Miller and Will Fuller can sustain performance remotely close to their Week 1 outputs, Houston will be in good shape.

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9. Chiefs (1-0)
Last Week: 10

Kansas City faced a scare to open the season, falling behind big to the Chargers and only waking up in the third quarter -- en route to a gigantic come-from-behind win. Hopefully that acts as a bit of a wake-up call, because banking on that tactic at Houston in Week 2 may not be as fruitful.

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8. Seahawks (1-0)
Last Week: 7

Seattle's offense had some problems against Miami in Week 1, but were able to pull one out in a low-scoring affair. Thomas Rawls' 2.7 YPC were a concern, but Christine Michael's 66 yards on 15 carries were encouraging. Hopefully for Seattle, things will come to form as the season trudges along -- as has happened in years past.

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7. Bengals (1-0)
Last Week: 5

It took a go-ahead field goal in the final minute, but Cincinnati outlasted the Jets at Metlife Stadium in Week 1. A.J. Green played even more brilliantly than usual, and Brandon LaFell played like a legitimate No. 2 option. With Tyler Eifert eventually returning to the fold, the Bengals could be a scary team to face by midseason once again.

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6. Panthers (0-1)
Last Week: 2

It was an unwelcomed spell of deja vu for Carolina on Thursday night, losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Denver Broncos again. The good news was that the team's offense, infused with Kelvin Benjamin, should have the firepower to keep Carolina in contention all year long.

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5. Broncos (1-0)
Last Week: 8

The defending champs pulled off a rare home upset to open the NFL season, as Trevor Siemian performed well enough to keep Denver in a position to win until the end. Carolina will likely be one of the tougher opponents they'll face all year -- and their defense passed the test.

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4. Packers (1-0)
Last Week: 3 

The new-look Jaguars took them to the wire, but the Packers proved that they're still among the class of the league in Week 1. A divisional matchup against the Vikings on Sunday night awaits this week, with another chance to solidify their standing.

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2. Steelers (1-0)
Last Week: 6

No Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell (until Week 4)? No problem. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams had their way with Washington in Week 1, which makes this team even scarier once Bell returns.

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1. Patriots (1-0)
Last Week: 4

Jimmy Garoppolo had a lot to prove on Sunday night against a presumed Super Bowl contender, and he did just that. How much longer until the "Tom Brady: System QB" hot takes come spewing out?

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