BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot
Bills versus Packers on Monday Night Football? Nope.
Okay, how about the rumored Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions? Not happening. In fact, the new scheduling allowed the Lions to get around playing the Bills or Miami Dolphins.
Buffalo’s schedule was released (a bit early) over at the team’s official website, and the Bills only have one primetime game: A week 11 Thursday Night Football game with the Dolphins.
As for the rest of the schedule?
Buffalo starts the season on the road against Chicago Bears before back-to-back home games against the Dolphins and Chargers. They finish out September on the road against the Texans.
In October, plays in Detroit and then has back-to-back home games against the Patriots and Vikings. In Week 8, Buffalo will be on the road against the Jets.
The Bills’ bye week falls in Week 9. One silver lining is the team’s opponents following the bye. Buffalo’s next four opponents include the Chiefs, at Miami (TNF) and home versus the Jets and Browns. All four games are winnable.
Buffalo’s last four opponents won’t be as favorable. Buffalo ends the season at Denver, home versus Green Bay, and then on the road against the Raiders and Patriots. Buffalo could have its hands full against three outstanding quarterbacks and a Raiders team that upgraded its roster in free agency.
Much can and will happen between now and the actual NFL season. For now, Bills fans just have to “Billieve.”
Week 1: at Bears, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 7
Week 2: vs. Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 14
Week 3: vs. Chargers, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 21
Week 4: at Texans, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 28
Week 5: at Lions, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 5
Week 6: vs. Patriots, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 12
Week 7: vs. Vikings, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 19
Week 8: at Jets, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 26
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 9
Week 11: at Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 13
Week 12: vs. Jets, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 23
Week 13: vs. Browns, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 30
Week 14: at Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 7
Week 15: vs. Packers, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 14
Week 16: at Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 21
Week 17: vs. Patriots, 1 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 28
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