BBD Editor: Dan Hope
The Buffalo Bills’ schedule for their 16-game 2015 NFL regular season was announced Tuesday.
New coach Rex Ryan and the Bills will open the season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET. They will remain at home for Week 2, when Rex and the Bills will have their first of two opportunities this season to play the defending champion New England Patriots at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The second game against the New England Patriots, set for Nov. 23 (Week 11), is also notable in that it will be the Bills’ first appearance on ESPN’s Monday Night Football since 2009. That game will be part of a back-to-back set of midseason weekday primetime games, as the Bills will play Rex Ryan’s former team, the New York Jets, on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, in Week 10 (Nov. 12). Both of those games—the Bills’ only night contests this year—will be played on the road.
The Bills’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, which will be the first game to streamed as a digital-only worldwide broadcast, is set for Oct. 25 (Week 7) at 9:30 a.m. ET.
In Week 14, the Bills will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles (Dec. 13, 1 p.m. ET), a game in which new Bills running back LeSean McCoy and new Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso will square off against their former teams.
Finally, the Bills will close the season against the Jets at home on Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. ET.
The Bills’ full schedule for the 2015 season is below.