Buffalo Bills Schedule Breakdown

By PFC Buffalo Bills Blogger Chris Brown (@cbreezy2411)

The Buffalo Bills play their division opponents, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins twice in the year, both home and away.  The AFC East plays the AFC North (Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns) as well as the NFC South (Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers).  Finally the Bills will play the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars based on last year’s record results.

Week

Teams

1

New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills

2

Carolina Panthers @ Buffalo Bills

3

Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets

4

Baltimore Ravens @ Buffalo Bills

5

Buffalo Bills @ Cleveland Browns

6

Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills

7

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins

8

Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints

9

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills

10

Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers

11

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

12

Bye Week

13

Atlanta Falcons @ Buffalo Bills (Toronto)

14

Buffalo Bills @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15

Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars

16

Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills

17

Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

 

At first glance of the Buffalo Bills schedule, there are a few games that catch your eye.  The first is the home opener against division foe New England Patriots.  What better way to start off the Marrone era then against Tom Brady and Patriots.  Could there be a rookie QB starting? What will the uptempo West Coast Offense look like? Another game that is intriguing is Week 3 when the Bills have to travel down to New Jersey to face the Jets.  The Bills will be looking for revenge here dating back to last year’s home opener, where the Jets put a beat down on the Bills.

The Bills can set the tone earlier in the season, having four out of six games at home.  If the Bills have come out of that six game span with a record of 4-2 they will be in good shape to start the year.  If the Bills can go 2-2 against the NFC South and 2-2 against the AFC North, I believe they could put themselves in good position to make a playoff run.  The main focus has to be within the division though; if the Bills could get a split with the Patriots and Dolphins along with a sweep of the Jets it could put them in a position to be 8-6.  Beating the Chiefs and Jaguars would give them a record of 10-6 and I believe a good enough record to end the playoff drought in Buffalo.

That would be the dream scenario of all Bills fans, unfortunately we all know that’s how things go.  There will be a lot of factors that go into this season’s outcome.  How will the Coach Marrone Era begin? Who will be the starting quarterback? How will the up-tempo west coast offense run? Will we be able to stop the run unlike years past? All of these are just a few factors that play into the season.  Bills fans are excited for the season to begin, with the draft right around the corner hopefully the Bills start the season off right.