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Bills announce 2011 schedule

Posted Apr 19, 2011

Orchard Park, NY - The Buffalo today announced the team's 2011 regular season schedule. Buffalo's 2011 slate features a Kickoff Weekend match-up at Kansas City, an October 30th game vs. Washington at Rogers Centre in Toronto and a line-up of games against the NFC East and AFC West divisions.

The Bills will host the Washington Redskins on October 30th in Rogers Centre at 4:00 PM. The game will be the fourth regular season contest in the Bills Toronto Series.

The full 2011 Buffalo Bills schedule is available here.

Below is a list of highlights for the 2011 home schedule:

-The Bills hold an 11-7 record in home games against the Raiders. Buffalo defeated Oakland 24-23 their last game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2008. The Bills' September 18th home opener will mark the 36th regular season meeting between Buffalo and Oakland.

-On September 25th, Buffalo will look to defeat New England for the first time since the 2003 season opener.

-Buffalo and Philadelphia will face each other for the 12th time in regular season action. Philadelphia will make their first trip to Buffalo since 2003. The Bills and Eagles have split their six games in Orchard Park.

-October 30's game against Washington will mark the 12th regular season meeting between the Bills and Redskins. Buffalo will look to extend their current five-game winning streak over Washington at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Bills are 7-4 all-time against the Redskins.

-Buffalo will host the New York Jets on November 6th. The Bills hold a 28-22 record against the Jets in home games.

-Buffalo and Tennessee will meet for the 40th time in the regular season. The Bills are 5-2 in their previous seven home games against the Titans.

-The Bills and Dolphins will meet at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18th. Buffalo has won five of their last seven home games against Miami.

-Buffalo and Denver will meet for the 35th time in the regular season on Saturday, December 24th. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23 in their last match-up in 2008 (12/21) on the road. Buffalo and Denver have split their previous 22 contests in Buffalo.

Highlights for the 2011 road schedule:

-Kickoff Weekend's road trip at Kansas City will mark the fourth year in a row that the Bills will play the Chiefs on the road. The Bills have defeated the Chiefs in two of their previous three games and hold a 21-17-1 series advantage over Kansas City.

-Buffalo will look to extend the team's current 10-game winning streak over Cincinnati on October 2nd. The 10-game stretch is tied as the longest in team history, matching the Bills' 1987-92 10-game run over the New York Jets. The Bills and Bengals will meet for the 25th time, with Buffalo holding a 15-9 series record.

-The Bills and Giants will meet for the 11th time in the regular season on October 16th. Buffalo is 6-4 against New York in their 10 previous regular season games. The Bills are 3-1 on the road at the Giants.

-Buffalo will face the Dallas Cowboys on November 13th, marking the Bills' first game at Cowboys Stadium. The Bills and Cowboys have met eight previous times in the regular season.

-The Bills will travel to East Rutherford, N.J. for a second time in 2011 on November 27th and face the Jets. Buffalo and New York have split their 50 games at the Jets with a 25-25 record.

-For the first time since 2005, Buffalo will travel to San Diego for a December 11th match-up against the Chargers. The two franchises will meet for the 33rd time in the regular season.


NFL TO CONTINUE "FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING": The NFL this season will continue to use a primetime "flexible scheduling" element on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. The 2011 NFL schedule lists start times for all Sunday games during the "flex" weeks as 1:00 PM ET, except for games played in the Mountain or Pacific Time zones, which will be listed at 4:05 PM ET or 4:15 PM ET. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. The NFL will have additional flexibility to move the start times of games on Sundays, using a 12-day notice format. For example, a game scheduled for Sunday, November 27 could move from a 1:00 PM ET kickoff to an 8:15 PM start, but the change would be made and announced no later than Tuesday, November 15. In Week 17, in order to ensure a Sunday night game with playoff implications, the decision to move the start time may be made on six days notice.

TICKET INFORMATION FOR 2011 GAMES: Season tickets for 2011 are on sale now online through Buffalobills.com, by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257), or in person by visiting the Bills ticket office at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

BILLS IN TORONTO SERIES INFO: The Bills Toronto Series includes a regular season game each year (2008-2012) and preseason games in 2008, 2010 and 2012.