Orchard Park, NY - The Buffalo Bills will wear their white jerseys for their home game on Sunday, November 6, 2011 vs. the NY Jets. Sunday will be the first time since their home game vs. the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 1986 that they have worn their white jerseys at home.
The Bills will wear their royal blue jerseys during the next two road games at Dallas and Miami. With no Bills throwback uniform game during the 2011 season this Sunday’s game gives the Bills the opportunity to wear their white jersey in front of the home crowd.
The Bills vs. Colts game in 1986, won by the Bills 24-13, was Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s first AFC East victory, and in the game he threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Andre Reed. Kicker Scott Norwood booted a field goal and three extra points in the game, and will be in attendance on Sunday to receive the Ralph C. Wilson Distinguished Service Award during the first break of the first quarter.
In addition, the Bills will recognize area military members as part of their Veteran’s Day recognition and pregame festivities. Caitlin Koch (pronounced Cook), former contestant on the X-Factor television show, will sing God Bless America. Wounded warriors and local military members, who participated in the Bills Uniform Launch Event to unveil the team’s new uniforms, will be in attendance to present the game ball. All branches of the military will be recognized on field during pregame, and the Army National Guard will conduct a pregame enlistment ceremony.
Finally, the Bills will show a special pregame tribute video to honor Bills Wall of Fame center Kent Hull who recently passed away.