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10 things to know about the Bills 2019 regular season schedule

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1 – Double dip opening in Gotham

It’s been a long time since the Bills have opened a season with their first two games on the road, and they’ve never done it back-to-back weeks in the same stadium. But that’s what Buffalo will face this fall when they play against the Jets in Week 1 and the Giants in Week 2, with both games at MetLife Stadium.

The last time the Bills started the season with back-to-back road games was 2006 when they began at New England and at Miami.

Buffalo has played the Jets and Giants in back-to-back weeks before, posting two straight victories against them in 2003 (W at Giants, W vs. Jets), but have never played those two clubs back-to-back on the road.

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2 – Thanksgiving in Big ‘D’

For the first time in a quarter century the Bills will be playing on Thanksgiving. Buffalo will travel to Dallas for the national holiday to face the Cowboys for a 4:30 pm nationally televised game in Week 13.

Buffalo has an all-time record of 4-4 on Thanksgiving, with their last turkey day game happening in Detroit on Nov. 24th, 1994.

It will also be Cole Beasley’s return to Dallas for the first time since signing with the Bills this past offseason.

3 – 2018 QB class carousel

Every Bills fan knows that Josh Allen will be facing one of his QB draft classmates twice a season in Jets QB Sam Darnold, but two other members of the 2018 quarterback class are also on the schedule this season. 

The Bills travel to Cleveland in Week 10 to face Baker Mayfield and the Browns for a 1 pm kickoff. Then in Week 14, Buffalo hosts Lamar Jackson and the Ravens for another 1 pm kickoff.

Allen and Darnold bookend the season for each other as they meet up in Week 1 and Week 17.

4 – TBD game at New England

The Bills road game at New England has a playing date to be determined in Week 16. Here’s the reason why. 

Since Thanksgiving falls on Week 13 this year there is only one other available Saturday besides Week 17 for the NFL to schedule games. So the league will have an NFL Network triple header on Saturday, Dec. 21st (1 pm, 4:30 pm, 8:15 pm) and then a regular Sunday slate. 

The Bills and Patriots will be informed by the league by Week 8 as to whether their game is on Saturday Dec. 21st or Sunday, Dec. 22nd. If they’re given a Saturday game there is a chance it could air in prime time.

5 – Challenging stretch run

Every NFL club has a difficult stretch of opponents to navigate at some point in the season. Buffalo’s looks like it’ll come in Week 13 when they’ll come off a short week to play at Dallas, a playoff team in 2018, they then come home to face a Baltimore team, which also qualified for the postseason last year. 

That’s followed by a road game at Pittsburgh in Week 15 before their Week 16 tilt against the defending Super Bowl champs in New England.

6 – Extended home cookin’

Although the Bills season opens on the road the first two weeks, there is a long stretch where they’ll be at home in the middle of the schedule. 

In a six-week span from Week 3 to Week 9, Buffalo has four home games and a bye week. Their only road game during that time is Week 5 at Tennessee.

That will be a critical time to stack some victories and take advantage of the atmosphere at New Era Field.

7 – 3 sets of back-to-back roadies

Offsetting that lengthy home stay from the middle of September to early November are three sets of back-to-back road pairings. The aforementioned Jets and Giants roadies are also joined by Week 10 and 11 contests at Cleveland and Miami. 

The final pair of road games come in Weeks 15 and 16 at Pittsburgh and New England.

8 – Edmunds bowl

Speaking of Pittsburgh, that game is shaping up to be a true family affair for the Edmunds. Tremaine Edmunds two brothers, Terrell and Trey, are both on Pittsburgh’s roster. Terrell was a fellow first-round pick in the 2018 draft with Tremaine and plays safety, while older brother Trey was a running back for the Steelers last season. He was called up to the active roster from the practice squad last December. 

It could be the first time that all three Edmunds’ brothers are on the same game field as professionals.

The only question is who is getting mom and dad tickets to the game?

9 - All home games are 1 pm kickoffs

For just the second time in the last four seasons, all of Buffalo’s home games in 2019 will kick off at 1 pm.

The Bills had a Monday night home game in 2018 and a Thursday night home game in 2016, which deviated from the conventional 1 pm start time.

Buffalo also had a full slate of 1 pm starts in 2017.

10 - Single game ticket on-sale dates set

Starting on Friday, May 3, at 9 a.m., My One Buffalo mobile app users can take advantage of an exclusive presale offer on single game tickets. Bills fans who have not signed up for My One Buffalo and are interested in gaining access to the perks associated with the app, can download it now.

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Group tickets (12 or more tickets) go on sale on Monday, May 13, at 9 a.m. For discounted group pricing, please call the Bills Ticket Office at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257). Additionally, single game tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, May 14, at 9 a.m. _

Bills Season Tickets and a limited number of single game club seat tickets are currently available.

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