ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced the team's 2015 schedule. The 2015 schedule release is presented by Ellicott Hospitality, the official hotel partner of the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo will open its 2015 regular season schedule with back-to-back home games against the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. The Bills are scheduled to appear in primetime two times during their 2015 campaign, heading to New York to take on the Jets on November 12 (Week 10) on Thursday Night Football and then will head to New England for a Monday Night Football showdown with the Patriots on November 23 (Week 11).
The Bills also announced the dates and times of their 2015 preseason schedule. Buffalo will open the preseason at home against the Carolina Panthers before making a road trip to Cleveland to face the Browns in Week 2. The Bills will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. The game will mark the team's 15th annual Kids Game and is presented by Independent Health. Buffalo will close out the preseason in Week 4 in Detroit against the Lions.
Indianapolis: 35-31-1 All-Time Record (21-13 At Home)
The Bills and Colts will meet in Buffalo on September 13 to open the season. Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan will look to improve his 5-1 career record as a head coach in season openers. The Bills and Colts will be meeting for the first time since the 2012 season. The Bills defeated the Colts 30-7 in their last meeting at Ralph Wilson Stadium during the 2011 season.
New England: 42-66-1 All-Time Record (22-31-1 At Home)
The Bills and Patriots will meet for the first time in 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20. Buffalo last defeated New England at home in 2011, when the Bills rallied back from a 21-0 deficit to earn a 34-31 victory. The Bills also defeated New England in the last meeting between the two teams—a 17-9 win at Gillette Stadium in Week 17 of last season.
NY Giants: 6-5 All-Time Record (3-3 At Home)
The Bills and Giants will meet in Buffalo on October 4 for the first time since the 2007 season. The Giants defeated the Bills 38-21 in the team's last meeting at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Cincinnati: 15-11 All-Time Record (9-4 At Home)
Buffalo will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 PM. The Bills have won 10 of their previous 12 contests against the Bengals.
Miami: 40-57-1 All-Time Record (24-25 At Home)
The Bills have won each of their previous three home games against the Dolphins and will look to extend their winning streak to four in 2015 when the Bills take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 9 after returning home from London. The Bills have never defeated the Dolphins four straight times at home in their regular season series.
Houston: 3-4 All-Time Record (1-2 At Home)
The Bills and Texans will meet for the second consecutive season in Week 13. The Bills and Texans squared off in Houston last year, with the Texans emerging victorious 23-17.
Dallas: 3-6 All-Time Record (2-2 At Home)
In the last of a three-game stretch against NFC East opponents, the Bills and Cowboys will meet at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time since 2007 when the Cowboys edged the Bills 25-24 on Monday Night Football.
NY Jets: 55-51 All-Time Record (30-23 At Home)
Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan will meet his former team for the second time when the Jets visit Buffalo in Week 17. Last season's matchup slated for Buffalo ended up getting uprooted to Detroit as a result of a massive snow storm that hit the Buffalo area in the week prior to the game. The Bills defeated the Jets at Ford Field 38-3.
Miami: 40-57-1 All-Time Record (16-32-1 On the Road)
Buffalo and Miami will meet for the first time in 2015 on September 27 at Sun Life Stadium. The Bills will aim to win their second out of the past three road games in Miami and it will also mark the return of Bills TE Charles Clay to the location where he spent his first four seasons in the league.
Tennessee: 14-27 All-Time Record (6-13 On the Road)
Buffalo and Tennessee will meet for the 42nd time in regular season history on October 11, which will be the 20th time meeting on the road. The Bills will be looking to beat the Titans for the first time since 2000 and for the first time ever at LP Field.
Jacksonville: 7-5 All-Time Record (4-2 On the Road)
The Bills will play a regular season game in London for the first time when they take on the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 25. The Bills will look to earn their third straight victory against Jacksonville in 2015 and their first regular season win on international soil since a 2011 victory over the Washington Redskins in Toronto.
NY Jets: 57-51 All-Time Record (26-28 On the Road)
The Bills and Jets will meet in primetime on Thursday Night Football on November 12. Buffalo and New York last met in a primetime game on Thursday Night Football in 2009 (L, 13-19) at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Bills will look to win for the second consecutive year at the Jets and the fourth game in a row against New York. It will also mark the first time that Head Coach Rex Ryan will return to MetLife Stadium after spending the past six seasons as the Jets head coach.
New England: 41-67-1 All-Time Record (19-36 On the Road)
Buffalo and New England will battle under the lights on Monday Night Football on November 23. The Bills and Patriots last met in a primetime game on Monday Night Football in 2009 (L, 24-45) at Gillette Stadium.
Kansas City: 23-19-1 All-Time Record (1-12 On the Road)
The Bills and Chiefs will meet for the eighth consecutive year as Buffalo will travel to Kansas City for the first time since 2013 for a November 29 match-up. Buffalo has won five of its previous eight games against the Chiefs.
Philadelphia: 6-6 All-Time Record (2-3 On the Road)
The Bills and Eagles will square off for the 13th time in the all-time series on December 13. Buffalo will aim to increase its winning streak against Philadelphia to two games and will look to earn its first victory at Lincoln Financial Field. The match-up will mark the first time that Bills RB LeSean McCoy returns to Philadelphia after being traded this offseason.
Washington: 8-4 All-Time Record (3-2 On the Road)
Buffalo will travel to Washington for a December 20 game as the two teams will meet for the 13th time in regular season history and the sixth time in Washington. The Bills have defeated the Redskins in each of their last six match-ups, stretching back to 1993.
*NFL TO CONTINUE "FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING"
A select number of games will be "cross-flexed," moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of "cross-flexed" games will be decided during the season.
"Flexible scheduling" will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives "surprise" teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR 2015 GAMES: The 2015 Buffalo Bills ticket onsale dates will be scheduled in the near future, but 2015 Season Tickets are available and offer significant savings. For fans that can't make all of the games a limited number of single game tickets will be available via NFL Ticket Exchange. Fans can receive 100% Ticketmaster verified Bills tickets from NFL Ticket Exchange. Season tickets for the 2015 season can be purchased by visiting buffalobills.com or by calling 1-877-BBTICKS (228-4257).