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Top 10 reasons to get ready for Bills-Raiders


10.  AFC rivalry

As two of the AFL's founding teams, the Bills and Raiders have a long, competitive history. Hosting Oakland this Sunday, Buffalo will look to secure the team's fourth consecutive win at home.

Check of photos of memorable Buffalo Bills versus Oakland Raiders games through the years.

9. Bills legend to Lead the Charge

Bills legend and decorated sportscaster Paul Maguire, will get back to his Buffalo roots this weekend as the Leader of the Charge. A member of both of Buffalo's AFL Championship title teams, Maguire holds a special place in Bills history.

8. A Shady afternoon

After scoring two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 7 win over Tampa Bay, Bills top running back LeSean McCoy is back in action. With 10,000 yards on his mind, don't be surprised if McCoy brings the shade on Sunday afternoon.

7. Top in takeaways

Through the first six games of the 2017 NFL season, the Bills have dominated their opponents in an important category – turnover differential. With 10 takeaways on the campaign, Buffalo's ballhawks will be eager to tack on a few more.

6. Throwin' it back

When the Bills take on the Raiders for the 39th time in the regular season, they'll be doing so in style. Throwing it back, the Bills will be rocking the standing buffalo helmets. 

5. Points a-plenty

The Bills have had success finding the end zone while playing at New Era Field. In fact, Buffalo has set a team record for scoring 20 points in 12 consecutive home games. The longest active streak in the League, the Bills boys are prepared to make it 13.

4. Hold Mack back

University at Buffalo alumnus Khalil Mack, will be back in the 716 on game day. A standout on defense during his time with the Bulls, the linebacker has also made a name for himself while in the NFL. Containing Mack, who was a difference-maker in last season's Bills-Raiders matchup, will be key for Buffalo.

3. Defend our dirt

Defending the team's home turf has been the mission all season and so far, the Bills have been successful. Going for four straight, Buffalo will do what it takes to stay perfect at New Era Field.

2. Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie!

In honor of his memory and his contributions to the game, Bills iconic running back Cookie Gilchrist will officially be inducted as the 31st member of the Bills Wall of Fame during halftime. One of the most prolific ball carriers in team history, Gilchrist helped pave the way for the Bills during the AFL years.

1. An unforgettable pregame ceremony

In a pregame ceremony for the ages, the Bills will honor the heroic men and women who make a difference in the Western New York Community each day. Welcoming a group of first responders onto the field prior to kickoff, the Bills will celebrate their accomplishments and thank them for their service. The ceremony will also include a special tribute to Buffalo fallen Officer Craig Lehner, who worked tirelessly to ensure our safety. 

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