5. There’s no place like home for the holidays
The Bills are back at New Era Field this weekend for their second of three home games this December. Joining fans in attending the matchup, is former Bills cornerback Nate Clements. The Bills Legend will make his way back to his old stomping grounds as he Leads the Charge and welcomes the Bills to the field prior to kickoff. An important piece in Buffalo’s defensive scheme from 2001-06, Clements is excited to come back to the place he once called home.
4. Red on red
When they take the field tomorrow, the Bills will be rocking an all red uniform for the first time since Week 14 last year. With no snow, or better yet, a blizzard in the forecast this time around, fans will actually be able to see the color rush-inspired look.
3. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Fans coming to New Era Field this weekend are in for an extra dose of holiday cheer. The Billevard, located on Abbott Road between Pepsi Gate 3 and Tim Hortons Gate 5, will be decked out with themed decorations and activities. From holiday carolers to a giant snow globe photo opportunity and mechanical reindeer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The festivities will continue in the Fan Zone, which is in the ADPRO Sports Training Center, where Bills faithful can get a picture taken with Santa Claus and can hang out with live reindeer (outside of the Fan Zone near the WGR tent)!
2. Deck the halls with…yards a plenty
Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen has been a force on offense since returning to the starting lineup. Making moves through the air and with his feet, Allen has already achieved several franchise and NFL records. The first player in the league to throw for 200 or more yards and rush for 100-plus yards in consecutive games, the newcomer has literally hit the ground running and is just getting started. If Allen tallies 95 yards rushing on Sunday, he’ll become the first Bills since Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas to do so in four straight games.
1. The gift that keeps on giving
While a bunch of scrooges when it comes to their competition, the Bills defense has been a gift all season. Still in possession of the league’s top spot when it comes to total yards per game and in passing defense, Leslie Frazier’s unit has made it difficult for opposing offenses in 2018. If the Bills ‘D’ can hold the Lions to 170 yards or less of passing for the sixth consecutive game, then they’ll hold the NFL’s longest streak since 2012.