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Top 5 reasons why the Bills 2019 home opener will be one for the books

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5. Bills Legends in the building

Finally, after two straight weeks on the road, the Bills will make their return to New Era Field on Sunday. Coming home to a sold-out crowd, the Bills will also be greeted by a group of Bills Legends. Back to their old stomping grounds, Stevie Johnson, Marcus Easley, Ron Brooks and Donald Jones, will help cheer on Buffalo as the team looks to extend their record to 3-0. Fans can stop by Labatt Scoreboard Square to see Easley, Brooks and Jones on the Legends Stage, near Tim Hortons Gate 5 and M&T Bank 6, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

As the Bills prepare to play at home against the Cincinnati Bengals, scroll through to view photos from previous matchups between the two opponents.

4. A “smashing” good time

With the boys back in town, there will be plenty of pregame festivities available for fans to enjoy. Those visiting the Billevard, will be excited to see some of their game day favorites back in action, as well as some new attractions to try. Getting in on the fun, New Era Cap will offer fans a chance to smash a Cincinnati Bengals-themed car with a hammer. Through the “Bengal Bash,” each participant will be given three swings. To see a full list of what’s available on the Billevard and in the Fan Zone, visit here.

3. A celebratory jackpot

In honor of the NFL’s 100th and the Bills 60th seasons, the Buffalo Bills Foundation is getting in the celebratory spirit with a special 50-50 raffle. With a guaranteed $160,000 jackpot, the fan with the winning ticket will take home $80,000 or 50% of the net proceeds (whichever is higher)! The remaining funding will support the foundation and in turn, youth health and wellness initiatives throughout the Western New York area. Bills faithful can take advantage of special ticket pricing of 100 tickets for $20! Stop by any of the 10 kiosks in the stadium to purchase your tickets (U.S. cash only).

3. Hausch-Money kicks for an adorable cause

For animal lovers everywhere, Buffalo’s Week 3 matchup will take on extra meaning. Not only is it the start of a two-game stretch at the team’s turf, it’ll mark the first opportunity for veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka to make kicks for a good cause! Through the “Hauschpups” program, each time Hauschka completes a field goal at New Era Field, he and his wife Lindsey will pay the adoption fee for a dog at the SPCA Serving Erie County. Here’s to hoping he’s right on the money.

2. Who let the dogs out?

Speaking of dogs…

The Bills will be putting on an unforgettable halftime show this weekend. Extreme Dogs – a spectacular dog show filled with jumps, races, frisbee tricks and more – is making its way to Orchard Park to demonstrate their skills and steal your hearts in the process. Featuring a lovable mix of rescue dogs, this performance is sure to impress. Stick around at the half to see Extreme Dogs make their New Era Field debut.

1. #PanchoPower

The Bills will honor one of their beloved superfans Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro on Sunday. In a heartwarming pregame ceremony, the Bills will invite Castro’s mother, longtime girlfriend and two children to the field to celebrate the lasting impact he made on communities across the country. Standing with his family, will be 100 kids that received a backpack filled with school supplies from The Teacher’s Desk due to Castro’s selfless wish for fans to donate the items instead of flowers. Make sure to get through the gates early so you don’t miss the ceremony, Bills fans.

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