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Top 5 reasons why the Bills will circle the wagons Week 9


5. BRUUUUCE is back

With the Bills hosting the Redskins this weekend at New Era Field, it's only fitting that a certain NFL Legend be in attendance – one that played for both teams and solidified his place in the books in the process. Bruce Smith, the league's all-time sack leader, will return to his old stomping grounds as the "Legend of the Game" on Sunday, where he will root for the Bills as they look to advance to 6-2. A mainstay on Buffalo's defensive line for 15 seasons, Smith instilled fear in opposing quarterbacks, week after week before closing out his Hall of Fame career in Washington. Defying the odds, Smith recorded a remarkable 200-career sacks, 1,224 tackles and 43 forced fumbles. Get ready to belt out your best "BRUUUUUUCE," Bills fans.

4. Buffalo's own "Singing Cops" in the building

Bills faithful is in for something extra special on Sunday when Buffalo's very own musical duo Mike Norwood and Moe Badger take the field. The talented pair, known as the "Singing Cops," made national headlines for their impressive voices after a video of them performing went viral last spring. The Buffalo City police officers even appeared on "The Ellen Show" and the CBS Evening News! Coming to the game to sing the national anthem, Norwood and Badger, who are both diehard fans, will be right at home.

3. 2 greats, 1 game

When the Bills and Redskins meet in Orchard Park, they will make history. With NFL greats Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson lining their respective backfields, the matchup will feature two players with 13,500+ yards rushing in the same game for the first time EVER. A rare and extraordinary sight, the veteran ball carriers will aim to do what they do best – make plays.

2. Not on their watch

The Bills defense has made it difficult for Buffalo's competition all season long, especially when it comes to passing. In fact, the unit has allowed just 41 passing touchdowns since 2017, which is the fewest in the league. A stingy bunch, the Bills "D," featuring the likes of "takeaway Tre'," who has the second best defender passer rating in the NFL, has limited QBs to just 183.8 yards per game since the beginning of last season. With rookie signal caller Dwayne Haskins under center for Washington, making his first career start, Buffalo's defense will be prepared to be disruptive.

1. Circle. The. Wagons.

The Bills and Redskins haven't played one another at New Era Field since 2003 and Sean McDermott's team is looking to bounce back, securing their sixth win of the season. Home for the third week in a row, the Bills will have the best fans in the NFL to cheer them on as they circle the wagons.

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