5. The "Comeback" kid returns
Although he now lives in Florida, Bills all-time scoring leader, and longtime kicker, Steve Christie will once again make his way to New Era Field this weekend to watch Buffalo take on Miami. Known by Bills and NFL fans of all generations for his critical role in the celebrated 1993 “Comeback Game” against the Oilers, Christie expressed his excitement for returning to his roots.
“We were just up there for Legends Weekend, so that was nice to see everybody, but I always love watching the Bills play Miami,” he said. “Because back in the day, when I was there, it was a real [big] rivalry back when [it] was Jim Kelly versus Dan Marino back in that era…From then on, it’s always been, for me, a rivalry.”
Christie’s game day experience will be kicked up a notch this time around, as he will take the field pregame to recite Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy’s infamous question: “Where else would you rather be, than right here, right now?”
Christie won’t be the only former Bills player in attendance at the game, however. Kraig Urbik, who was with the Bills from 2010-15 and with the Dolphins in 2016, will also be there to support Buffalo. Fans can visit Urbik on the Legends stage, located near Tim Hortons Gate 5 and M&T Bank 6, where he will sign autographs from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
As the Bills prepare to play on the road against the Miami Dolphins, scroll through to view photos from previous matchups between the two opponents.
4. A colorful cause for celebration
As part of the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” initiative, the Buffalo Bills have teamed up with Great Lakes Cancer Care to host unforgettable events during the month of October to honor cancer survivors, their family members and caregivers, and to increase awareness for early detection and screening. The celebration will continue game day when the Bills welcome survivors and patients to the field for a one-of-a-kind halftime ceremony. The group will be cheered on by thousands of Bills fans while they are recognized for their strength and perseverance. There will also be four large –and very special – ribbons on the field, each of which was signed by hundreds of individuals, including Bills players, to showcase their support for those affected by the disease.
Additionally, the ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach will be available to fans prior to kickoff on the Billevard. For more information on game day, click here.
Scroll through to see photos as Bills players teamed up with Great Lakes Cancer Care to host a Family Fun Night in the ADPRO Sports Training Center for families affected by pediatric cancer and chronic illness as part of the NFL's Crucial Catch initiative.
3. Frank finding his way to the history books
It’s no secret that Bills running back Frank Gore has put together a Canton-worthy career during his 15 years in the league. Achieving numerous accolades, the veteran is on pace to reach a few more milestones this season. With just two touchdowns, Gore will become only the 25th player in NFL history to record 100 or more. He’s also just 189 yards shy from surpassing Barry Sanders for third place on the list for most yards rushing. One of the greats of his era, Gore still gives it his all each time his name is called. Located in this week’s Game Day program, is a collectible poster of Gore that fans can take home (limited quantity available).
2. Makin’ waves
Through five games, the Bills defensive unit has been nothing short of impressive, garnering attention from national media, as well as their opposition. In fact, if the Bills “D” limits Miami to 22 points or less, they’ll have the fewest points allowed through the season’s first six games since 1993. Stout and determined, Leslie Frazier’s squad has also limited their competition to under 400 yards for 17 straight games. With an AFC East rival in town, bringing with them several familiar faces, such as Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick O’Leary and Deon Lacey, the defense will look to turn up the heat against their South Florida foe.
1. Squish the fish
Back from the bye, the Bills are eager to play at home for the best fans in the NFL. With a victory this Sunday, head coach Sean McDermott’s team will advance to 5-1 for the first time since 2008, defeating their second division opponent in the process.