ORCHARD PARK, NY ( Business First ) The Buffalo Bills will do something they haven't done at their home stadium in 25 years on Sunday, Nov. 6 when they host the New York Jets.
The team will be decked out in their white jerseys marking the first time since Oct. 19, 1986 when the Bills hosted the Indianapolis Colts that they have worn their white jerseys at Ralph Wilson Stadium (known then as Rich Stadium).
With no Bills "throwback" uniform game during the 2011 season, this Sunday's game gives the Bills the opportunity to wear their white jersey in front of the home crowd.
Officials said the Bills will wear their royal blue jerseys during the next two road games at Dallas and Miami, respectively.
During Sunday's game featuring the 5-2 Bills against the 4-3 Jets, area military members will be recognized in honor of Veteran's Day. Wounded warriors and local military members, who participated in the unveiling of the team's new uniforms this year, will be in attendance to present the game ball. All branches of the military will be recognized on field during pregame, and the Army National Guard will conduct a pre-game enlistment ceremony.
Also, there will be a special pregame tribute video to honor Bills Wall of Fame center Kent Hull who recently passed away at the age of 50.
The game is sold out and will be televised in the Buffalo and nearby Upstate New York markets.
The Bills also note, by the way the Bills won that game back against the Colts a quarter-century ago, 24-13, in what was Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's first victory over an AFC East team.