Orchard Park (WKBW/Bills Release) The Buffalo Bills today announced the team’s 2013 schedule.
Buffalo will open their 2013 regular season schedule at home against the New England Patriots on Kickoff Weekend. The Bills will play one primetime game in 2013, at the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, October 3rd. Buffalo will host the Atlanta Falcons in Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Sunday, December 1st at 4:05 PM.
2013 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Sunday, Sept. 8
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Sunday, Sept. 15
Sunday, Sept. 22
at New York Jets
Sunday, Sept. 29
Thursday, Oct. 3
at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Oct. 13
Sunday, Oct. 20
at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, Oct. 27
at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, Nov. 3
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Sunday, Nov. 10
at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, Nov. 17
NEW YORK JETS
Sunday, Dec. 1
ATLANTA FALCONS (TORONTO)
Sunday, Dec. 8
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Dec. 15
at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, Dec. 22
Sunday, Dec. 29
at New England Patriots
Below is a list of highlights for the 2013 home schedule:
New England: 41-63-1 All-Time Record (22-29-1 At Home)
The Bills will open their 2013 regular season schedule at home against the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00 PM. Buffalo and New England will meet for the ninth time on Kickoff Weekend with the Bills and Patriots an even 4-4 in their previous eight Week One match-ups.
Carolina: 4-1 All-Time Record (2-1 At Home)
Buffalo will host Carolina in Week Two of the 2013 regular season – marking the first time since 2000 the Bills will open the season at home the first two weeks. The two teams have met in five previous regular season games, with Buffalo holding a 4-1 advantage.
Baltimore: 2-3 All-Time Record (1-0 At Home)
Buffalo will host the Baltimore Ravens for the second time in regular season series history on Sunday, September 29th at 1:00 PM. The Bills defeated the Ravens 19-14 in Baltimore’s first visit to Ralph Wilson Stadium (10/21/07).
Cincinnati: 15-10 All-Time Record (9-3 At Home)
Buffalo will look to extend their current six-game home winning streak against Cincinnati when the Bengals travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 PM. The Bills have won 10 of their previous 11 contests against the Bengals.
Kansas City: 23-17-1 All-Time Record (12-5-1 At Home)
The Bills and Chiefs will meet for the sixth consecutive year as Kansas City will travel to Buffalo for the second straight season. Buffalo has won five of their previous six match-ups against the Chiefs.
NY Jets: 54-50 All-Time Record (29-23 At Home)
Buffalo will look to earn their 30th home win against the New York Jets on Sunday, November 17th. The Bills defeated the Jets 28-9 last year at Ralph Wilson Stadium and will aim for back-to-back home wins against New York for the first time since 2004-05.
Atlanta: 4-6 All-Time Record (3-2 At Home)
Buffalo will host the Atlanta Falcons in Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Sunday, December 1st. The Bills have defeated the Falcons three times in their five previous home contests.
Miami: 37-56-1 All-Time Record (22-25 At Home)
The Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in their 2013 regular season home finale on Sunday, December 22nd.
Below is a list of highlights for the 2013 road schedule:
NY Jets: 54-50 All-Time Record (25-27 On the Road)
Buffalo will make their first road trip in 2013 to New York and face the Jets in Week Three on Sunday, September 22nd at 4:25 PM.
Cleveland: 7-10 All-Time Record (4-5 On the Road)
The Bills will travel to Cleveland to face the Browns in a primetime contest on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:25 PM. The two teams will meet for the second straight season with the road trip marking Buffalo’s shortest of the 2013 campaign. Buffalo has defeated Cleveland in each of their previous two meetings and three of the last four games at Cleveland. Buffalo and Cleveland have split their two previous primetime games – both on Monday Night Football: December 2, 1995 (W 22-19 at Cleveland) and November, 17, 2008 (L 27-29 in Buffalo).
Miami: 37-56-1 All-Time Record (15-31-1 On the Road)
The Bills and Dolphins will continue a regular season series that began in 1966 on Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 PM. Miami holds a 31-15-1 advantage in home games vs. Buffalo.
New Orleans: 4-5 All-Time Record (3-2 On the Road)
The Bills and Saints will meet for the 10th time in regular season series history as Buffalo will look to snap a three-game losing streak against New Orleans.
Pittsburgh: 8-12 All-Time Record (1-7 On the Road)
Buffalo and Pittsburgh will meet for the 21st time in the regular season on Sunday, November 10th at 1:00 PM.
Tampa Bay: 3-6 All-Time Record (2-6 On the Road)
Buffalo will travel to face the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay for the first time since 2005 (L, 3-19). The Bills defeated the Buccaneers in their last regular season meeting 33-20 on September 20, 2009 in Buffalo.
Jacksonville: 6-5 All-Time Record (3-2 On the Road)
The Bills and Jaguars will meet for the second straight year following Buffalo’s 34-18 win at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 2, 2012.
New England: 41-63-1 All-Time Record (19-34 On the Road)
Buffalo and New England will face off in the 2013 regular season finale on Sunday, December 29th. The Bills will look for the first win against the Patriots on the road since the 2000 season (11/5, 16-13). The two teams have ended the regular season against each other four previous times (1964, 1982, 2003 and 2008).
*NFL TO CONTINUE “FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING”: The NFL this season will continue to use a primetime “flexible scheduling” element on Sundays in Weeks 11-16 with an open game for Week 17. The 2013 NFL schedule lists start times for all Sunday games during the “flex” weeks as 1:00 PM ET, except for games played in the Mountain or Pacific Time zones, which will be listed at 4:05 PM ET or 4:15 PM ET. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. The NFL will have additional flexibility to move the start times of games on Sundays, using a 12-day notice format. For example, a game scheduled for Sunday, November 24 could move from a 1:00 PM ET kickoff to an 8:30 PM start, but the change would be made and announced no later than Tuesday, November 12. In Week 17, in order to ensure a Sunday night game with playoff implications, the decision to move the start time may be made on six days notice.
2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Sunday, Aug. 11
at Indianapolis Colts
Friday, Aug. 16
Saturday, Aug. 24
at Washington Redskins
Thursday, Aug. 29