The 2020 NFL schedule has been released and the Buffalo Bills have landed four prime-time games for their season. After a successful offseason and coming off a playoff berth for the second time in three years, this team is viewed as a potential top team in the AFC and arguably the NFL. Here is the breakdown of all seventeen games:
Week 1: Bills vs Jets (1 P.M.)
The Bills start off 2020 at home where they host Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Last season, the Jets beat the Bills in Week 17…well the Bills backups by seven points. The newly revamped Bills get an AFC East opponent in the opening week.
Week 2: Bills at Dolphins (1 P.M.)
The first potential look at Tua Tagovailoa, the Bills travel down to Miami in the super hot weather to take on the rebuilding Dolphins. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 37-20 down in Miami and have beaten them three out of the last four meetings. Time for Tua to be properly introduced to this Bills defense.
Week 3: Bills vs Rams (1 P.M.)
The first out of conference game for the Bills. The Los Angeles Rams come to the east coast for a matchup with the Bills. Jalen Ramsey should be properly welcomed into Orchard Park once again after his comments about Josh Allen in 2018. The Bills defeated the Rams in 2016, by a score of 30-19. This should be a fun Bills offense vs Rams defense game.
Week 4: Bills at Raiders (4:25 PM)
The Bills will be the fourth opponent for the newly Las Vegas Raiders. These two teams met in 2017 where the Bills defense took over in the second half and Buffalo came out victorious 34-14. The Raiders are a team that you absolutely cannot underestimate and the Bills will be put to the test through four quarters.
Week 5: Bills at Titans (1 P.M.)
Four the fourth consecutive season, the Bills will take on the Tennessee Titans. These games are always a defensive showdown. The Bills have defeated the Titans the last three times and will be looking to make four straight wins. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, whoever makes the first mistake on defense will come up short. Get ready for another low-scoring affair.
Week 6: Bills vs Chiefs (Thursday Night Football, 8:20PM)
The first primetime game for the Bills of 2020. The Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs come to town for a Thursday night battle against the Bills. Both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have two of the strongest arms in the league, the Chiefs have the best lethal offense and the Bills have a top defensive unit. Oh yes, this should be fun one to watch.
Week 7: Bills at Jets (1 P.M.)
After meeting on opening Sunday, the Bills travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets in the season series. These two teams met in MetLife in Week 1, with the Bills overcoming a 16-0 deficit to win 17-16. This should be the last time these two teams meet each other in the 2020 season.
Week 8: Bills vs Patriots (1 P.M.)
The first time where the Bills host a Tom Brady-less New England team. The last time the Bills defeated the Patriots in Orchard Park was in 2011. Will that change this year? No matter what though, the Bills still have to face Bill Belichick who is a coaching genius. To be the best, you have to beat the best and that is what the Patriots are. Get ready for an intense game Bills Mafia.
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Week 9: Bills vs Seahawks (1 P.M.)
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks come to what could be a chilly day in Buffalo. With the rumors of Marshawn Lynch potentially joining the Seahawks for 2020, it would be his first game against the Bills in Buffalo since his tenure with the Bills. A top team in the NFC vs an on-the-rise AFC team is a matchup to tune in for.
Week 10: Bills at Cardinals (4:05 P.M.)
The Bills head west to the desert to take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. After a promising rookie season, the Cardinals seem to have their franchise guy, whois led by Kliff Kingsbury. The Bills have defeated the Cardinals in their last two meetings (2012 and 2016). Another test for the Bills against a spoiler team in Arizona.
Week 11: Bye Week
Week 12: Bills vs Chargers (1 P.M.)
We promise that Nathan Peterman will not be the quarterback for this game. The Bills are back at home after their bye week to host the Los Angeles Chargers. Assuming that Justin Herbert does not play, the starter is projected to be former Bills’ quarterback Tyrod Taylor. It will be Taylor’s first game back in Buffalo since he was traded in 2018. Two defensive teams with intriguing offenses’ is a must-see game.
Week 13: Bills at 49ers (Monday Night Football, 8:15 PM)
Oh boy. Two top defensive units go at on Monday night in the Bay. The Bills travel to San Francisco for a date with 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo might struggle against the Bills defense. Allen might struggle against the 49ers. This game could very well become a low-scoring game in a surprising finish. Get ready for a late night Bills fans.
Week 14: Bills vs Steelers (Sunday Night Football, 8:20 PM)
A rematch of last years’ Week 15 Sunday night game, only this time it takes place in Orchard Park. The Bills defeated the Steelers in Heinz Field to clinch a playoff berth last season, and we could see another scenario where something like that could happen again. Ben Roethlisberger should be back in action so the Bills may get the best version of Pittsburgh in an exciting matchup.
Week 15: Bills at Broncos (Time TBD)
This one is going to be a cold game. Denver has a rising young quarterback and a stellar defense. What a coincidence, so do the Bills. Buffalo defeated the Broncos 20-3 in 2019 where the Bills completely took over the game from the start. This game could become a playoff clinching matchup for either team, or maybe even both. I’m sure Jim Kelly and John Elway will have some fun talking about this game.
Week 16: Bills at Patriots (Monday Night Football, 8:15 PM)
The final primetime game for the Bills in 2020 ends in Foxboro where the Bills yet again head to New England late in December. The last time these two teams met on primetime, the Patriots completely blew out the Bills 56-10, in 2007. The Bills will be looking to avoid that kind of game. The first time in 20 years, the Bills travel to New England who will not have Brady.
Week 17: Bills vs Dolphins (1 P.M.)
The Bills will end their regular season at home to host non-other than the Dolphins. With Miami coming to Buffalo in the cold weather, the Bills will have the advantage. Tua gets to experience the cold and frigid weather of Western New York and it cannot get any better. The last time these two met in Week 17 was in 2018, where Allen took over the game and the Bills ended up crushing the Dolphins 42-17.