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Bills open season Sept. 7 at Chicago; no Thanksgiving game on schedule


The Buffalo Bills don't have to worry about altering their Thanksgiving plans this year.

The team does not have a holiday trip scheduled to face the Detroit Lions, as was considered a strong possibility before the 2014 schedule leaked out tonight.

Instead, the Bills schedule shapes up like this:

Week 1: at Chicago, 1 p.m. Sept. 7.
Week 2: Miami, 1 p.m. Sept. 14.
Week 3: San Diego, 1 p.m. Sept 21.
Week 4: at Houston, 1 p.m. Sept. 28.
Week 5: at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oct. 5.
Week 6: New England, 1 p.m. Oct. 12.
Week 7: Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oct. 19
Week 8: at New York Jets, 1 p.m. Oct. 26
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Kansas City, 1 p.m. Nov. 9.
Week 11: at Miami, 8:25 p.m. Nov. 13.
Week 12: New York Jets, 1 p.m. Nov. 23.
Week 13: Cleveland, 1 p.m. Nov. 30.
Week 14: at Denver, 4:05 p.m, Dec. 7.
Week 15: Green Bay, 1 p.m. Dec. 14.
Week 16: at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Dec. 21.
Week 17: at New England, 1 p.m. Dec. 28.

  • Mr.Niagara Falls

    another wonderful 6-10 season...go Bills.

    • Danny

      I'm thinking at BEST...3-13. go bilzz......

  • John Baker

    This is the best schedule we've have in years, simply because we aren't playing 9 road games anymore.

    • jim

      7-9 then instead of 6-10?

  • jim

    They won't have to worry about altering their Christmas or New Year's plans as usual either.

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Vic Carucci returned to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter in September. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining as a columnist in 1999. Prior to rejoining The News, he spent three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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