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BDC 10/28: Game to be televised locally

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 28, 2011 – 8:41 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins game this Sunday at 4:05 p.m. at Rogers Centre will be televised locally and across Western and Upstate New York on Buffalo Bills television affiliates.  The Bills-Redskins game is the fourth regular season game and sixth game overall of the Bills Toronto Series. The first regular season game was in 2008 when the Bills hosted the Miami Dolphins.  In 2009, the Bills faced the New York Jets at Rogers Centre.  The Bills-Bears matchup in 2010 marked the third regular season Bills Toronto Series game played in Canada.  The Bills also played preseason matchups against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008 and Indianapolis Colts in 2010 in Toronto.  In addition, based on the local forecast, the roof of the Rogers Centre will be closed for the game.

— The Buffalo Bills take on the Washington Redskins at 4:05 p.m. on October 30, 2011, but the party starts well before that with the Budweiser Tailgate, featuring a special performance by Juno award-winning Canadian rockers Finger Eleven The Budweiser Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. on game day and provides an experience that stretches from east to west, north to south in the area surrounding Rogers Centre.  The Budweiser Big Rig will be on site along with the Bud Girls, great music, tailgate-style food, prizes, giveaways and interactive elements including the Bills Toronto Series mechanical buffalo. Special appearances by the Buffalo Jills, Bills Alumni and Billy Buffalo will also help bring the spirit of a Bills tailgate to Rogers Centre.

TODAY’S PRACTICE
Friday, October 28
Practice: 11:00 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:00 – 11:20 AM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Bills have legit Pro Bowl candidates

Buffalo News – No details yet, but Bills lease is key priority

Buffalo News – Bills’ Jackson, ‘Skins’ Fletcher share bond

Buffalo News – Nix says Williams not a candidate for injured reserve

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills deal with injuries to defense

Associated Press – Bills QB Fitzpatrick hopes new deal ‘weeks’ away

Olean Times Herald – For Bills, don’t call Toronto a home game

Toronto Sun – Buddy Nix unplugged

Toronto Star – Bills’ Fred Jackson testament to perseverance

Toronto Star – Bills receiver won’t let go of ‘Baby’ just yet

Globe and Mail – Fred Jackson: From Division III to top rank

Fredericksburg Freelance – Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Takes Roundabout Route To NFL Success

Washington Times – Takes a look back at the NFL’s forays into playing games across the border

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
NFL.com
Week 8: Redskins vs. Bills Preview
Playbook: Redskins vs. Bills 1

Sporting News – Troy Aikman talks about the NFL’s international strategy and this week’s game

The Score
Stevie Johnson talks with Renee Paquette at Monday’s New Era event
CJ Spiller talks with Renee Paquette at Monday’s New Era event

Sportsnet
George Wilson talks about the Bills in-studio
Stevie Johnson talks about the Bills in-studio

Woodbine – George Wilson from his appearance at WEGZ Sports Bar on Tuesday

NFL.com (Audio, interview starts at 29-minute mark) – Fred Jackson talks to Dave Dameshek on his NFL podcast

Fan 590
Buddy Nix talks with Bob McCown about Bills in Toronto and contract situations for the team’s key guys
Booker Edgerson talks with Eric Smith about his expectations for the game at
Rogers Centre; praises Mr. Wilson and Russ Brandon for their work with alumni

Drayton Florence previews Sunday’s game with Jeff Blair

TSN Radio – Bruce Smith talks about the benefits of the Bills Toronto Series

BuffaloBills.com – Bills Focus: Testing Buffalo’s Tackles

WGR – Five Miss Bills Practice, But Two Improving

WIVB – Bills kick return game lacking

WGRZ – Bills Look to Replace Merriman, Fix Pass Rush

YNN – Playing under Rogers Centre roof may help Bills’ offense

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills on the Radio, Fletcher limited Thursday, First flakes put Bills rooks in a panic, Roof to be closed Sunday, Bills weapons want to stay put, Pro Bowl names similar, Gailey-Shanahan mutual respect, Nicknames not on Chan’s mind

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Bills are winless in Toronto
AFC East Week 8 X factors
Morning take: Kyle Williams done?

NFL.com – Bills NT Williams to sit a few more games before IR decision

Pro Football Talk – Bills Pro Bowler Kyle Williams’ season could be in doubt

Pro Football Weekly – Spiller getting on the field as a receiver

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
October 28, 1959 — BUFFALO GRANTED AFL FRANCHISE
The American Football League granted its seventh franchise to Buffalo with Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. as principal owner.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On what he thinks of the Redskins defense:
They’re not blitzing as much as first and second down. They’re doing a good of coming after you on third down and doing a lot of blitzing in the red zone.  They’re the second best third-down team in the league.  They’ve got guys that can come off the edge and they’re strong in the middle. London’s (Fletcher) playing very well for them. He’s doing a lot of things for them and playing well.  They’re scheme makes you work.  They don’t give you anything. You’ve got to work for everything you get. I think it’s going to be a great challenge for us, it really will be.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The view outside Toronto’s Rogers Centre.


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