Tomorrow night the wait is over as the Bills 2013 schedule will be announced at 8 p.m. Who the team will open against is anybody’s guess, but we’ve seen some trends in Bills fans’ schedule predictions as they try their hand at our Schedule Maker Challenge.
About 58% of fans say the Bills will open against an AFC East rival, half of whom think that rival will be the Miami Dolphins. Since 1970, the Bills have faced a divisional opponent about half of the time, most frequently the Jets. They’ve opened against the Dolphins 8 times.
Fans might be on to something with 67% predicting the Bills to end their 2013 season against an AFC East opponent. The team has had a perfect 3-for-3 to close against division foes since 2010.
In only 4 seasons have the Bills opened and closed against the same opponent: Miami in 1977, Indianapolis in 1999, New England in 2003, and the New York Jets in 2012.
The most popular fan picks for the Bills bye week are weeks 9,10, and 11, out of the potential 8 choices allotted by the NFL between weeks 4 and 11.The most frequent times the Bills have had a bye are weeks 6 and 9, with 4 times each.
The Schedule Maker Challenge contest ends Wednesday at midnight, the day before the schedule comes out, so make sure you get your predicts in NOW to have a chance at winning 2 season tickets and a night’s stay at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. We bet you can’t guess them all!
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