As we covered in our comparison of Buffalo’s schedule to their AFC East rivals, the Bills have the benefit of their three west coast trips each being spaced out evenly through their 2016 schedule. There’s a month that lies between their games at Los Angeles in Week 5, their Monday night game at Seattle in Week 9 and their Week 13 game at Oakland. Bills head coach Rex Ryan was pleased with the time between those long road trips and intends to keep his players on east coast time for those weekends.
“Sometimes teams want two west coast games together. I don’t like doing that,” said Ryan on the John Murphy Show Thursday night. “The Seattle one on a Monday night is followed by a bye. I think that’s a good thing. It’s tough to travel all the way out there. It’s tough for them to travel all the way here. I think the more we’ve studied it, the more we think we’ll treat it like a normal game and travel out there and stay on east coast time and we’ll go out and play them. We think that’s the best way to do it.”
The Patriots three longest trips (at Ariz., at SF, at Den.) are all spread out in similar fashion with at least a month between all of them. The Jets only have two west coast trips and a Kansas City trip and they too are spread out much the same. The Dolphins however, have back to back west coast trips in Week 10 and 11 when they’re at San Diego and at Los Angeles.
It’ll be interesting to see if Miami chooses to stay out on the west coast the entire week instead of traveling back and forth in the span of five or six days.
Tags: 2016 Bills schedule, Rex Ryan
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