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BENRUS Best Dressed – Chris Hogan

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 29, 2015 – 2:12 pm

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand.

Wide Receiver Chris Hogan was seen wearing a stylish sport coat, blue jeans and grey Nikes. A perfect outfit for a preseason game!

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Hogan received the sophisticated, yet stylish BENRUS Bivouac Backpack.  The BENRUS elite bag collection, watches and accessories are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Take a Butter Sculpture selfie and win

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 26, 2015 – 2:42 pm

Your NYS Fair Butter Sculpture Selfie Could Win the Ultimate Buffalo Bills Fan Weekend Package!

The Annual Butter Sculpture is one of the New York State Fair’s most popular photo opportunities – and now, your picture could get you exclusive access to a Buffalo Bills practice, club tickets and more.

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Here is how: Visit the Dairy Building at the New York State Fair. Snap a “selfie” of you in front of the butter sculpture, holding your cup of milk from the Rainbow Milk Bar, tag it #givemilktoo and post it to Instagram. One grand prize winner will win an ultimate Buffalo Bills Fan Weekend Package:

  • An overnight stay in downtown Buffalo
  • 4 club tickets to the December 6th game
  • The opportunity to attend a Bills practice

Learn more at http://bit.ly/givemilktoo and be sure to follow @AmericanDairy on Instagram.

What is #givemilktoo? Milk is one of the top requested foods from clients at Feeding America food pantries, but most families only receive about one gallon per year. To help provide more milk to families who depend on these facilities, fairgoers are being asked to donate a quarter for every cup of milk they purchase at the popular Rainbow Milk Bar, or to Get One and Give One Too. Join our partner American Dairy Association and Dairy Council in its effort to help provide milk to families in need.


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BENRUS Best Dressed – Tyrod Taylor

Posted by Buffalo Bills on August 19, 2015 – 3:33 pm

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand.  QB Tyrod Taylor stuck out from the rest boarding the plane to Cleveland, sporting his always unique style complete with a dotted button-up, gray pants, and accessories from head to toe. He was only missing one thing – a watch.

“This is great,” he said. “Didn’t bring a watch today and this goes well with my outfit so I’ll put it right on.”

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Taylor received the simplistic, yet stylish BENRUS Infantry Watch.  BENRUS watches, apparel and accessories are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

Check out more photos of Bills players boarding for Cleveland.

 

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Ellicott Development selects Season Ticket winner

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 7, 2015 – 10:02 am

Ellicott Hospitality, a division of Ellicott Development, the official Hotel partner of the Buffalo Bills ran a contest to give away four Jim Kelly Club season tickets to the 2015 season.  With such an incredible prize, the response from fans was overwhelming.  Over 40,000 people entered to win these tickets.

The lucky winner was Jill Adams from Amherst. “One out of 41,000 is pretty awesome” said Carl Paladino, Chairman and founder of the Ellicott Development Company who was on hand at one of his properties, the Fairmont to present Jill with her tickets.  “I think she should go to the casino.”

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The tickets were presented to Jill on the roof of The Fairmont overlooking the city of Buffalo, a tie into Ellicott’s campaign #thisisbuffalo.  The Fairmont is a multi-use property on Scott Street in downtown Buffalo near the waterfront and Cobblestone district.  Constructed in 1920, the eightstory structure was originally built for The Fairmont Creamery as a cold storage.  The building has gone through a drastic transformation from vacant industrial space into a mix of office, apartments, retail space and a restaurant.  For more about The Fairmont, click here.

Paladino talked about the city of Buffalo that his company has helped develop since founded Ellicott Development in 1973. “People in the city are thrilled.  Thank God for Mr. Pegula.  We spent 25 years worrying about what was going to happen if something happened to Ralph and now all of a sudden a miracle came upon us.”

With all that’s happening in the city and on the field, Jill is thrilled to be attending every game this upcoming season. “I was so excited when I found out I won.  I couldn’t even believe it.”  She’s deciding who will attend the games with her, now that she’s a four-seat season ticket member.  She brought her twin sister, brother and boyfriend with her to accept the tickets who will be fighting with her mom and brother-in-law to attend games with her.

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“Thank you so much to Ellicott Development.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, I’m so thankful and grateful.”  To find out about more contests, sign up for our email list.


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BENRUS grand opening celebration

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 2, 2015 – 8:53 am

The official timepiece of the Bills, BENRUS is having a grand opening celebration in Rochester.  If you’re in Rochester or coming out to Training Camp, stop by the new store.  There will be contest giveaways, autograph signing with the Buffalo Bills, a DJ, ribbon cutting, and a complimentary gift to the first 25 guests.
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Buffalo Bills K Jordan Gay, S Corey Graham, WR Robert Woods and S Aaron Williams will be in attendance signing autographs.
Check out benrus.com for more product information.

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Terry & Kim Pegula participate in “Business of Sports” panel

Posted by buffalobills.com on July 30, 2015 – 4:17 pm

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Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula took part in the Business First power breakfast panel on the “Business of Sports” Thursday at Buffalo River Works. They were joined on the panel by Delaware North chairman and Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, Buffalo Bisons owners Bob and Mindy Rich and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

 

When Mr. Pegula was introduced to the crowd he was called “the closest thing we have to a super hero in this community.”  The panel discussed some of the challenges they face, how the sports business is different than other businesses they own and why they got into sports. “It was an easy decision,” said Kim Pegula. “We plan on having the teams for a long time.”

 

“Our mission, I believe, is to help foster and improve the quality of life here through these sports teams.” Terry Pegula said.

 

He was also asked about a new stadium.  “We’re in no hurry.  We’ve realized if that work was just done how foolish would you look if you started looking around at a new stadium if we just renovated the one we have.  We have time.  We have an existing lease in the current stadium.”

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Regarding the question of naming rights, Pegula added “Ralph Wilson owned the Bills for so long and his name on the stadium to me is a special thing. “

 

With the stability of Pegula ownership of the Bills and Sabres, and long-time Rich ownership of the Buffalo Bisons, Bob Rich said “Buffalo has never been in better shape as far as professional sports are concerned.”


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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Scramble Event

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 25, 2015 – 4:54 pm

If you are looking to network I highly recommend attending an upcoming “Scramble” Event. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership held the first one of the year on Tuesday, February 25,  which is designed to make networking easy.

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As I arrived at the event, I received my nametag which has three numbers on it. The first number on my nametag represented the first table I would be seated at with eight other professionals. We introduced ourselves and talked about what we liked most about our jobs.  One of the many reasons I love being a reporter is I am always able to learn about people and hear their story.  Next, we went to the table marked by the second number on my name tag, and discussed what’s unique about the company we work for.  The third table discussed professional advice.

It was such a pleasure to talk to other driven professionals in the Western New York community. I was able to learn about what others are working on, how and why they got into their line of work, what is the most unique aspect of their jobs, and so much more.

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Plus anytime I get to hang out with my co-workers its a good day. : )

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The Buffalo Bills are proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Scramble Networking Series.  This is the first of three events this year.   The Lunch Event will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens from 11:30 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.  The Cocktail Event will take place Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Register at thepartnership.org/eventscalendar or call 716.514.1770.

In addition to Scramble Series, the Buffalo Bills is the title sponsor and host for the 2015 HobNob event at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Click here for more information about that event.

 

– Alexandra Vitale
Multimedia Reporter

 


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Fred Jackson and Pat Kaleta team up for PUCCS

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 25, 2015 – 3:58 pm

Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and Buffalo Sabres Pat Kaleta are teaming up for PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke).

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Here are some of the events taking place this week –

Wednesday, February 25 – 7p-8p

Autograph signing session with Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Pat Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres
Tony Walker Center – Shoe Department
5110 Main Street, Williamsville
This is the first time Fred and Pat have done an autograph session together.

Thursday, February 26 – PUCCS Concussion Awareness Night at the Sabres & Text to Donate Campaign
Distribution of PUCCS concussion awareness cards
Fred Jackson, Dr. Elad Levy and Dr. Renee Reynolds will be at First Niagara Center to help promote concussion awareness and risk reduction

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Text to Donate Campaign begins with everyone encouraged to text to donate to PUCCS

Donations will be used to conduct baseline testing clinics in the inner city for student athletes at risk for concussions, and expand the educational outreach of PUCCS.  Anyone texting a donation of $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for some autographed sports memorabilia (including a Jackson jersey and a Kaleta jersey).  Donors just need to text the phrase 1HIT to 41444 and follow the instructions on their phone.

 

Friday, February 27 – Starpoint Central Health and Wellness Fair – distribution of concussion awareness and risk reduction information to students and faculty

 

Sunday, March 1 – 10% Event at Tony Walker Center – 12n-5pm

Mention PUCCS at the checkout and shoppers get 10% off their purchase and Tony Walker will make a donation of 10% of your purchase total to PUCCS.

 

Help support this great cause!  For more information visit puccs.org.


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BENRUS opens retail location in Rochester

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 20, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Welcome to the Western New York area, BENRUS!  The new military inspired lifestyle brand just opened their first retail store in the USA right in our backyard.  The Culver Road Armory in Rochester will be the home of upscale shopping experience with a nostalgic touch.

BENRUS is the Official Timepiece of the Buffalo Bills, presenting sponsor of the in-game solider recognition, Best Dressed series and coming in 2015, two large branded clocks at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  For more about the partnership, click here.


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Campbell’s “Tackling Hunger” results

Posted by buffalobills.com on January 28, 2015 – 4:35 pm

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The Bills and Campbell’s® Chunky soup, along with Tops Friendly Markets announced the results of the “Tackling Hunger with the Buffalo Bills” program for the 2014 season today at a press conference inside the Food Bank of Western New York.  For every tackle the Bills recorded during the 2014 season Campbell’s® Chunky soup donated 20 cans of soup to the food banks to help close the nutrition gap among families need.

With the Bills defense recording over 960 tackles, more than 19,500 cans of soup were donated to the following food banks:

Food Bank of Western New York
Rochester Foodlink
Food Bank of Central New York
Food Bank of the Southern Tier

For more information please visit buffalobills.com/tackletracker.

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Nigel Bradham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 20, 2014 – 10:01 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For the final installment, it’s Bills LB Nigel Bradham.  Check out the songs Nigel will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Raiders.

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Nike uniform of Week 16

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 19, 2014 – 4:00 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 16 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders will be the team’s white jerseys on royal pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White

Week 14 at Denver Broncos: White / White

Week 15 vs. Green Bay Packers: Blue / Blue

Week 16 at Oakland Raiders: White / Blue


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BENRUS Best Dressed Week 15

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 14, 2014 – 11:37 am

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As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Robert Woods will receive a BENRUS J1 Messenger Bag, perfect holiday gifts! Follow @benrususa and use the hashtag #HolidayswithBENRUS for a chance to win some of the latest gear. BENRUS watches, sunglasses, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEOs, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Corey Graham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 13, 2014 – 12:47 pm

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills CB Corey Graham.  Check out the songs Corey will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Packers.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” Forum

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 10, 2014 – 4:49 pm

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Nearly 200 students and teachers from Western NY were on hand at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Tuesday for the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” forum.  The students, from Orchard Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, Buffalo City, Rochester City and Rush Henrietta Schools,  were joined by Running Back C.J. Spiller, Bills’ Nutritionist Dan Liburd and dairy farmer Jason Kehl, from  Strykersville NY.

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Students gathered to learn how healthy eating and physical activity can benefit them not just in school but for a lifetime.  It’s all a part of Fuel Up to Play 60, a national partnership between the National Football League and the American Dairy Association, to encourage students to eat healthy foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low fat and fat free dairy products) and exercise 60 minutes daily. The participants also received leadership and communication training to help find their voice in order to drive healthy change within their schools.

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Check out the photo gallery.


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Bills rely on ShoreTel phone system

Posted by Buffalo Bills on December 9, 2014 – 10:24 am

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ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced the Bills have selected and installed a ShoreTel unified communications system to improve staff productivity and fan satisfaction. The system is installed on 400 phones at the Ralph Wilson Stadium and the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Among ShoreTel’s software offerings, the Buffalo Bills are using ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center for their call centers and ShoreTel Mobility, which extends the phone system to employees’ smartphones and tablets.

During the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium underwent a major remodel, which enabled the organization to re-evaluate its communications provider. After considering other VoIP solutions with the guidance of ShoreTel channel partner PremCom, the Buffalo Bills selected ShoreTel.

“The ease of use and installation of the ShoreTel system was a huge factor in our decision,” said Dan Evans, vice president of information technology at the Buffalo Bills. “The system’s capability to grow with us as we expand was also an important consideration. From the cut-over standpoint, the installation process was seamless.”

Among the early feedback from employees is that they enjoy being able to customize their ShoreTel phone, speed dials and more without IT support. The team’s use of ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center improved productivity and efficiency in its ticket office. The Bills also rely on ShoreTel technology for on-the-field communication on game days, since the phones on the field communications cart are part of the ShoreTel system. Phones can also be quickly provisioned to visiting team staff and TV crews at the location of their choice.

Meanwhile, the ShoreTel system has enabled the team’s IT staff to reduce costs in several key areas. “Our monthly maintenance costs have decreased,” Evans said. “And our equipment and environmental footprints have been greatly reduced. Instead of a separate server room, our ShoreTel gear fits in half a rack, and our power consumption is also much lower as a result.”

“The Buffalo Bills are leveraging the power of ShoreTel’s integrated communications system and mobility application to improve employee productivity whether they are in the office, on the sidelines of a game, or in a remote location,” said Mark Roberts, chief marketing officer at ShoreTel. “The Bills are the second NFL team to use ShoreTel technology to win on and off the playing field, joining an impressive roster of sports customers including six professional basketball, four professional baseball, and two professional hockey teams.”

About ShoreTel

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.


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Unyts Blood Drive at RWS tomorrow

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 1, 2014 – 10:43 am

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Buffalo Bills Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11 am–8 pm

Ralph Wilson Stadium
One Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11am – 8pm Ralph Wilson Stadium

The first 500 presenting donors will receive a “One Buffalo” t-shirt courtesy of the Buffalo Bills.
All donors who make an appointment and keep it will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. Green Bay game on Sunday, December 14, 2014. 100 people will win!
(Names will be picked every day and posted on Facebook, and Unyts will contact each winner by phone or email.)

To make an appointment at the stadium on December 2, CLICK HERE.


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BENRUS Best Dressed – DE Jerry Hughes

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 30, 2014 – 10:42 am

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand. QB EJ Manuel won in week 12.

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Jerry Hughes received a BENRUS Bivouac backpack, a perfect holiday gift.  BENRUS watches, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Dan Carpenter’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 29, 2014 – 10:00 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills K Dan Carpenter.  Check out the songs Dan will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Browns.

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Nike uniform of Week 13

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 28, 2014 – 8:38 am

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 13 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be the team’s royal blue jerseys on white pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White


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