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Bills fans and alumni weigh in on the 2017 schedule

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 29, 2017 – 4:46 pm

Each year, the Buffalo Bills Schedule Challenge, presented by Ellicott Hotels, offers Bills fans an opportunity to share their thoughts on the upcoming season. With the 2017 Schedule Challenge well underway, thousands of Bills supporters have already joined in on the fun.

Take a look at a few of the most common answers among fans:

-64% think the Bills will open the 2017 regular season at New Era Field

-42% think that the Miami Dolphins will be the first AFC East opponent that the Bills play at home

-52% think the Bills will play in two primetime games

-58% think the Buffalo will host a primetime matchup

In a recent appearance on The John Murphy Show, Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker also jumped into the conversation.

After taking the Challenge, here’s how the Bills legend thinks the 2017 campaign will play out:

-The Bills will open up the 2017 regular season on the road against division opponent the Miami Dolphins

-The Bills will have two primetime games and neither will be hosted at New Era Field

-Buffalo’s bye week will come in either Week 4, 5 or 6

How do your answers stack up against the competition? Take the quiz now to find out!

The Schedule Challenge ends on Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.


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USA Football’s 2017 Grant Program now open

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 23, 2017 – 9:53 am

The 2017 USA Football Grant Program enables youth football leagues and scholastic teams to upgrade equipment, improve playing fields, recover from natural disasters and acquire life-saving equipment.  Applications for equipment, field and product grants are awarded to 501(c)(3)  tax – exempt youth, middle school and high school football programs throughout the United States.

Along with the grant program, USA Football has several other initiatives including the Heads Up Football initiative which the Bills proudly support in Western New York.  Though the USA Football Grant Program is available to any youth or school sponsored football organization, programs signed up and engaged in Heads Up Football are eligible for larger grant amounts.

Those wishing to submit a USA Football grant application will have until Wednesday, April 12 to do so.

For more information on USA Football’s 2017 Grant Program and to apply, please visit here.

 


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‘It’s morphin’ time’ with K. Williams’ daughter

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 22, 2017 – 5:21 pm

For “Power Rangers” fans everywhere, the hype for the newest movie is real. With the film set to hit theaters on Friday, March 24, generations of loyal supporters are jumping into the conversation.  Recently, Sports Illustrated turned to a few NFL players’ kids to get their take on the pop-culture craze and to ask the new cast some of their burning questions. Joining in the fun was none other than Kyle Williams’ 10-year-old daughter Kate.

The results? You guessed it, adorable.


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Season Ticket Member of the Month – March

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 20, 2017 – 3:59 pm

Don Smith has been a passionate Bills fan and valued Season Ticket Member for over four decades. A Buffalo native, Smith has come to cherish the time he’s spent cheering on his team and the unforgettable memories he’s made along the way. Reflecting on some of his most prized moments, Smith fondly explained that witnessing the Bills pull off one of the greatest comeback wins in sports history tops his list.

“Probably the favorite memory [I have] is ‘The Greatest Comeback,’ that is always right up there,” said Smith. “[But] if I put it in order, it would be going to the first Super Bowl.”

Over the years, Smith has enjoyed watching a variety of Bills players take the field. From his all-time favorite player quarterback Jim Kelly to his current favorite player QB Tyrod Taylor, Smith has proven himself a die-hard fan. For Smith, game days at New Era Field represent the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with his son and wife.

“There’s nothing like being out there [for] a big game,” said Smith. “Each Sunday it’s always special when the Bills are at home…it’s the whole thing.”

Like many other Bills Season Ticket Members, Smith appreciates the perks associated with his membership – especially the relationship he’s developed with his dedicated Account Service Representative, Ricky Ferrell.

Congratulations, Don!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Don for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of March. In addition to Don being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Month, he will receive two pregame on-field passes to a game during the 2017 season, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2017 Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, email us the account number, name and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Month Nomination.”


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Bills annual Schedule Challenge now open

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 11, 2017 – 12:42 pm

Bills fans, it’s that time of year again! The Buffalo Bills Schedule Challenge, presented by Ellicott Hotels, has officially launched.

Fans who take a short quiz about Buffalo’s upcoming schedule will be entered for a chance to win a fun prize pack which includes, a pair of 2017 Club Season Tickets, on-field passes to the home opener and an autographed helmet!

Here’s how it works:

-Click here to begin the quiz

-Each question that you answer correctly counts as one entry

The Schedule Challenge will remain open until Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck, Bills fans!


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Bills items now available on NFL Auction

Posted by Buffalobills.com on March 6, 2017 – 5:14 pm

Bills fans, starting Monday, March 6, and continuing throughout the month, several unique pieces of Bills memorabilia will be up for bid on NFL Auction.

Items currently available include the following:

-A football-themed standing Buffalo

-Alumni autographed Buffalo Bills helmet

-Gold NFL shield turf (in celebration of Super Bowl 50)

Don’t miss out on your chance to take home a part of Bills history! To bid now, click here.

The proceeds generated from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO BILLS FOUNDATION

The Buffalo Bills Foundation supports organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region. This will be achieved through philanthropic investment in our community along with supporting NFL and team charitable initiatives.


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The Bills Store closed Feb. 13

Posted by Buffalobills.com on February 11, 2017 – 1:55 pm

Bills fans, please be advised that The Bills Store, located on Abbott Road at New Era Field, will be closed on Feb. 13 due to scheduled maintenance. The store will resume normal business hours (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) on Feb. 14.

For more information on The Bills Store, click here.


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Bills & Republic Services make environmental impact at New Era Field

Posted by Buffalobills.com on February 10, 2017 – 2:48 pm

This year the Buffalo Bills once again proudly teamed up with Republic Services to make a huge difference on the environment. At each home game during the 2016-17 season, the Republic Services Blue Team collected the trash generated at New Era Field and converted it into a clean and renewable power source. This energy was then used to power homes and factories!

By the end of the season, 180, 468 kilowatts of renewable electricity was generated, which was enough to power 188 homes for an entire month. Through the process, 13,290 gallons of fuel oil were saved and 328.12 tons of greenhouse gases were avoided.

For more stats on how the Bills and Republic Services made an impact this year, click here.


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WNY youngster participates in NFL PPK National Championship

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 27, 2017 – 5:59 pm

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Selena Maldonado, who competed in the 8-9 girls division of the Buffalo Bills Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championship, has earned a trip to the 2017 Pro Bowl. After posting scores that landed her among the top four in the country, Maldonado has the opportunity to compete at the national level.

The championship, held on Friday, Jan. 27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, gave the top four boys and girls from each age division a platform to showcase their skills. Not only do the participants get a chance to be crowned champion, they also get to enjoy a full Pro Bowl experience which includes attending the game on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Displaying her best punt, pass and kick, Maldonado put on an impressive performance.

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Congratulations, Selena!

 


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Alexander visits Bills Flag Football team

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 27, 2017 – 3:33 pm

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At this year’s Pro Bowl, the NFL will host the NFL Flag Championships, powered by USA Football. Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, the competition will feature a total of 64 teams from around the nation.

Broken down into eight regional championships in four divisions, the winning teams each earned a trip to Orlando to compete in the big event. Additionally, 32 teams were selected by each of the NFL’s clubs to represent them in the 13-14 Boys division. Stopping by to show his support for Buffalo’s bunch, and to offer some tips for success, was Pro Bowl linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Dolphins game announced

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 17, 2017 – 12:12 pm

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Kim Summers has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Dolphins game. The jackpot was $37,718, with a winning ticket for $18,859!

Congratulations, Kim!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.


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Iroquois HS lineman to receive scholarship

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 9, 2017 – 2:11 pm

Tonight at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will present OL/DL Nathan Emer of Iroquois High School with the Tom Sestak and Tom Day Memorial Outstanding High School Defensive Lineman Award. Emer was selected for the prestigious award due to his exceptional ability on both the offensive and defensive line. In 2016, Emer led the Iroquois defense with 55 tackles and five sacks on the season.

His skills, which mirror those exemplified by former Bills elite defensive linemen Tom Sestak and Tom Day, have led him to be recruited by several college football programs.

Congratulations, Nathan!


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Andre Reed to debut on “Hawaii Five-0”

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 4, 2017 – 1:57 pm

From the football field to the television screen, it looks like Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed can do it all. This Friday at 9 p.m. ET., catch Reed as he makes his acting debut as a guest star on the hit CBS TV show “Hawaii Five-0.”

The suspenseful episode will feature the Five-0 on a mission to rescue main character Chin who was kidnapped. At the same time, Grover—another member of the Five-0—will be undercover posing as a car salesman in order to investigate a murder. Reed will be acting as a car dealership manager.

Bills fans, be sure to tune in and show Reed your support!

2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class member Andre Reed is introduced at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg)


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Dunkirk coach named Bills – Don Shula NFL HS Coach of the Year Award nominee

Posted by Buffalobills.com on January 3, 2017 – 6:33 pm

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The NFL today announced the full list of team nominees for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Nominated by the Buffalo Bills, is Dunkirk High School varsity football coach Mike Sarratori. The award recognizes the very best at the high school level in terms of integrity, leadership and commitment to player healthy and safety.

This year, Sarrotori led the Dunkirk Marauders to their first sectional title in school history. The Marauders then defeated Batavia (Section V) in the state tournament to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B semifinals. In recognition for the standout season, Sarrotori was selected as the Bills and ADPRO Sports High School Coach of the Year for the Buffalo region. On Dec. 18, Sarrotori and each of the Coach of the Week winners from both the Buffalo and Rochester regions were honored on-field prior to the Bills vs. Browns game.

In celebration of Sarratori’s accomplishments, he and the other 31 team nominees received a special invitation to the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. During the week-long celebration the group will be able to visit Pro Bowl practices, participate in the USA Football National Conference and more. In addition to their exclusive Pro Bowl experience, two award finalists will each be given $15,000 from the NFL Foundation—where $10,000 will go to each recipient’s high school football program.

The winner will be announced during the third quarter of the Pro Bowl.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Steelers game announced

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 24, 2016 – 8:12 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Joseph Mastrorili has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Steelers game. The jackpot was $87,931 with a winning ticket for $43,966!

Congratulations, Joseph!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.

 


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Season Ticket Member of the Game – Dave Errick

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 21, 2016 – 10:39 pm

Dave Errick, has been a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member for over 40 years. A Buffalo native, Errick has been attending Bills games since 1970 when he returned from serving in the Vietnam War and became a Season Ticket Member shortly after in 1972. When reflecting on the many Bills memories he’s made over the years, Errick fondly recalls two of his favorites. Like many Bills fans, “The Comeback Game” sits atop Errick’s list as one of the most memorable Bills games he’s attended. Another game that Errick vividly remembers, and describes as the most exciting, is the 1990 AFC Championship game against the Raiders.

“Probably the most exciting one was in 1991 — a playoff game when we played Oakland,” said Errick. “We won 51-3. It was super cold that game.”

Over the years, Errick has enjoyed watching a variety of Bills players take the field. His all-time favorite Bill is linebacker Darryl Talley and current favorite is defensive tackle Kyle Williams. For Errick, game days at New Era Field signify an opportunity to spend quality time with his family members and support the Bills. Each game, Errick makes sure to arrive early so that he can watch as the Bills warm-up before kickoff.

As a veteran, one important part of Errick’s game day experience is the singing of the national anthem.

“That’s always been one of my priorities (the national anthem)…especially being a veteran,” said Errick.

Errick has also come to enjoy the perks associated with being a Bills Season Ticket Member. His favorites include, the Bills Bucks Card and the user-friendly Account Manager.

Congratulations, Dave!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Dave for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game for the month of November. In addition to Dave being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received two pregame on-field passes to the Bills versus Jaguars game on Nov. 27, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2016 Bills merchandise.

Moving forward, if you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, email us the account number, name, and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Month Nomination.”


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Snow shovelers needed at New Era Field

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 17, 2016 – 10:12 am

The Buffalo Bills and Jani-King are asking anyone ages 18 and over (or under 18 with proper working papers) interested in shoveling snow inside the stadium to come to New Era Field starting at 10:30 a.m. today (Saturday).

Shovelers can shovel snow throughout the day on Saturday and into the night into Sunday if needed. Rate of pay is $10 per hour.  Lunch and dinner breaks will be provided throughout the shifts in a comfortable warming area.  In addition, a complimentary Bills football game ticket will be given to those that work a four-hour shift or longer.  Those interested in shoveling must have proper identification (driver’s license, state ID) in order to work.

Prospective snow shovelers are also asked to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring their own shovels, (shovels will be provided if you do not have one).

Shovelers may enter off Abbott Road just north of the Team Store and proceed to the Jani-King office trailer east of Parking Lot 6 to register to work.  For more information, please email jksnow2016@gmail.com.

 


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Win prizes at the Bills vs. Browns game with My One Buffalo

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 14, 2016 – 2:37 pm

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Bills fans, don’t miss out on your chance to win a prize during the Bills annual Fan Appreciation game this Sunday, Dec. 18 at New Era Field! To thank fans for their continued loyalty and support, more than 2,500 prizes will be awarded.

All winners will be My One Buffalo members selected through the Bills Mobile App.

Here’s how you can win:

  1. To be eligible to win, you must be a My One Buffalo member logged in through the Bills Official Mobile App. If you are not currently a member, there’s still time to register!
  2. When you come to the game, make sure that you’ve enabled Bluetooth AND set location services in the app to always on to receive a digital scratch ticket and a chance to win a great prize.
  3. All winners must show their digital scratch ticket to receive their prize.

Prizes include, autographed items from some of your favorite Bills players, Bills merchandise, gift cards and much more!

My One Buffalo is available in the Bills Mobile app. After you download the app, click “MyOneBuf” at the bottom. Tap any tile and you will be prompted to register for the program. For full tutorials on how to use My One Buffalo, click here.

To download the Bills Mobile app on an Apple device, click here.

To download the Bills Mobile app on an Android device, click here.


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50-50 raffle winner from Bills-Jaguars game announced

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 11, 2016 – 8:26 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Marie Brombos, of Buffalo, N.Y., has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Jaguars game. The jackpot was $86,073, with a winning ticket for $43,037!

Congratulations, Marie!

For details on the Buffalo Bills Foundation’s 50-50 raffle, visit here.


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Bills custom cleats now available on NFL Auction

Posted by Buffalobills.com on December 8, 2016 – 7:36 pm

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During Week 13, in recognition of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, many Buffalo Bills proudly wore custom cleats to showcase the various causes that they are passionate about. In a continued effort to help raise awareness, a number of Buffalo’s participants autographed their game-worn cleats and have made them available for bid on NFL Auction. Of the proceeds generated, 100 percent will go to the each player’s cause.

Cleats up for bid include, LB Jerry Hughes, DE Leger Douzable, G Richie Incognito, C Ryan Groy, DT Marcell Dareus, WR Justin Hunter, LS Garrison Sanborn, CB Stephon Gilmore and LB Lorenzo Alexander.

To bid now and show your support, click here.


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