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Dolphins vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 19, 2013 – 10:18 am

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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Gates open: 11:30 a.m.
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 a.m. 

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.

Pregame
Player warm-ups: 11:55 a.m.
DownBeat Percussion Drum Corps
High School Coach of the Year
All-WNY High School Football Team
Jills Cheerleaders routine
Leader of the Charge: Leonard Smith
Snapple Ultimate Fan Experience winner: Stephen Johnston
Color guard: VFW Post 2936
National anthem: The Morgan Sisters

Halftime
DownBeat Percussion Drum Corps

Bills and New York National Guard High School Football Coach of the Year Award
The Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard will recognize all of the 2013 High School Coaches of the Week in a pre-game, on-field ceremony and announce the 2013 Coach of the Year.

Play 60 Challenge & Fuel Up to Play 60 Pregame Ceremony
The Bills will host 20 students and 11 teachers from local Play 60 schools, as part of the Play 60 Challenge and Fuel Up to Play 60 programs.

All-Western New York High School Football Team Recognition
As part of the “Salute to High School Football” members of the All-Western New York High School Football Team will be recognized on the scoreboard.

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.  For more information on the Bills 50/50 Raffle please visit http://www.buffalobills.com/5050.

Change to parking exit process will improve postgame traffic
Big Tree Road will be closed to westbound traffic during postgame to allow for easier exit from select stadium lots. Full Details >

Republic Services
For your convenience on game day, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guest’s home in their own car. This allows guests to return home using a safe method in their own car. For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Buy one get one 50% off on Bills winter headwear.

Fan Experience Enhancements
The Bills and the National Football League are committed to creating a safe, clean, comfortable, and friendly environment for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lots.  Several new Fan Experience Enhancements have been implemented for the 2013 season in an effort to improve the safety and comfort of our fans, and the efficiency of our event operation.  LEARN MORE.


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Peyton on Dolphins wish list

Posted by Chris Brown on January 23, 2012 – 2:48 pm

According to the Miami Herald the Miami Dolphins have Peyton Manning on their free agent wish list. Of course Manning would have to become a free agent first.

Many are speculating that Manning could be released outright thereby making him a free agent with a $28M roster bonus due on March 8th. If that proves to be the case sources are telling the Herald that Manning would be aggressively pursued by the Dolphins.


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Dolphins sign LB Carpenter

Posted by Chris Brown on September 6, 2010 – 2:19 pm

The Dolphins are still tweaking their roster much like the Bills with the opener in Orchard Park just six days away.

Miami signed LB Bobby Carpenter and released LB Charlie Anderson.

Carpenter is his fifth NFL season and has seen action in 58 career games, including three starts, all with the Dallas Cowboys.  The 6-2, 249-pounder was the 18th overall selection of the Cowboys in the 2006 NFL Draft, which was overseen by former Cowboys and current Dolphins Executive VP of Football Operations Bill Parcells.

Carpenter spent the 2010 training camp with St. Louis Rams after being traded for tackle Alex Barron this past May.


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Root for Pats over Dolphins this week

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2008 – 3:04 pm

In case you’re a Bills fan wondering which division rival to root for this weekend, you want the Patriots to beat the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday.

It comes down to division record and what the Bills can still control themselves.

New England has a 2-2 division record, Miami has a 2-1 division record. You want the Dolphins to fall to 2-2 because with the opportunity to beat both teams when they face them a second time, the Bills can hand both New England and Miami their third division loss.

That would make everyone’s division record at best 3-3 like Buffalo’s, provided the Bills run the table in the division the rest of the way (seems far fetched right now I know).

But that’s it in a nutshell, so go Pats!


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Bills road opponents winners at home

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2008 – 5:11 pm

One more statistic I compiled as I assessed the remaining schedule for all of the AFC East teams was the combined home record of every division team’s remaining road opponents.

Surprisingly, New England’s road opponents have the worst home record at a combined 7-9. Buffalo is their best home record road opponent (3-1). Everyone else is .500 or worse.

Miami’s road opponents have a combined home record of 8-8 with the Bills and Jets the best (each 3-1 at home).

The Jets have road opponents with a combined home record of 10-8. That is obviously skewed by their road date at Tennessee where the Titans are 5-0.

Buffalo’s road opponents have the best combined home record of all the AFC East teams with a 10-7 record. That’s mainly thanks to the Jets (3-1), New England (3-1) and Denver (3-2) all above .500.

I don’t know how much weight that statistic might carry, but knowing the majority of Buffalo’s remaining road games are against teams with the best combined home record among the AFC East teams doesn’t make me feel good.


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