— The Buffalo Bills and Legacy®, a national public health foundation, teamed up for the 2011 NFL season to help fans live longer, healthier lives by promoting EX®, the national quit smoking campaign developed by Legacy. Each November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time for all Americans to be reminded that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. With the toll tobacco use takes on our families, economy and our communities in Western New York, the partnership between the Buffalo Bills and Legacy will bring free quit smoking resources to Bills fans that are looking to tackle addiction head-on.
Sports fans and smoking are often connected, and in a survey conducted by Legacy in 2009, 63 percent of sports fans identified themselves as current or former smokers; 76 percent of those current or former smokers said they had smoked while watching or attending sporting events. These results show that, collectively, fans as a group are in need of programs to help them quit smoking.
Bills wide receiver Donald Jones supports the quit smoking initiatives and is proud to speak out about the partnership. Jones’ grandfather has a smoking-related lung disease, and Donald played a role in helping his grandfather quit smoking a few years ago.
“It is important to help fans have access to the necessary resources to help them quit smoking,” said Jones. “The online quit smoking program is a great way for fans to get the assistance they need to make a positive change in their lives and become healthier. If I had this program available to me when I was trying to help my grandfather, maybe I wouldn’t have had to hide his cigarettes from him all the time!”
— Ralph Wilson Stadium (RWS) will play host to the Section VI high school football championship games on November 3rd and 4th.
Advance Game Tickets for the November 3rd and 4th games are $7.00 in advance through the participating high schools or at the RWS ticket office during normal business hours. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster online via ticketmaster.com and Western and Central New York Ticketmaster locations. A list of Ticketmaster retail locations is available at ticketmaster.com by searching ‘ticketmaster outlets’ or clicking on ‘retail locations.’
Day of Game Tickets will be available for $7.00 on the day of the game at the RWS ticket office.
Parking is complimentary and parking lots open two hours prior to the start of the first game on each day, (Nov. 3rd, 1:30 p.m., Nov. 4th, 2:00 p.m.)
Stadium gates are open 30 minutes prior to the start of the first game on each day, (Nov. 3rd, 3:00 p.m., Nov. 4th, 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 2
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)
BuffaloBills.com – Bills positioned well for playoff race
BuffaloBills.com – Fitz and Fred rivaling franchise bests
Buffalo News – Bills find a gem in Barnett
Buffalo News – Are the Bills really alive in November
Olean Times Herald – Don’t dismiss Bills’ defense against ’Skins
New York Post – Jets-Buffalo matchup finally has some juice
ESPN.com – Smith deserved chance to stay with Jets
Wellsville Daily – Bills’ D-line makes loud statement
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Roundup: Play 60 Super School Winner
The Score 1260 – On the Block with Stevie Johnson
Jim Rome Show – George Wilson
NFL Network – Stevie Johnson reviews Sunday’s victory w/ NFL Network
Inside the Bills Blog
Dareus on the radio, Vote for Dareus, Offense wants to iron out lulls, No egos to mess with success, Why NT not foreign to Dareus
Sportsnet.ca – Jim Lang picks Marcell Dareus as his Star of the Week
Billboard Blog (Buffalo News) – Doink! Thigpen’s video drawing plenty of views
Pro Football Talk – Even Fred Jackson’s wife was hesitant to draft Fred Jackson
NOTE OF THE DAY
HOME IS WHERE THE START IS: The Buffalo Bills, who have played a regular-season game in Toronto for four consecutive years (2008-2011), claimed a 23-0 victory over the Washington Redskins at the Rogers Centre on Sunday. Buffalo has won its first four home games this year, bettering or matching its home win total of each of the past six seasons (2005-2010).
Buffalo is the eighth team in NFL history to win its first four home games after starting the previous season 0-4 at home.
WINLESS HOME START
NEXT SEASON HOME START
0-4 in 1956
6-0 in 1957*
0-6 in 1987
8-0 in 1988*
0-4 in 1997
8-0 in 1998*
|San Diego Chargers||
0-5 in 2000
4-0 in 2001
0-4 in 2000
4-0 in 2001
0-5 in 2007
8-0 in 2008*
|Kansas City Chiefs||
0-4 in 2009
7-0 in 2010
0-4 in 2010
4-0 in 2011
QUOTE OF THE DAY
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On if he’s sensing any of the buzz that is generating with Sunday’s game:
This is a big game. I think to say it’s any bigger than any other one it is bigger in the sense that it is a division game. I think the Patriots game in the beginning of the year being a division game was probably as big. But if you want to be playoff team you’ve got to win games in your division.
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