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Bills blackouts few & far between of late

Posted by Chris Brown on March 23, 2015 – 3:20 pm

The NFL’s owners have voted to scrap the TV blackout rule for the 2015 season at their owners meetings in Arizona today. With the blackout rule lifted, at least for this season, we thought we’d look back at just how many games were blacked out over the past decade.

Believe it or not Bills fans that like to watch games from the comfort of their own home have not been the victim of TV blackouts all that often over the last 10 years. Here’s a look at the year-by-year blackout counts for the Bills since 2005.

Year Blackouts
2014 0
2013 1
2012 2
2011 3
2010 3
2009 0
2008 0
2007 0
2006 4
2005 0
 Total 13

So since 2012 there have been a total of just three blackouts, none of which occurred last season. The 2014 year was the first since 2009 that there were no blackouts. For 2015 at least it won’t be an issue.

In 2014 there was not a single game blacked out in the league, which may have helped to prompt the lifting of the rule.

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