ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced the team’s 2016 schedule.

Buffalo will open its 2016 regular season schedule on the road when the Bills travel to Baltimore to square off with the Ravens.

Primetime will be returning to Buffalo for the first time since 2012 when the Bills host the New York Jets in the team’s Week Two home opener on Thursday Night Football. This year marks the first time since the 2000 season that the Bills home opener has been slated as a primetime matchup.

The Bills are also scheduled to appear in primetime in Week Nine, a Monday Night Football showdown in Seattle with the Seahawks. With the team also appearing in two primetime matchups in 2015, this marks the first time that the Bills have been slated for multiple primetime contests in back-to-back seasons since 1996-97.

The Bills also announced the dates and times of three of their preseason games. Buffalo will open the preseason at home for back-to-back games with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. Buffalo will host Indianapolis on Saturday, August 13 at 7 PM to kick off preseason action. The Bills will then host the New York Giants on Saturday, August 20 at 4 PM. The game will mark the team’s 16th annual Kids Game and is presented by Independent Health.

Buffalo will close out the preseason on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 PM in Detroit against the Lions. The date and time of the team’s Week Three matchup is still to be determined.

The full 2016 Buffalo Bills schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 13 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 7:00 PM  
Saturday, Aug. 20 NEW YORK GIANTS 4:00 PM  
TBD (Aug. 25-28) at Washington Redskins TBD  
Thursday, Sept. 1 at Detroit Lions 7:30 PM  
Sunday, Sept. 11 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 15 NEW YORK JETS 8:25 PM
Sunday, Sept. 25 ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 2 at New England Patriots 1:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 9 at Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM*
Sunday, Oct. 16 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Oct. 23 at Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Oct. 30 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00 PM*
Monday, Nov. 7 at Seattle Seahawks 8:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 20 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Dec. 4 at OAKLAND RAIDERS 4:05 PM*
Sunday, Dec. 11 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Dec. 18 CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Dec. 24 MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00 PM*
Sunday, Jan. 1 at New York Jets 1:00 PM*
*Eligible for “Flexible Scheduling. See below note for full explanation of flex scheduling procedures.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into prime time.

Below is a list of highlights for the team’s 2016 home schedule:

  • NY Jets: 57-51 All-Time Record (31-23 At Home)

Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan will look to remain undefeated against his former team when primetime returns to Buffalo in Week Two. The matchup will mark the Bills first home primetime game since 2012 when the Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 19-14 under the bright lights. Last season, the Bills defeated the Jets 22-17 in both contests—first taking down the Jets in primetime on Thursday Night Football and then knocking the Jets out of playoff contention in Week 17.

  • Arizona: 6-4 All-Time Record (3-1 At Home)

In Week Three, the Bills and Cardinals will meet at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time since 2004—when the Bills emerged victorious with a 38-14 win. The last meeting between the Bills and Cardinals came in 2012, when the Bills knocked off Arizona on the road 19-16 in overtime.

  • San Francisco: 5-6 All-Time Record (2-2 At Home)

Week Six will feature a showdown between the 49ers and Bills—the first matchup in Buffalo between the two teams since 2008 when San Francisco won 10-3.

  • New England: 42-68-1 All-Time Record (22-32-1 At  Home)

The Bills and Patriots will meet for the second time in 2016 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Week Eight. Buffalo last defeated New England at home in 2011, when the Bills rallied back from a 21-0 deficit to earn a 34-31 victory.

  • Jacksonville: 7-6 All-Time Record (3-4 At Home)

Buffalo will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Week 12. The Bills defeated the Jaguars 34-18 in the team’s last meeting at the Ralph in 2012. Buffalo has defeated Jacksonville in two out of the team’s last three matchups.

  • Pittsburgh: 8-13 All-Time Record (7-5 At Home)

In Week 14, the Bills and Steelers will square off in Buffalo for the first time since the 2010 season. The Steelers defeated the Bills 19-16 in overtime in the team’s last meeting at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

  • Cleveland: 8-11 All-Time Record (4-5 At Home)

Week 15 will feature the Bills and Browns squaring off in Buffalo. The Bills and Browns will be meeting for the first time since the 2014 season. The Bills defeated the Browns 26-10 in their 2013 meeting at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

  • Miami: 42-57-1 All-Time Record (25-25 At Home)

The Bills have won each of their previous four home games against the Dolphins and will look to extend their winning streak to five in 2016 when the Bills take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 16—the team’s final home game of the regular season. The Bills current four-game winning streak at home against Miami is the longest streak in franchise history.

Below is a list of highlights for the team’s 2016 road schedule:

  • Baltimore: 3-3 All-Time Record (1-3 On the Road)

Buffalo will open the regular season against the Ravens as they meet for the seventh time in regular season history Week One in Baltimore. The Bills will be looking to beat the Ravens for the second straight time and for the first time at M&T Bank Stadium since 1999. Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan will look to improve his 6-1 career record as a head coach in season openers.

  • New England: 41-69-1 All-Time Record (19-37 On the Road)

Buffalo and New England will meet at Gillette Stadium in Week Four. The Bills last took down New England in Foxboro in 2014 when the Bills came out on top, 17-9.

  • Los Angeles: 6-5 All-Time Record (2-2 On the Road)

The Bills will travel to Los Angeles for a regular season game for the first time since 1992 (vs. Raiders) as Buffalo will take on the Rams in a Week Five match-up. The Bills will look for their first win against the Rams since 2008.

  • Miami: 42-57-1 All-Time Record (17-32-1 On the Road)

Buffalo and Miami will meet for the first time in 2016 in Week Seven at Sun Life Stadium. The Bills will aim to win their third out of the past four road games in Miami and their third straight game overall against the Dolphins.

  • Seattle: 5-7 All-Time Record (3-5 On the Road)

The Bills and Seahawks will battle under the lights on Monday Night Football in Week Nine. It will be the 13th time Buffalo and Seattle meet and the first time they meet on Monday Night since 1989, a Seahawks 17-16 victory.

  • Cincinnati: 15-12 All-Time Record (6-7 On the Road)

The Bills will travel to Cincinnati for the first time since 2011 when the teams meet in Week 11. Buffalo will look to improve upon its post-bye record of 16-11 and will look to beat the Bengals for the first time since 2010.

  • Oakland: 17-20 All-Time Record (5-13 On the Road)

Buffalo will hit the road to take on Oakland in Week 13 and will look to win their first game against the Raiders since 2011. It will mark the final of their three West Coast games this season, the first time that has occurred since 2004.

  • NY Jets: 59-51 All-Time Record (27-28 On the Road)

The Bills will wrap up the season against New York for the second straight season when they travel to MetLife Stadium in Week 17. The Bills will look to win their third straight game at the Jets.

TICKET INFORMATION FOR 2016 GAMES: 2016 season ticket information is available through buffalobills.com, by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257), or in person by visiting the Bills ticket office at Ralph Wilson Stadium. For fans that can’t make all of the games a limited number of single game tickets will be available via NFL Ticket Exchange. Fans can receive 100% Ticketmaster verified Bills tickets from NFL Ticket Exchange. Information on the availability of individual game tickets will be announced at a later date.

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