Five Takeaways from the Buffalo Bills Schedule

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Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills fans celebrate a touchdown by the team during the first half against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

1. The Ralph will be key for the Bills

If the Bills plan on being contenders in 2015, they’ll have to win some very tough games at home this season, starting in Weeks 1 and 2 with the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. Both teams are perennial contenders with elite quarterbacks, which should be a good test for the Bills to see where they’re at early on. If they can start the season off 2-0 against those teams, it might just have a lasting affect on the entire season.

But Week 1 and 2 aren’t the only important home games for the Bills, though, as the team will close the year with a pair of crucial home games against the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. If the Bills are in the playoff race come December, these two home games could ultimately decide their fate.

On a side note, here’s a couple fun facts about the Bills home schedule this season, courtesy of the Bills PR Twitter account: