With a season record of 10 to 7, it’s no wonder all eyes have been drawn to the young but talented Buffalo Bills in 2020. This New York team not only has something to prove but promises a very interesting season if the team’s game schedule for 2020 has anything to say about the upcoming action. Furthermore, the Buffalo Bills will be spending much more time playing during highly televised prime time slots thanks to the support of die-hard fans, allowing more people to see how the team works together than ever before.
During the upcoming weeks, the Buffalo Bills will be stacked up against some of the most well-known names in the league. They’ll need to start the season strong if they’re looking to stick it out until the end.
Every game promises to be an exciting one, but there’s a few you might want to look forward to even more than the rest:
Top 5 Matchups We Can’t Wait to Watch
While every game is sure to hold a special moment or two for Buffalo Bills fans across the nation, there are a few that stand out above the rest. These present interesting challenges such as rivalries and legendary defenses, along with big names and popular team franchises that the Buffalo Bills will need to tackle their way through in order to have a chance at grasping the championship. The ones we’re looking forward to the most over the coming season are:
1. The New York Jets in Week 1
Week 1 is always a thrilling time to be a football fan. Players are fresh out of training, fans have been fresh out of their favorite sport during a long offseason and new teams have just perfected their teams right after the draft. While there are certainly bigger and arguably tougher teams the Buffalo Bills will be facing later on in their lineup, the first game of the season is almost impossible to beat in terms of excitement, which is why it was chosen as one of the team’s big 5 for the season. Because they’re making their season debut in the first week, this is also a prime chance for the Buffalo Bills to shine and set a winning precedent for the coming matchups, which happen to be even more packed with action and big rivalries.
2. The Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6
One of the biggest proving grounds of the season will be found in week six when the Buffalo Bills host the defending Super Bowl champions for an early-season game. This will be one of the many games featuring the Buffalo Bills that will play on a prime time TV slot over the course of the season, making the stakes even higher than expected thanks to the increased viewership this coverage will bring. This game will feature a number of big names that take rivalries to an all-new level, ranging from head coaches to quarterbacks, and keep the fans of both teams on the edge of their seats throughout every quarter. Being an early game in the season, this one could be one of the matchups that decides the Bills’ fate when it comes to grasping the championship down the line.
3. The New England Patriots in Week 8
No exciting football season is complete without a game against the ever-popular New England Patriots. This team is consistently a favorite among football fans and serves as a benchmark for young teams like the Buffalo Bills to test their skills against. Week eight will be the Buffalo Bills’ first game against this successful team and it will be thrilling to see how the New York favorites stack up against a team that’s been a token name in the game season after season. In order to prove they have what it takes to become the champions, they’ll really need to make a stand against the New England Patriots to show football fans everywhere what they’ve got. The stakes are high, and that’s what makes this game one to look forward to.
4. The San Francisco 49ers in Week 13
After 13 weeks of seasonal excitement, the Buffalo Bills will work head to head to show their skill against the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams are renowned for their strong defenses, setting this match up to be challenging, long, and, most importantly, fun to watch. It will be interesting to see which of these defense-based teams rise to the challenge and pull off an offensive maneuver capable of gaining yards against the impenetrable force field their opponents wield. This is another instance in which the Buffalo Bills will be playing during a Prime Time slot, this time on a Monday evening.
5. The Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14
There’s nothing quite like prime time Sunday night football, and this match is here to ensure you’re enjoying every minute of it. The Steelers, like the Buffalo Bills and the 49ers, are known for their powerful defense, making them another interesting matchup for the upcoming New York team to take on. By the time week 14 rolls around, the Buffalo Bills will (so fans hope) have already claimed their place high in the rankings, and this game should be the one to prove they deserve their many wins. The Steelers are no joke, though, and with equal defensive capabilities on both sides, this will definitely be a thrilling, game-changing matchup to attend.
There is definitely a wide range of other matches we could go on about (like the Dolphins in week 2 or the Los Angeles Chargers in week 12), but these 5 matchups just seem to have that extra little dash of tense action you want when you’re looking to get the most out of a football game. One thing is for sure, though – the Buffalo Bills need to take care of business in the early weeks of the 2020 season if they want to pull off the 12 – 4 season predicted by Bills reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques.
Build the Perfect Watch Party
These 5 games will be sure to impress, but they’ll be more memorable still when you choose to watch them with a group of your fellow fans. While the ideal solution is to attend these games in person, that is, unfortunately, not always an option. Instead of tailgating in the heat, consider renting an event space with all the room you’ll need for all the sports fans in your life, all your favorite game-time foods and so much more. Whether you’re looking for event space rental options or you’re lucky enough to have tickets to some of the Buffalo Bills home games and need a hotel to stay in during your visit, we’ve got you covered at Ellicott Development. Contact us to learn more about event hosting options and to check out our hotels in the area to get the space you need and the comfort you deserve while you back the Bills through this long upcoming season.