Sunday, September 7, 2014

Buffalo Football Sunday, 2014: Week 1

It's finally here: NFL, Week 1.  While I'd be lying if I said I was bullish on the chances of the 2014 Buffalo Bills snapping the franchise's 14-year playoff drought, I'm out-of-my-mind excited for the season.  Of course, I've said the same thing every year for the past 23 Septembers and have always been disappointed following the final snap of the season.  Regardless, NFL football is just one of those intoxicating things.  And, in particular, the Bills, like all my favorite sports teams, are an unshakable love affair.

Anyhow, a quick note that the Bills open the season this afternoon at Solider Field with a 1 p.m. kickoff versus the Chicago Bears.  The Bills have never won at Soldier Field and the Bears are pretty significant favorites today (a touchdown or more depending on which service you consult).  To be honest, I chalked this one up as an 'L' when I did my preseason W/L breakdown of this year's schedule.  But that doesn't mean I won't be rooting hard and yelling at the TV between 1 and 4 p.m. today.

My final score prediction: Bears 23, Bills 16.

Here's to hoping I'm wrong...

Go Bills!



  1. I don't think my Bears have made the playoffs in the last four years now? Nothing like Buffalo's drought. The NFL is all about parity though. For example, the previous two Super Bowl champs didn't even make the playoffs the following year, although I doubt that Seattle will miss this year.

    I'll be yelling at my TV right along with you, albeit from a different time zone. Good luck!

    1. Streaks are being snapped! Buffalo wins in Chicago... are the playoffs next?
      Congrats on the win!

    2. I'm as surprised as anyone! Was a fun game to watch. One of my good buddies is a Bears lifer, too, so I hope the best for them the rest of the year.

  2. Doug Marrone's Bills will win the AFC East this year. Look for Mike Williams to emerge as a very nice WR.