5. Back by popular demand
It’s happening, Bills fans. SJ13 is coming home.
The Bills Legend and undeniable fan favorite will be back at his old stomping grounds on Sunday, as the ‘Leader of the Charge’ and he’s just as excited as AaronS Sanchez Blue Jays Jersey you are.
“The thing I’m most excited about is having the family around and being able to experience that Buffalo atmosphere,” said Johnson. “There’s nothing like it.”
Johnson will look to bring the energy and good vibes as he waves the Bills flag above the tunnel and welcomes the team to the field.
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— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 13, 2018
4. Hometown Heroes Ceremony
1 – McDermott on the best home-field advantage in the NFL
New Era Field is an incredibly unique NFL stadium.
It’s not located in the heart of a booming metropolis. It’s doesn’t have a shiny glass roof. In fact, it d Devon Travis Jersey oesn’t have a roof at all.
The stadium, which opened in 1973, is currently the sixth oldest venue in the NFL. However, what the stadium lacks in glitz and glamour is more than made up for by its character, its heart. Over 70,000 screaming Bills fans pack the stadium for each and every home game, creating a raucous atmosphere that can often be heard from miles away. Buffalo fans often take over games, Dalton Pompey Blue Jays Jersey making it difficult for the opposition to even get a play off. This creates a home-field advantage like no other.
The Bills will kick off their 2018 home schedule this Sunday when they host the Los Angeles Chargers. Head coach Sean McDermott is excited to play at New Era Field once again, Devon Travis Blue Jays Jersey a stadium his team dominated in last season.
“It’s huge,” McDermott said. “6-2 last year, I believe, at home. We talk about defending our dirt quite a bit here, playing in front of our fans, to me the most passionate fanbase in the NFL, goes a long way toward creating a home-field advantage and giving our guys some energy and making it loud on opposing quarterbacks. Being able to that is very beneficial for us.”
Coach McDermott: “We love coming home to defend our dirt and play in front of the most passionate fans in the NFL. They always make it tough for opposing teams to play in Buffalo.” #GoBills pic.twitter.com/IwdfFWR2aA
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 14, 2018
The Bills will be without two major contr Dalton Pompey Jersey ibutors on defense this weekend when they host the L.A. Chargers in the home opener.
Nickel CB Taron Johnson and DE Shaq Lawson were both declared out for Sunday’s game. Neither Johnson nor Lawson practiced the entire week.
Johnson suffered a shoulder injury in last week’s game at Baltimore while making a tackle. Lawson came out of the season ope Devon Travis Jersey ner with a hamstring injury.
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QUESTIONABLE WR Ray-Ray McCloud – knee
The Chargers will be without starting DE Joey Bosa and starting RT Joe Barksdale.
OUT DE Joey Bosa – foot
RT Joe Barksdale – knee
CB Craig Mager – hamstring
This season at New Era Field, two popular fan destinations return! The Billevard and Fan Zone will be available to fans at the 2018 home opener, on Sunday, Sept. 16, with the Billevard opening at 9:00 a.m. an AaronS Sanchez Jersey d the Fan Zone opening at 9:30 a.m. At each Bills home game in 2018, the Billevard and the Fan Zone will both be available to fans prior to kickoff and will stay open until kickoff*.
The Billevard, located on Abbott Road outside of The Bills Store parking lot near Tim Hortons Gate 5 and Pepsi Gate 3, will feature rotating activities throughout the season that will be sure to give Bills fans of all ages something to experience before each home game. Each week, the Billevard will feature games, interactive booths, food trucks, music, and exciting offerings by many of the Bills partners.
At the home opener against Los Angeles, activations on the Billevard will include a collectible sticker book giveaway courtesy of Panini America, a raffle of signed Bills memorabilia from BlueRock Energy, free samples from Yancey’s Fancy, a tent where M&T will distribute a variety of M&T Bank branded items, while offering fans the opportunity to sign up for an M&T Bank Bills Visa Check Card, an all-new beer garden featuring tailgate games and Labatt products located in a giant helmet, a mechanical bull ride provided by New Era, a tent and trailer from Pepsi that will allow fans to sample Pepsi product and participate in tailgate-themed games, and more! Additionally, fans can enjoy music provided by DJ Milk, DPM photo and virtual reality stations that will show fans what it’s like in the locker room and tunnel on game day, Bills-themed haircuts, a caricature artist offe Kevin Pillar Women’s Jersey ring free drawings, an airbrush tattoo booth, and a special performance by the STAMPEDE. Be sure to check the game day page here leading up to a home game for a complete schedule of events as well as a full list of things fans can find on the Billevard.
The Fan Zone, located in the ADPRO Sports Training Center on the south side of New Era Field near Lot 2, will feature more hands-on activities for fans to enjoy. Bills fans can test their skills on the football field by participating in a quarterback challenge, field goal kick, and more!
The Fan Zone will also allow fans to challenge their friends by going through a mock NFL combine, which includes the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, and broad jump! For fans who would rather leave the f Kevin Pillar Jersey ootball to the players, the Fan Zone will also offer trivia, mini golf, a souvenir photo station, a virtual bobblehead, and a virtual reality booth. Before heading to the Fan Zone, all fans are encouraged to fill out waivers online to save time on game day.
The adult waiver can be found here, while the waiver for minors can be found here.
Eric D. Williams' pick: The Chargers face the Bills for the second consecutive year, with Buffalo's quarterback — rookie first-round pick Josh Allen — making his first NFL start. The Bills hope Allen's debut does not go as badly as last season, when Nathan Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of his debut. The Chargers are the better team and hungry for their first win after a humbling defeat to the Chiefs at home in their season opene Kevin Pillar Jersey r last week. The Chargers have AaronS Sanchez Blue Jays Jersey defeated the Bills in their past three meetings. Chargers 27, Bills 20
Mike Rodak's pick: Joey Bosa, who pressured or hit Peterman on all five of his interceptions last season, will not play Sunday. Neither will Eric Wood and Richie Incognito, the Bills' two best offensive linemen from last season's game, who both retired. With Allen making his first career start, the Chargers still have the advantage. Chargers 27, Bills 17
It would be just like the NFL for the Bills to win here after everyone has laughed at them for a week. I don’t know exactly how they can keep it close in Josh Allen’s first start, but I do know the Chargers didn’t look good last week either and now they’re in the tough “West Coast team in a 10 a.m. Pacific time start” situation. Bills over Chargers.
The Chargers (0-1) played fairly well offensively in Week 1, but their defense was Kevin Pillar Women’s Jersey no match for the Chiefs. The Bills (0-1), even with Josh Allen at quarterback, are not the Chiefs. Pick: Chargers