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BUFFALO BILLSGAME RELEASE - Week 11 Buffalo Bills (5-4) vs. Cleveland Browns (3-6) Monday, November 17, 8:30, at Ralph Wilson Stadium - Orchard Park, NY BILLS RETURN TO MONDAY NIGHTThe Buffalo Bills will look to end a three game losing streak this week as they host the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. Monday Night Football returns to Western New York for the second straight year. The game will mark the rst time the Bills have hosted Monday Night Football in consecutive seasons since 1993-94. With a win against the Browns and on Monday Night Football, Buffalo will accomplish the following: Win their rst game in four weeks Improve to 6-4 on the season Win their rst MNF game since 1999 (23-18 at Miami) Last week, the Bills lost their third division game of the season with a 20-10 loss at New England. Rookie WR James Hardy caught his second career touchdown in the contest. RB Marshawn Lynch led the team with 46 yards rushing on 14 carries and QB Trent Edwards threw for 120 yards on 13 of 23 passing. Next week, the Bills travel on the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
BROADCAST INFOTELEVISION: ESPN PLAY-BY-PLAY: Mike Tirico COLOR ANALYSTS: Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser SIDELINE REPORTERS: Suzy Kolber and Michelle Tafoya PRODUCER: Jay Rothman DIRECTOR: Suzanne Smith BILLS RADIO NETWORK FLAGSHIP: Buffalo 97 Rock (96.9 FM) and The Edge (103.3 FM); Rochester WHAM (1180 AM); Toronto - FAN (590 AM) PLAY-BY-PLAY: John Murphy (22nd year, 5th as play-by-play) COLOR ANALYST: Mark Kelso (3rd year) SIDELINE REPORTER: Paul Peck (10th year)
UPCOMING WEEKS SCHEDULETuesday, November 11 - PLAYERS DAY OFF Wednesday, November 12 - Practice - 11:20 - 1:30 pm Open to media (11:40 am - 12:00 noon) Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel conf. call - 11:30 am Open Locker room - 1:30 - 2:30 pm Fieldhouse - Edwards, Evans, Stroud, TBD Defensive coaches available upon request Coach Dick Jauron in Media Room - 2:30 pm Brady Quinn conference call - 3:30 pm Thursday, November 13 - Practice - 11:20 am - 1:30 pm Open to media (11:40 am - 12:00 noon) Open Locker room - 1:30 - 2:30 pm Offensive coaches available upon request Friday, November 14 - Practice - 10:25 - 12 noon Open to the media (10:35 - 10:45 am) Open locker room - 12 noon - 1:00 pm Saturday, November 15 - Practice - 11:00 - 12:30 pm Open to the media (11:00 - 11:10 am) Open locker room - 12:30 - 1:15 pm Sunday, November 16 - Walk-thru - Closed to the media Monday, November 17 - Bills vs. Browns - 8:30 pm ****All dates and times are subject to change.****
BILLS ON NOVEMBER 17thThis weeks game will mark the eighth time the Bills have played on November 17th. The Bills last played Cleveland on this date in 1986 and lost 17-7. The Bills last played a Monday Night Football game on this date in 1997 and lost to Miami 30-13. This week will mark the Bills rst home Monday Night Football game on this date in team history. Buffalo has played only two home games on this date. The Bills have a 1-6 overall record on this date. Below is a list of the teams results on November 17th:NOVEMBER 17th OVERALL RECORD - 1-6 2002, @ Kansas City, L 16-17 1997, @ Miami, L 13-30 - MNF 1996, Vs. Cincinnati, W 31-17 1986, @ Cleveland, L 7-17 1975, @ Cincinnati, L 24-33 1974, @ Miami, L 28-35 1963, Vs. San Diego, L 13-23
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SCHEDULE & CREDENTIAL DEADLINESAll credential requests should be made through the Buffalo Bills media website - www.buffalobills.com/media. For all credential questions please contact Vice President of Communications Scott Berchtold (716-312-8701 or [email protected]) or Dawn Dotzler (716-312-8700 or [email protected]). Sunday, Sept. 7 Sunday, Sept. 14 Sunday, Sept. 21 Sunday, Sept. 28 Sunday, Oct. 5 Sunday, Oct. 12 Sunday, Oct. 19 Sunday, Oct. 26 Sunday, Nov. 2 Sunday, Nov. 9 REGULAR SEASON SEATTLE SEAHAWKS At Jacksonville Jaguars OAKLAND RAIDERS At St. Louis Rams At Arizona Cardinals BYE WEEK SAN DIEGO CHARGERS At Miami Dolphins NEW YORK JETS At New England Patriots W 23-14 L 25-16 L 26-17 L 20-10 W 34 - 10 W 20 - 16 W 24 - 23 W 31-14 L 41-17
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULEBased on 2007 regular season records, the Buffalo Bills opponents for the season accumulated a record of 115-141. The Bills strength of schedule is .449. Below is a list of the Bills 2008 opponents and their 2007 regular season records as well as their 2008 records.OPPONENT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at Jacksonville Jaguars OAKLAND RAIDERS at St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at Miami Dolphins NEW YORK JETS at New England Patriots CLEVELAND BROWNS at Kansas City Chiefs SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MIAMI DOLPHINS at New York Jets at Denver Broncos NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TOTAL 2007 RECORD 10-6 11-5 4-12 3-13 8-8 11-5 1-15 4-12 16-0 10-6 4-12 5-11 1-15 4-12 7-9 16-0 115-141 (44.9%) 2008 RECORD 2-7 4-5 2-7 2-7 6-3 4-5 5-4 6-3 6-3 3-6 1-8 2-7 5-4 6-3 5-4 6-3 65-79 (45.1%)
Monday, Nov. 17 CLEVELAND BROWNS 8:30 - ESPN Credential Request deadline - Tuesday, Nov. 11 - 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 23 At Kansas City Chiefs 1:00* - CBS Credential Request deadline - Thursday, Nov. 13 - 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 30 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:00* - FOX Credential Request deadline - Tuesday, Nov. 25 - 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 7 MIAMI DOLPHINS (Toronto) 4:05* - CBS Credential Request deadline - Tuesday, Dec. 2 - 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 14 At New York Jets 1:00* - CBS Credential Request deadline - Thursday, Dec. 4 - 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 21 At Denver Broncos 4:05* - CBS Credential Request deadline - Thursday, Dec. 11 - 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 28 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00* - CBS Credential Request deadline - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 12 noon
Below is a list of NFL teams whose opponents have the lowest winning percentage based on the 2007 regular season schedule. The Bills opponents have the fth lowest winning percentage in the NFL.RK 1. 2. 3. 4. T5. TEAM New England San Diego Oakland Denver BUFFALO New Orleans STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE .387 (99-157) .422 (108-148) .438 (112-144) .445 (114-142) .449 (115-141) .449 (115-141)
BUFFALO BILLS MEDIA WEBSITEPlease visit the Buffalo Bills media website for all up-todate information regarding the team at www.buffalobills.com/media The Buffalo Bills media website regularly posts the following information: Game Credential Request forms Coach/Player/Personnel Transcripts Coach/Player/Personnel Clips Lastest Press Releases Up-to-date practice schedules Media Availability Sessions Full Record Book Media Guide and Historical Files Transactions Media Relations Department Contact Information
* The NFL this season will continue to use a primetime exible scheduling element on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. The NFL will have additional exibility to move the start times of games on Sundays, using a 12-day notice format. For example, a game scheduled for Sunday, November 26 could move from a 1:00 PM ET kickoff to an 8:15 PM start, but the change would be made and announced no later than Tuesday, November 14. In Week 17, in order to ensure a Sunday night game with playoff implications, the decision to move the start time may be made on six days notice.
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LAST WEEK - BILLS at PATRIOTSThe Buffalo Bills offense struggled all afternoon against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., amassing only 168 total yards, as the Bills dropped their third game in a row to an AFC East division opponent. It was the Bills tenth straight loss to the Patriots, who improved to 6-3 and held onto their share of the division lead. The Patriots got out to a 10-0 lead thanks to a 13-yard touchdown run by QB Matt Cassel early in the rst quarter and a 32-yard Stephen Gostkowski eld goal early in the second. The Bills were able to put together an 11-play, 56 yard drive in the middle of the second quarter, helped along by two third-down passes by QB Trent Edwards. The drive ended with a 25-yard Rian Lindell eld goal, and the Bills went into the break down a touchdown, 3-10. The second half brought more of the same for Buffalo. Edwards threw his second interception late in the third quarter and the offense struggled to string a drive together. DT Marcus Stroud forced a fumble early in the fourth quarter, which was recovered by S George Wilson, but the Bills punted the ball away just six plays later. A late spark was provided by rookie KR Leodis McKelvin, who broke an 85-yard return to set the Bills up on the Patriots 14-yard line. One play later, rookie WR James Hardy was in the end zone, the recipient of a 14-yard pass from Edwards. It was the second touchdown catch of Hardys career, but it was too little, too late for the Bills. After Buffalo could not recover the ensuing the onside kick, New England ran out the clock on their 20-10 victory.
BEST STARTS IN BILLS HISTORYThe Bills are off to a 5-4 start in 2008. The Bills are 5-4 through nine games for the second consecutive season. Below is a look at the best starts in team history through nine games and 10 games: Record 9-0 8-1 Years 1964 1988 1990 1991 1965 1974 1992 1993 1980 1981 1983 1989 1995 1996 1999 1966 1973 1975 1994 1997 1998 2000 2002 2007 2008
TEAM BILLS PATRIOTS
1 0 7
2 3 3
3 0 3
4 7 7
FINAL 10 20