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10 reasons I’m not excited for the Buffalo Bills schedule

Why be excited for the Bills schedule?
Why be excited for the Bills schedule?
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It just becomes repetitive. Year after year the NFL schedule is released and after looking over the upcoming season, it’s obvious the Buffalo Bills have no chance to end the longest playoff drought in the NFL.

As a frustrated fan, here’s 10 reasons I’m not excited for the Bills schedule.

That Jerk: There’s always that jerk who somehow gives me a false sense of hope and allows me to foolishly believe the Bills will miraculously contend for the Wild Card spot.

No Monday Night Games: I guess it can be expected at this point. Who would want to watch a team that has accomplished a record of 88 wins and 136 losses since their last playoff appearance?

The Drought: 1999 was the last year the Buffalo Bills sniffed even a shot at the playoffs. That’s good enough for the longest such drought in the NFL.

The Patriots: In 2013 the Bills opened and closed the season against the Patriots. In 2011 they also closed against the Patriots. Well why not continue the trend? The Bills will close the season traveling to a place they have never won (0-12).

No Prime Time: The Bills haven’t played a Monday Night Football game since 2009 and haven’t played on Sunday night since 2007. The streak continues into 2014 as you can’t count football on Thursday.

What Snow: Usually a home field advantage late towards the season, the Bills play three of their final four games away from the Ralph. The only team they play in that stretch are the Packers who are, well…pretty used to it.

Damn Oakland: As a die-hard from Vegas, it’s not possible to travel to Buffalo. The closest game is in Oakland. Last time wearing a Bills jersey traveling into the Black Hole wasn’t a great experience. I’m older, wiser and have kids to take care of, might pass on it this year.

December Blues: If and that’s a big if, the Bills are still involved in playoff talk come December, all they have to do is beat the Packers, Broncos and Patriots.

Thanksgiving: So much for that…Most of us thought the Bills had a serious chance at traveling to Detroit on Thanksgiving. It would have been an even more special Turkey Day to see Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz go up against his old team.

On The Clock: The way I see it the Bills will be on the clock for the 2015 NFL Draft early. While after the season we can look back and think, “Hey this was a good thing” it sucks to think we’ll most likely be in the same damn position next year at this time.

Prove me wrong Buffalo…please