Buffalo Bills Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
- 16th of September 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- 23rd of September 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
- 30th of September 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
- 7th of October 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers
- 14th of October 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals
- 21st of October 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans
- Bye Week
- 4th of November 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans
- 11th of November 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
- 15th of November 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
- 25th of November 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts
- 2nd of December 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- 9th of December 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. St. Louis Rams
- 16th of December 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks
- 23rd of December 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
- 30th of December 2012: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
Overview of the Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills were one of the founding members of the AFL in 1959 and began play in 1960. The Bills have played their home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York since 1973 making them the New York based franchise to actually play their games in the state. The franchises most successful period was from 1988-1993 when they won their division five times and qualified for the Super Bowl on four occasions. The Bills have struggled in the last decade and have not made the playoffs since 1999.
Statistics Overview of the Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are yet to win a Super Bowl despite winning six AFC Conference Championships. They have won their division on ten occasions and have qualified for the playoffs seventeen times. They have a regular season record of 364-416-8 and a playoffs record of 14-15. The franchise biggest rivalry is with the Miami Dolphins. The geographical between the divisional rivals is one of the biggest in the NFL.Conference: AFC
Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium (1973- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 6 (1964, 1965, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
Division Championships: 10 (1964, 1965, 1966, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995)
Playoff Appearances:: 17 (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999)
Overall Record: 364-416-8
Playoff Record: 14-15
Biggest Rivals: Miami Dolphins
Head Coach: Chan Gailey
Legenday Players: Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith
Buffalo Bills: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Harvard graduate Ryan Fitzpatrick was drafted by the St Louis Rams with the 250th pick of the 2005 NFL draft. Fitzpatrick became just the 5th player to throw for over 300 yards in his NFL debut but was quickly dropped two games later after a disastrous performance against the Minnesota Vikings. Fitzpatrick served as back-up in 2006 and was traded to the Bengals in 2007. Because of an injury to Carson Palmer, Fitzpatrick was starting quarterback for over half the 2008 season. He impressed enough to be signed as starting quarterback by the Bills in 2009. Fitzpatrick has been a consistent performer for the Bills in recent years. He started last season tremendously but played the second half of the season with broken ribs. Fitzpatrick is the key man for the Bills and must perform if the Bills are too break their playoffs drought.
Offensive Star: Fred Jackson
Running back Fred Jackson took the long way to the NFL. He went undrafted in 2003 and played indoor football and NFL Europe before finally winning a NFC roster in 2006. Jackson battled Marshawn Lynch for the starting duties from 2007 to 2009 but finally won the job at the end of the 2009 season. Jackson rushed for over 1000 yards in 2009 and well just short in 2010. Jackson was having a stunning season in 2011, rushing for over 100 yards in six of the first ten matches, but had his season prematurely ended by a fracture fibula. Jackson resigned with the Bills in the off season and will be out to recapture his early season 2011 form.
Defensive Star: Terrence McGee
Cornerback Terrence McGee was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft. Throughout his career McGee has combined his work on defense with kick returning, making him one of the most useful dual purpose players in the NFL. McGee was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2004 and was All-Pro in 2004 and 2005. He holds the Bills record for most career fumble return yards and most passes defended as well as most career kickoff return yards and touchdowns.
Head Coach: Chan Gailey
Journeyman Chan Gailey has coached all over America in his thirty-eight year coaching career. He head- coached in the College Football and the World League of American Football before winning the Cowboys head coaching role in 1998. Despite qualifying the side for the playoffs in 1998 and 1999 seasons Gailey was sacked as head coach. Gailey did not return to the NFL head coaching ranks until 2010, after a successful stint as head coach of Georgia Tech. Gailey has not had a winning season since taking over as coach of the Bills and is under pressure to end the franchises playoff drought this season.