While there is still no guarantee that there will be an NFL season in 2011-12, fans had something to look forward to on Tuesday, as the preseason schedule was released. The exhibition slate will open up as usual from Canton with the Hall of Fame game featuring the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams.
The Buffalo Bills will open up the preseason traveling to Chicago to battle the defending NFC North Campion Bears in Week 1 (Aug. 11-15). In Week 2 (Aug. 18-22) Buffalo will travel a mile high into the Rockies to face the Tim Tebow led Denver Broncos. This will be a preview, as the Bills will host the Broncos in the regular season.
Buffalo fans will get their first look at the 2011 Bills in Week 3 (Aug. 25-28) when the Jacksonville Jaguars head to the Ralph. In Week 4 (Sep. 1-2), the Bills will close the preseason in Orchard Park against the Detroit Lions, who were the victims of the Bills first victory in 2010.
The dates and times of the games are unavailable at this time. However, all of the nationally televised games were released, unfortunately the Bills didn’t make the cut.
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