When the Buffalo Bills take on the Chicago Bears this coming Sunday, they'll do so from a stadium in which they have never won a regular season game. Since starting the Bills in Toronto Series in 2008, the Bills are 0-2 when hosting teams at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
On December 7, 2008, the Bills lost in their regular season debut north of the border, falling 16-3 to the visiting Miami Dolphins. Chad Pennington hit Anthony Fasano on a 20-yard scoring strike to give Miami all the scoring they'd need, as the J.P. Losman-led Bills only managed 207 total yards of offense in defeat.
Nearly a year later, on December 3, 2009, the New York Jets left Toronto with a win over the Bills. Mark Sanchez found Braylon Edwards on a 13-yard scoring strike to give the Jets a 16-10 lead in the third quarter, and Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills again couldn't close the gap offensively in the 19-13 loss. Fitzpatrick threw for just 98 yards in the loss, while Buffalo's offense managed just 221 in total.
Doing some quick math, the Bills are averaging eight points and 214 total yards per game offensively in Toronto. Maybe it's just me, but I'm thinking they'll need a bit more than that to get the job done this weekend.
They'd do well to channel some of the magic they've displayed at the Rogers Centre in the preseason. Buffalo is 2-0 in warm-up games north of the border, with Trent Edwards performing exceedingly well in leading the Bills to a 24-21 win over Pittsburgh in 2008, and a 34-21 win over Indianapolis just this past August.