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Bills' 2008 Schedule Announced

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The Buffalo Bills' 2008 schedule has been announced, with the Bills' return to Monday Night Football the highlight. The Bills will host the Cleveland Browns on MNF, the second straight season the Bills will host a Monday Night game. The team will also play its regular season matchup against the Dolphins on December 7th in Toronto. The full schedule (once again, big ups to Sean Yuille of Pride of Detroit for coding up another beauty):

PRESEASON
Wk. Date Opponent Venue Time (ET) TV
1 August 7 at Washington Redskins FedEx Field 7:00 PM WKBW
2 August 14 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Ralph Wilson Stadium 7:30 PM WKBW
3 August 24 at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 8:00 PM NFLN
4 August 28 vs Detroit Lions Ralph Wilson Stadium 6:30 PM WKBW
REGULAR SEASON
Wk. Date Opponent Venue Time (ET) TV
1 September 7 vs Seattle Seahawks Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM TBA
2 September 14 at Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
3 September 21 vs Oakland Raiders Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
4 September 28 at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome 4:05 PM TBA
5 October 5 at Arizona Cardinals U. of Phoenix Stadium 4:15 PM TBA
6 October 12 ---BYE WEEK---
7 October 19 vs San Diego Chargers Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
8 October 26 at Miami Dolphins Dolphin Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
9 November 2 vs New York Jets Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
10 November 9 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
11 November 17 vs Cleveland Browns* Ralph Wilson Stadium 8:30 PM ESPN
12 November 23 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
13 November 30 vs San Francisco 49ers Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM TBA
14 December 7 vs Miami Dolphins* Rogers Centre (Toronto) 4:05 PM CBS
15 December 14 at New York Jets The Meadowlands 1:00 PM CBS
16 December 21 at Denver Broncos Invesco Field 4:05 PM CBS
17 December 28 vs New England Patriots Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 PM CBS
*Played on MNF/Nationally Televised ¤ Flex Scheduling from Weeks 11-17

Let me be the first to announce my displeasure that the Bills are playing the Dolphins in Toronto. What is the international appeal with that franchise in the first place? Not to mention the fact that watching the Bills pound our biggest rivals into submission is one of the better home games of the season - and it's happened exactly that way for a few years now. Why the NFL exported a division game, I'll never know. Exporting the Oakland or San Diego games makes a whole lot more sense to me. But maybe it's just me. I'll miss watching our defense torch John Beck, though (live anyways).

One positive: the Bills will not play the Patriots coming off of their bye week this year. The Pats' bye is in Week 5, and they face the 49ers in Week Six. The NFL finally caught themselves there (or realized we'd caught them).

Thoughts on the schedule?