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Buffalo Bills off to best start at home in 22 years

Buffalo has won its first four home games for first time since 1995

Thanks to their most recent home win, a thoroughly dominant 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Buffalo Bills improved to a perfect 4-0 at New Era Field.

Not only are the Bills one of just two teams with undefeated home records, Buffalo is off to its best start since the 1995 team won its first five games at home en route to a 10-6 record and an AFC East championship.

The Bills have defeated the New York Jets (21-12), the Denver Broncos (26-16), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (30-27), and the Raiders, and Buffalo has the longest active streak of games scoring 20-plus points at home, having surpassed 20 points in each of its last 13 games in Orchard Park.

Buffalo is outscoring its foes by an average of 27.8 to 17.3 at home, compared to being outscored 15.75 to 20 in four road games (1-3 record).

Buffalo’s ground game is producing 151 yards per game at home, versus only 89 yards per game on the road. The passing game has benefited from playing at home, too, averaging 210 yards per game at home against only 137 yards per game on the road. All-told, the Bills are averaging 361 yards of offense per game at home, compared to just 226 yards per game on the road.

Fans of the 2017 Buffalo Bills can only hope this year’s team shares another trait with the 1995 squad, as that was the last Bills team to win a home playoff game, knocking off the Miami Dolphins 37-22 at what was known then as Rich Stadium in the Wild Card round. The Bills lost on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-21 the following week in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

The Bills are currently one game behind the New England Patriots (6-2) for first-place in the AFC East, and are currently the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff projections.