When the Buffalo Bills (5-2) welcome the Washington Redskins (1-7) to New Era Field at 1 p.m. Sunday in a Week 9 clash, it will represent Washington’s first trip to Western New York in 16 years, the longest stretch any NFL team has gone between trips to Orchard Park.
The last time Washington traveled to face the Bills in Orchard Park was the 2003 season, when Buffalo bested the Redskins 24-7 on Oct. 19, 2003. The team’s last “home” game against Washington was Oct. 30, 2011 in Toronto, when the Bills posted a 23-0 shutout win.
This time, when they square off, it will feature two teams heading in opposite directions. Buffalo is tied for second place in the AFC, while Washington is turning the reins over to rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins who will make his first start.
Washington’s only win on the year came in a 17-16 squeaker against the winless Miami Dolphins, while Buffalo is looking to regain its mojo following a 31-13 shellacking against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fans can look forward to seeing two of the league’s top-six all-time rushers on the field in Frank Gore (15,170 rushing yards) and Adrian Peterson (13,701). Gore is fourth all-time in rushing yards while Peterson is sixth.
This will be the 15th meeting all-time between the Bills and the Redskins. Buffalo holds an 8-6 lead in the series and has won six of the last seven match-ups.
The last time these two teams met, Buffalo traveled to our nation’s capital and dropped a 35-25 decision on Dec. 20, 2015. Washington raced out to a 21-0 halftime lead and prevailed thanks to Kirk Cousins, who completed 22 of 28 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Buffalo fell despite out-gaining Washington 452-431, including 240-123 on the ground. Tyrod Taylor completed 16 of 27 passes for 235 yards with two TDs to Sammy Watkins, who hauled in five passes for 111 yards.
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried locally on FOX on WUTV 29 and CFTO 9 in Buffalo, WUHF 31 in Rochester, WFXV 33 and WSYT 68 in Syracuse and Utica, WSYT 68 and WICZ 40 in Binghamton, and WICZ 40, WYDC 48 and WSYT 68 in Elmira. View the broadcast map
Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), and Laura Okmin (sideline reporter).
Location: New Era Field | Orchard Park, NY
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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Friday Injury Report
- Limited participant: S Kurt Coleman (hamstring), T Cody Ford (elbow), CB Levi Wallace (shoulder).
- Did not practice: LB Maurice Alexander (knee), DE Shaq Lawson (non-injury related).
- Full participant: CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), DT Treyvon Hester (elbow), G Wes Martin (chest), CB Josh Norman (thigh/hand), RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), DB Jeremy Reaves (concussion), Steven Sims Jr. (toe).
- Limited participant: TE Vernon Davis (concussion), QB Case Keenum (concussion).
- Did not practice: S Deshazor Everett (ankle), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), RB Chris Thompson (toe).