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NFL schedule to be released Wednesday; Buffalo Bills leaks and rumors

We are collecting all the rumors and leaks about the Bills schedule in one spot.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The 2019 NFL schedule will be released at 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday night, the league announced on Tuesday. Before that, there will certainly be leaks that trickle out across the NFL landscape and we’re here to collect them.

Last year, we had the entire Buffalo Bills schedule hours before the official release.

Here are the teams Buffalo is playing and where the game will take place. This year, in addition to the normal rotation of AFC East games home and away, the Bills will face the AFC North and NFC East. The other two games, determined by 2018 divisional finish, will be against the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans.

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Away:


Leaks and rumors

Week 1
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Not the Steelers, who will open on Sunday Night Football against...
Not the Patriots, who open the season hosting Sunday Night Football.
New York Jets and Cleveland Browns are rumored to be the Week 1 MNF matchup.

Week 2
Buffalo Bills at New York Giants

Not the Dolphins, not the Patriots.
Not the Browns, who play the Jets.
Not the Eagles, who play the Falcons.

Week 3
Buffalo Bills host Cincinnati Bengals, per NY Daily News

Not the Jets, who play the Patriots
Not the Steelers, who play the 49ers

Week 4
Buffalo Bills host New England Patriots, per Jeff Howe

Week 5

Not the Eagles, who play the Jets
Not Washington, who plays the Patriots
Not Cowboys, who play the Packers

Week 6

Not the Cowboys, who play the Jets
Not the Giants, who play the Patriots

Week 7
Buffalo Bills host Miami Dolphins

Week 8

Buffalo Bills host Philadelphia Eagles

Not the Bengals, who are officially playing in London during Week 8.
Not the Browns, who play the Patriots.
Not the Dolphins, who are playing the Steelers.
Not the Steelers, who are playing the Dolphins

Week 9

Buffalo Bills at Washington

Probably not the Bengals, who are playing in London during Week 8.
Not the Dolphins, who play the Jets.
Not the Ravens, who play the Patriots.

Week 10
Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns, per NYUP.com

Not the Giants, who play the Jets.

Week 11
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Not Washington, who plays the Jets.
Not the Eagles, who play the Patriots.

Week 12

Very strong rumors that this game is home against the Denver Broncos.

Not the Cowboys, who play the Patriots
Not the Dolphins, who play the Browns

Week 13 (Thanksgiving)

VERY strong rumors that the Bills will be playing on Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys.

Not the Dolphins, as Miami is expected to play on Thanksgiving.
Not the Bengals, who play the Jets

Week 14

Not the Dolphins, who play the Jets.
Not the Cowboys, who play the Bears

Week 15

Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers

Not the Ravens, who play the Jets.
Not the Bengals, who play the Patriots

Week 16
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Week 17
Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets


2019 Buffalo Bills schedule

Week Date Time (Eastern) Opponent Notes
Week Date Time (Eastern) Opponent Notes
Pre-1 Aug 8 7:00 PM INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Former Bills QB Frank Reich returns as coach of Colts
Pre-2 Aug 16 7:00 PM @ Carolina Panthers Second year in a row against McDermott & Beane's former team
Pre-3 Aug 23 8:00 PM @ Detroit Lions After one year off, BUF/DET is back on
Pre-4 Aug 29 7:00 PM MINNESOTA VIKINGS Two home games, maybe two combined drives with the starters
1 Sep 8 1:00 p.m. @ New York Jets Darnold vs Allen is early this year
2 Sep 15 1:00 p.m. @ New York Giants Two straight trips to the same stadium
3 Sep 22 1:00 p.m. CINCINNATI BENGALS Bills home opener
4 Sep 29 1:00 p.m. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Patriots have struggled in September over last five seasons
5 Oct 6 1:00 p.m. @ Tennessee Titans Best road trip option of 2019?
6 Oct 14 BYE
7 Oct 20 1:00 p.m. MIAMI DOLPHINS Josh Rosen could be under center
8 Oct 27 1:00 p.m. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Middle of four straight weeks in Orchard Park
9 Nov 3 1:00 p.m. WASHINGTON Will a rookie QB be in by now?
10 Nov 10 1:00 p.m. @ Cleveland Browns Mayfield vs Allen is gonna be fun
11 Nov 17 1:00 p.m. @ Miami Dolphins Alternated wins and losses in Miami since 2012 (BUF's turn to win)
12 Nov 24 1:00 p.m. DENVER BRONCOS Will a rookie QB be in by now?
13 THANKSGIVING 4:30 p.m. @ Dallas Cowboys First time on Thanksgiving since 1994
14 Dec 8 1:00 p.m. BALTIMORE RAVENS Jackson vs Allen in another second-year QB battle
15 Dec 15 1:00 p.m. @ Pittsburgh Steelers Bills haven't won in PIT since 1993 playoffs
16 Dec 21/22 TBD @ New England Patriots Could be played Saturday or Sunday
17 Dec 29 1:00 p.m. NEW YORK JETS The Bills open and close the season against the Jets
Playoffs TBD