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Buffalo Bills Links, 5/13: Breaking down Buffalo’s schedule

Plus, game-by-game predictions on how the Bills will fare in 2021.

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The 2021 Buffalo Bills’ schedule was released Wednesday night, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we take a look at the schedule, which features five nationally televised games, including a Thanksgiving night clash in New Orleans vs. the Saints.

We break down the slate, which begins with a home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 and includes two Monday Night Football showdowns—at the Tennessee Titans (Oct. 18) and home vs. the New England Patriots (Dec. 6)—and one Sunday Night Football matchup at the defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs (Oct. 10).

We also provide analysis and observations on Buffalo’s schedule, offer up insights and analysis for every game on the schedule, do a game-by-game prediction for how the Bills will fare this year, tell fans how they can follow the Bills as they seek to defend their AFC East championship, learn how two members of the 2021 NFL Draft class came to terms on contracts with the team, and more!


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Additional Bills news from around the web

Buffalo Bills release their schedule

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The Buffalo Bills have officially released their regular season schedule for the 2021 NFL season, starting with a Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 12 at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.

Buffalo to host Pittsburgh in Week 1 of NFL season; play in four prime-time games | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills have played the Steelers in each of the past two seasons on Sunday Night Football, winning both times, including a 26-15 win in Orchard Park in Week 14.

Buffalo Bills’ 2021 schedule: Here’s everything you need to know - Democrat & Chronicle
Bills schedule features four prime time games, seven tests against 2020 playoff teams.

Buffalo Bills 2021 schedule: Opponents, dates, times finalized - newyorkupstate.com
Bills set to play 4 primetime games, including Thanksgiving Day matchup with Saints.

Buffalo Bills’ 2021 schedule: No lulls for reigning AFC East champion - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
If Buffalo makes a third straight postseason trip it will have earned it, with seven straight games against contenders to open the season.

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Break out your Buffalo Bills jerseys, shirts, hats and Zubaz the 2021 NFL schedule has officially been released!

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The Bills will play four primetime games in the 2021 season.

Analysis and observations on Buffalo’s schedule

Observations on the Bills’ 2021 schedule, with upsides, downsides and over-unders | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Just like the days when the Bills had Jim Kelly, the single most important question in assessing the schedule is: How many games do the Bills have the advantage at quarterback?”

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From prime-time games to seeing a team for the first time in a long time, here are 10 takeaways from the 2021 Buffalo Bills schedule, which was released Wednesday night.

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Maddy Glab and Chris Brown broke down the 2021 Bills regular season schedule, highlighting the four primetime games, the Thanksgiving showdown against the Saints, and the matchups against the new-look AFC East.

Josh Reed and Thad Brown break down the Buffalo Bills’ 2021 schedule | News 4 Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills’ 2021 schedule was officially released Wednesday night. News 4 Sports Director Josh Reed and WROC News 8 Sports Director Thad Brown shares their thoughts on the season’s top attractions below.

Bills will host Steelers in 2021 season opener - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills have beaten the Steelers in each of the past two seasons, both in the big Sunday Night Football broadcast window.

Game-by-game predictions for 2021

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Jay Skurski breaks down every game of the Buffalo Bills’ 2021 schedule and shares his predictions for each game.

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Information on how to watch the Bills in 2021

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The Buffalo Bills start their season Sunday, September 12 against the Steelers.

Draft picks Boogie Basham, Jack Anderson sign

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In 31 games the past three seasons at Wake Forest, Basham made 33.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and had a defensive touchdown.

Odds and ends

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Gonzalez, 24, went undrafted out of Penn State in 2020 and signed as a rookie free agent with the Arizona Cardinals.

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