Last week there was no question about it. Tom Brady and the Patriots come into town and the place is sold out. The Buffalo Bills face a different story in week 2. Cam Newton and D’Angelo Williams bring in the Carolina Panthers and the Buffalo Bills flirt with a blackout.
As of Wednesday there were 1600 seats still available for the week 2 home game. By the end of today the Buffalo Bills have announced that the black-out has been lifted and the game will be televised.
The Bills are also possibly facing blackouts for games against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 3rd, the New York Jets on November 17th and the Miami Dolphins on December 22nd. Half of the Bills home games occur during the month of September and then they have the other half the spread out the rest of the season with the December 1st game in Toronto against Joe Flacco and the Atlanta Falcons considered a home game.
The likelihood that the other three games be blacked out is minimal at this point. The Jets game should be a sell out as should the dolphins game, depending on where they are in the playoff race, if at all. The Chiefs might be the only game that could be blacked out based on the opponent that we are playing.
Most likely, many of those 1600 seats still available yesterday have reached the secondary market. You can find Bills tickets here for this week’s game, beginning for as low as $49.