Buffalo Bills: Initial takeaways from the 2019 schedule release

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The 2019 Buffalo Bills schedule is out and there are a few surprises. One is rather cool while the other may frustrate some fans.

The wait is officially over as the 2019 NFL schedule has been released and Buffalo Bills fans know where and when the team will be playing this season.

In case you missed it, here is the schedule:

The first takeaway is that there is not one primetime game on the schedule. That is a bummer as the Bills are the only team not in primetime this year.

The consolation is that the Bills are playing on Thanksgiving! Nothing like some football to distract from awkward conversations at a family gathering.

The other note is that the Bills could end up playing in primetime against the New England Patriots in Week 16.

If the Bills are still in playoff contention I would imagine this would be a perfect game to put in that 8:15 slot on Saturday night. And as you can see, there are several games eligible for flex scheduling. So it is entirely possible the Bills end up with a game in primetime in 2019.

Opening on the road for two straight weeks is a bit frustrating. Yet the Bills don’t have to go far and will go to the same location in Week 1 and Week 2.

It also means the team has three straight home games later on in the year following the bye week. That is perfect.

The Thanksgiving game will likely be the one that stands out the most to fans, along with the home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

We will have more schedule coverage and hot takes throughout the week as I’m sure this will be a hot topic of discussion on social media and at water coolers around Western New York.

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What are you initial thoughts on the schedule?