Just one of the many things the Bills are bad at. As with every other team, the Buffalo Bills’ full slate of opponents for the 2014 season has been known since the conclusion of the last regular season. All that remains with the full schedule release is finding out in what order they play those opponents.
The NFL would prefer its schedule remain a secret until it’s released later this month. Leave it to the Bills to potentially spoil one of the bigger reveals: who plays on Thanksgiving.
On the Bills official website, there’s a listicle of things to look forward to about the 2014 season, this item is included about their game against the Lions.
Bills first year defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will make his first visit to Ford Field on the opposing sideline after he served as the Lions’ head coach for the previous five years.
Buffalo and Detroit will meet for the 10th time in the regular season in 2014. The Bills have played in eight previous Thanksgiving Day games (4-4) in team history with their last appearance on Turkey Day coming in 1994.
That would seem to imply that the Bills know that they’re playing on Thanksgiving in Detroit. Perhaps it’s simply speculation from the writer. After all, Buffalo has already known that they’re playing at Detroit. Nevertheless, it’s an odd inclusion that invites assumption on the reader’s part.
That said, the Bills and the Lions sounds unremarkable enough to be the opening Thanksgiving game, so I’m inclined to believe it.