One Game a Year in Toronto Enough for Bills

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Buffalo Bills believe that one game a year in Toronto is enough.

Bills owner Ralph Wilson said he would prefer to wait a few years to determine whether or not playing regular season games in Toronto was a success. Buffalo will be playing one regular season game each year through the 2012 season. Rogers Communications, the Toronto company the Bills have the agreement with, would like Buffalo to consider playing additional games in Toronto each year.

If the NFL goes to an expanded schedule, as expected within the next couple of seasons, Rogers would like an added game in Toronto. “I’m sure they want another game. And who knows?” Wilson said, “I don’t know whether they’ll get another game or not. We’ll have to see how it works out up there”.  Last year was the first game in the five-year agreement for the Bills to play in Toronto as football betting information tells us.

Online betting information shows that the game was not a success last season as the seats were overpriced, the fans were cheering as much for the other team as they were the Bills, and the game was in the Rogers Centre which is a dome. This year organizers have lowered the prices by 17 percent as football betting information shows (which may not be enough).  The Bills lost last year’s game in Toronto to Miami by a score of 16-3 as football betting results show, and it didn’t even seem like a home game for Buffalo.

This season the Bills face another AFC East team, the New York Jets on December 3rd as football odds scheduling shows and it could again feel like a road game again.  While playing in Toronto may not be good for on the field results, it has been good for Buffalo in terms of money as football betting statistics show. The Bills are trying to expand their fan base into the Toronto area. It is about an hour and a half drive from Buffalo to Toronto.

The Bills are being well compensated for moving one game a year to Toronto and that is the big reason that Buffalo is doing this. The Bills could attract more attention this season because of the off-season signing of Terrell Owens. Buffalo is still a longshot though in football odds at the online sportsbook to win the Super Bowl at 45-1.

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