Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fitzpatrick talks Bills' home-weather advantage


The St. Louis Rams will be outside the friendly confines of their cozy dome stadium Sunday for a December game at the Buffalo Bills.

According to, Buffalo will be in the 30s at gametime with a 50 percent chance of rain. (photo: Tony Delgrosso, Flickr)

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says the Bills always welcome teams from pleasurable climates, whether its warmer weather or controlled dome atmospheres, with open arms.

"I do not know if anybody looks forward to coming to Buffalo and seeing icy, rainy and wintery mix," Fitzpatrick said Wednesday, via "... Living in the elements, just living in it every day, that is something that we use to our advantage."

Last week, Buffalo cruised to a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in inclement conditions. Prior to that game, Buffalo practiced outside in heavy wind to get acclimated.

"Not everybody on the staff enjoys that, Fitzpatrick said. "Not everybody that has to stand around all practice enjoys that, but I think it is something that helps us."

The Bills (5-7) are home for three of their last four games.

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