Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bills say 'no' to Toronto, Rogers Centre agreement


The Buffalo Bills lost five of six games while playing games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, the last coming in 2013 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Apparently, that game was the straw that broke the camel's back.

After postponing the series this year following poor attendance and even worse play, team president Russ Brandon and Co. pulled the plug on the five-year extension signed back in May of 2012, halting any further trips north of the border for "home games" away from The Ralph.

"We felt after the Atlanta game last year that it was time to move away from the series ultimately," Brandon said, via Mike Rodak of "I think from a football and from an organizational perspective, that is what we were working towards, and we're very pleased that it's come to a final conclusion."

The players certainly seem to think so, too. 

Following the news Wednesday, tight end Scott Chandler, along with others, spoke out about the decision.

"Yeah, well the Washington game up there a couple years ago was fun but other than that it wasn’t the greatest," Chandler said. "I think that it will be good for our home fans to get a game at the Ralph.

"I don’t get to be somebody that makes those decisions, but I think as a team we’re pretty happy."

Here's a breakdown of the team's games from Toronto:

2008: Bills lose 16-3 to Miami Dolphins

2009: Bills lose 19-13 to New York Jets

2010: Bills lose 22-19 to Chicago Bears

2011: Bills shut out Washington Redskins, 23-0

2012: Bills lose to Seattle Seahawks, 50-17

2013: Bills lost 34-31 in overtime to Atlanta Falcons

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