This Sunday, September 18, the Buffalo Bills will host the Oakland Raiders in a Week 2 matchup of two teams that were able to come out of the season opener with victories on the road. The Bills won at Kansas City 41-7, while the Raiders won at Denver, 23-20, in Monday Night Football. For whichever team can emerge victorious in this contest, starting out with a 2-0 record is motivation enough.
This game is the home opener for the Bills 2011 schedule, and the game has already been sold out, so there will be 80,000-plus Bills fans ready to enjoy the new Bills uniforms, the new field surface and the new Bills team. There may be a few Raiders fans in attendance as well.
The 2011 season is obviously very new, but based on the SSS (small sample size) it is noteworthy that some members of both teams got off to great starts and will be the focus for opponents' game plans. We will take a detailed look at the anticipated key matchups for this contest.