Bills GM Brandon Beane: 4 Prime-Time Games Is 'A Lot to Live Up To'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 8, 2020

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Beane refuses to paint himself into a corner in making any public commitment to selecting a quarterback in the first round of the draft. He says it's premature to determine what position the Bills will target with either of their two first-round picks, because his attention was focused on reshaping the roster through a series of trades and free-agent signings over the past few weeks. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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One day after the release of the 2020 NFL schedule, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane knows there's additional pressure on his team. 

Appearing on the NFL Network (h/t Nick Wojton of Bills Wire), Beane said their four prime-time games is "a lot" and "that's a lot to live up to."

Beane did note he appreciates the respect shown to the Bills, who have high expectations coming off a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in 2019. The team only had one prime-time game last season, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15 when it clinched a postseason berth with a 17-10 victory. 

The Bills' four prime-time games are against potential playoff teams, starting with a Week 6 Thursday night home game against the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. They will travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 13 and then return home the following week to face the Steelers on Sunday night. 

The Monday Night Football schedule wraps up in Week 16 with an AFC East showdown against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  

There's additional pressure if you believe oddsmakers because Caesars Sportsbook currently lists the Bills as co-favorites in the AFC East with the Patriots (+120; bet $100 to win $120).

Buffalo hasn't won the division title since 1995.