The NFL schedule for the 2019 season was released yesterday and many teams found out that they’ll be playing in primetime many times this year. But there was one team that will not be appearing in the evening slot.
A breakdown of the schedules done by James Palmer revealed that the Buffalo Bills are the odd team out when it comes to primetime games. It’s especially odd considering that 23 teams have at least two primetime games, while 10 have five of them.
It’s a bit of a tough break for the Buffalo Bills, who are not without compelling reasons to watch in 2019. They come into the season with an intriguing sophomore quarterback in Josh Allen, participating an increasingly competitive division, and a revamped offense.
Last year Buffalo hosted the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football for the team’s only primetime game.
Below is a list of the number of primetime games for each team in 2019: The Bills are the only team without a primetime game. pic.twitter.com/hQfZm2A5yt
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) April 18, 2019
It is a little odd to see that more teams have five primetime games than teams with one or less.
The NFL seems to be doing all it can to bring some of the most compelling matchups to television, but the league can almost never predict which teams are going to be compelling this early in the year.
Nevertheless, Buffalo clearly got the short end of the stick as far as national attention goes, so the team will have to do its best to make its mark on Sundays alone.