Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) passes the ball during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Rogers Center. Falcons beat the Bills 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Buffalo Bills won’t play in Toronto in 2014


It has become somewhat of a tradition for the Buffalo Bills to play a game in Toronto, Canada each year but this upcoming season will see a break in that tradition. According to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, the Bills are expected to announce this week that their annual game in Toronto won’t be played as p part of the 2014 season.

Per the Buffalo News:

The Bills were working diligently the past week with their Toronto series partner, Rogers Media Inc., to move this season’s Toronto game back to Ralph Wilson Stadium, a source connected to the series told The News. It was not clear what the move would mean for future years of the Bills in Toronto series. It’s possible the Bills could be calling a one-year hiatus in the series.

This doesn’t mean that the Bills are trading in their Toronto game for a game in London, but it does mean that we’re not going to see the NFL in Canada this year. The league wants to expand all the way over in England but the game is popular in Canada and that would seem to bet he most logical place to expand next.

Buffalo could return to Canada in 2015, but they won’t be heading there in 2014.

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  • chas territo

    Until the announcement is made I can not and will not give any credence to this. GO BILLS!!

    • Keith Ott

      This is excellent news, if true! The Toronto venue is terrible. The fans could care less about the Bills, so it’s always an extra away game. I’d rather it was in London!!

      • chas territo

        No to Toronto and frigging England too. Teams that play loooong distance games go on to have mediocre to bad seasons! GO BILLS!!

  • JGI

    Toronto in the NFC and Los Angeles in the AFC to even out the tv markets would be my expansion plan.