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7 Intriguing 2016 Buffalo Bills Schedule Storylines

Tyrod vs. Baltimore, Watkins vs. Sherman and more!

The Buffalo Bills' 2016 schedule was released on Thursday night.

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After looking at the schedule, here are 10 of the most intriguing Bills storylines.

Week 1: Tyrod Taylor vs. Baltimore Ravens

Taylor gets to play against the team that drafted him back in 2011. There's no animosity between Taylor and the Ravens, but it's still a fun way to open the season. Taylor never had the chance to start in Baltimore with Joe Flacco at the helm, but now he can attempt to get a win over his former team.

Week 2: Sammy Watkins vs. Darrelle Revis (Thursday Night Football)

The last time these two players faced off, Watkins dominated Revis and the Jets secondary to the tune of 11 receptions for 136 yards. This game will be Revis' chance to prove that he hasn't lost a step. Another dominant performance by Watkins would prove that the Bills wide receiver is one of the best receivers in the league.

This is also a rematch of last year's TNF Color Rush game. Hopefully they tweak the jerseys a bit as last year's jerseys were not friendly to the color-blind population.

Week 4: Bills defense vs. Jimmy Garoppolo?

There's a possibility that Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four weeks of the 2016 season. It's far from a guarantee but getting to play Garoppolo on the road rather than Brady? All Bills fans would sign up for that.

Week 5: Bills defense vs. No. 1 Overall Pick

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft will take the field against the Bills defense in Week 5. Will the Los Angeles Rams draft Carson Wentz or Jared Goff? No one knows for sure just yet, but Rex Ryan will do his best to confuse the quarterback that Jeff Fisher chooses.

Week 7: Mario Williams vs. Buffalo's offensive line

Mario Williams can get some revenge against the Bills in Week 7. The game will be in Miami and the defensive end will be extra motivated to get after Tyrod Taylor. The best case scenario for the Bills is that Williams has a quiet day, much like most of his 2015 games, and the Bills leave Miami with a win.

Week 9: Watkins vs. Richard Sherman (Monday Night Football)

I'm a sucker for top receivers versus top cornerbacks. On Monday Night Football, Watkins can really cement his status as one of the league's stars at WR against Sherman. Doing it in front of a national audience would make it that much sweeter.

Week 17: Playoffs on the line?

Last year, the Bills defeated the Jets and kept the team out of the playoffs. The two teams will face off once again in Week 17 and perhaps this year both teams will be fighting for a playoff spot in the final week of the season.


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