The Buffalo Bills haven't made the playoffs since the 1999 season, but you wouldn't know it based upon the support they receive from their fans. On Wednesday, the Bills announced that five of their home games have sold out.
The first sellout is Buffalo's home opener on Thursday Night Football against the Jets. The Week 2 contest will be on Thursday Night Football and Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith will have his jersey retired at halftime.
In addition to their first home game, Buffalo's next three home matchups against the Cardinals, 49ers, and Patriots have sold out. The Cardinals were one of the NFL's best teams last year so the Week 3 contest will be a good test for the Bills. Buffalo's Week 6 game against the 49ers will feature a San Francisco team that is in the midst of a rebuild. It's one of Buffalo's more favorable home games. As for the Patriots game, it's no surprise to see Buffalo's home game against the premier team of the AFC sell out.
Last, Buffalo's Week 14 contest against the Steelers has sold out. Pittsburgh is only a few hours away from Buffalo so fans of both franchises probably gobbled up these tickets quickly.
The only home games that have not sold out as of yet are Buffalo's matchups against the Jaguars, the Browns, and the Dolphins. Buffalo's games against the Browns and Dolphins come in mid-to-late December. If the Bills are still in the playoff picture at this point, both of these games should sellout.