Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Bills vs. Jets blacked out in Buffalo
By James Walker
Possibly the final game of the Chan Gailey-Ryan Fitzpatrick era for the Buffalo Bills will not be on local television. Bills CEO Russ Brandon told WGR 550 radio Wednesday that this weekend's regular-season finale against the rival New York Jets will be blacked out in Buffalo due to low ticket sales.
This is not a surprise, considering the poor performance by the Bills (5-10) and the cold December weather. The Buffalo area is expected to get hit by a snowstorm late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Sunday's blackout is a disappointing end to another disappointing season for the Bills. Buffalo began the year with playoff aspirations but fell well short. The Bills need a win Sunday simply to match last year's 6-10 record.
The Bills will evaluate everything after the regular season, including the future of Gailey as the team's head coach.