The Buffalo Bills might not always be good, but opponents can always count on a raucous environment when they combat the Bills at New Era Field.
Quite frankly, “Bills Mafia,” as they call the die-hard segment of the fan base, gets as rowdy as any crowd in the NFL. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has played six road games against Buffalo and admitted that playing in Orchard Park, N.Y. is never an easy task.
“It’s always a very tough environment,” Edelman said, according to WEEI’s Ryan Hannable. “Bills Mafia is going crazy. There’s beers being thrown.”
Nobody said Bills Mafia was polite. However, the Patriots have had plenty of success at Buffalo recently. New England is 5-1 on the road against Buffalo and have won its last four road contests against the Bills since 2010.
Buffalo is playing for the season sweep this time around after knocking off the Patriots, 16-0, at Gillette Stadium three weeks ago. The Patriots haven’t been swept by the Bills since 1999, which also happens to be the last time the Bills qualified for the postseason.