ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After two weeks and eleven practices, the Bills take a break from training camp Thursday night for an actual game.
It may not count in the standings, but the Bills host the Washington Redskins in their preseason opener.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the front line starers probably won't see a whole lot of action; maybe a series or two to start things off.
One thing to watch for will be backup quarterbacks Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen, who are competing for the number two spot.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game is blacked out on local TV.
Abbott Road was closed off starting at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, among other security changes, so many came out early to check out the players and get settled in.
Fans say with the addition of players like Mario Williams, this could be the year for the Bills.
“Our defense really got boosted quite a bit... think we can be a Super Bowl team again,” said Chris Curry of Perry.
“I think we have a lot of new talent coming in, and we had a strong team last year... so I'm really hopeful,” said Cally Graham of Buffalo.
Some of the other security changes include the screening of all fans, employees, and vendors. Fans will have to hold up keys and other objects before heading through.