After a fifth failure in six trips to the Rogers Centre, Buffalo Bills brass has indicated it's ready to take another look at the Bills Toronto Series.
Bills President Russ Brandon told WGR 550 AM this week that he is not happy with the results on or off the field in Toronto.
Team officials said in renewing the series for another five-year run this past offseason that its purpose of drawing fans from southern Ontario has come to fruition. They said a double-digit percentage of their season ticket sales come from Canada.
But Brandon said he was concerned with the support the Bills get in the Rogers Centre. Only a smattering of Bills jerseys were worn there Sunday – more fans had on Atlanta Falcons jerseys – and the crowd cheered when the Falcons won the game in overtime. That lack of a home field advantage likely has played a role in Buffalo's 1-5 record in Toronto.
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"Obviously, Toronto has been very positive for us down here," Brandon said. "We've had great growth in the southern Ontario marketplace the last five years. Back here at Ralph Wilson Stadium, that has been a big positive. It has been a challenged market there and certainly has not translated into enough wins for us there."