When schedule comes out, Brandon Beane will look first at Week One

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In six days, the NFL will release the full 2022 schedule. During this week’s series of G.M. interviews, we posed a common question to the various executives with whom we spoke.

When you see your team’s schedule, what will you look at first?

Bills G.M. Brandon Beane didn’t hesitate.

“Week One,” he said. “Where does it start? Are you home or are you away? Is it Sunday at one? Is it a primetime start? Is it a division team? Those are always – our division’s gotten very competitive from the offseason moves those three teams have made. I always look at Week One. Where are our division games? And then the finish. Are we finishing with two on the road, two at home? What does it look like? What are our weather games potentially going to be? That’s kind of how I break it down. We’ll kind of see where it goes. We’re excited for what’s in store.”

Does he prefer home or away to start the year?

“I don’t really care too much,” Beane said. “You got to play them all. I’m fine to be honest with you. I’m fine either way. I just want to make sure we play well.”

Last year, the Bills got started at home. And they lost to the Steelers.

This year, all AFC teams have eight home games and nine road games. For the Bills, the more games that are played in Buffalo later in the year, the better.

9 responses to “When schedule comes out, Brandon Beane will look first at Week One

  1. I tend to read from the top of a document to the bottom as well. So much for being special, I guess.

  2. You know they are looking at the Chiefs game first. It’s all they can talk about.

  3. I’m pretty sure Brandon has already see the schedule. The league goes through various iterations of it before it’s released to the public. This allows teams to search for schedule inequalities like extended periods with no home games or moving two road games on the other coast back to back (like the 9ers often do) so they can make arrangements to take over a resort and remain in the same time zone. Beane is totally driven by analytics — so to believe he just casually glosses over the schedule would be foolish.

  4. **************************************
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    May 6, 2022 at 11:56 am
    The division goes through Foxborough this year.
    **************************************

    You have to make the Bills punt first before you can make a claim like that.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    May 6, 2022 at 11:56 am
    The division goes through Foxborough this year.
    +++++++++++++++++
    We are not living in the Twilight Zone. It’s 2022.

  6. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    The division goes through Foxborough this year.
    ==

    In fact, the road to the AFC East title will run through Foxborough, Buffalo, New York(Jersey) and Miami, just as it always does.
    Technically, you’re right: Buffalo will pass through Foxborough once on its way to the East crown. Although I’m not predicting it, I won’t be completely shocked if Miami passes through Foxborough once on its way to second place.

  7. ^ If Mac Jones shows any regression at all the Patriots will be battling the Jets in an effort to stay out of the AFCE cellar.

  8. The division goes through Foxborough… 🤔😄😁😆😅🤣😂

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