The home crowd can finally welcome the 2023 Buffalo Bills as they host the Las Vegas Raiders for their home opener at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY on Sunday, September 17th (9/17/2023), and it’s not too late to do so Tickets for the game.
Bills vs. Raiders tickets are available online through live resellers VividSeats, StubHub and SeatGeek, and you may find a better deal than if you were to purchase general admission tickets through Ticketmaster, which start at $238. If you’re traveling for the game, get flight deals from Expedia and cheap hotel rates from Hotels.com.
Here are the cheapest available seats for Bills vs. Raiders as of Wednesday, September 13:
- VividSeats: Top Sideline starting at $124
- SeatGeek: Top Sideline starting at $129
- StubHub: Top Sideline from $131
- TicketMaster: Top side offer (resale) starting at $165
Ticket prices are as of the time of publication and are subject to change and availability. Additional fees may apply.
The Bills are hoping for better luck in front of their home crowd than they did in Week 1 against the New York Jets. Despite an early lead and the season-ending exit of the Jets’ new starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, Buffalo endured a collapse filled with sloppy plays that ultimately cost them the game, 22-16.
Buffalo blew a 13-3 halftime lead and gave up the game-winning touchdown in overtime when Jets rookie Xavier Gipson returned a punt. Now they face a Raiders team that just earned a narrow victory (17-16) over the Denver Broncos.
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Latest Buffalo Bills coverage from The Associated Press
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The many assurances Bills quarterback Josh Allen made in April and repeated throughout the summer about his emphasis on reducing turnovers suddenly seem hollow as the second week of the season begins promises.
There, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, an emotionally exhausted Allen sat at the podium and had to explain how his four-turnover outing ultimately cost Buffalo a 22-16 overtime loss to the New York Jets.
“I try to force the ball. “Same, same place, different day,” the player who graces this year’s cover of the Madden video game said darkly, adding an obscene remark to his words. “I can’t. I hurt our team tonight.”
This wasn’t the first time Allen had to make a statement after a flawed on-camera appearance.
And it may not be the last time for someone equally capable of throwing three or more touchdowns – he’s 19-1 if he does – as he is throwing two or more turnovers in an outing (9- 12) commits.
The sixth-year player is uniquely talented and has proven to be both a passer and a runner, leading the Bills to three consecutive AFC East titles. Allen’s persistent over-reliance on his abilities rather than trust in those around him continues to be a drag on his reputation.
The worrisome thing about Monday’s game is that the Bills were in prime position to win, especially after the Jets lost starter Aaron Rodgers to a season-ending left Achilles injury in the first series before Allen The field turned back in New York’s favor. At halftime he lost a 13-3 lead.
His third interception, a forced throw to the sideline intended for Gabe Davis on third-and-2 with less than five minutes left, resulted in the Jets tying the score at 13.
On Allen’s next play from scrimmage, he mishandled a snap before recovering the ball. Instead of giving up, Allen rushed toward the line but lost a fumble that led to the Jets’ go-ahead score.
Sure, Allen effectively orchestrated a nine-play, 43-yard drive to put Tyler Bass in position to score a 50-yard field goal and tie the game with two seconds left. But without Allen the result could never have been so close.
“I know he’s capable of playing better,” coach Sean McDermott said. “He’s also able to play smarter.”
Allen’s teammates are behind him.
“This 17 is special. It doesn’t matter if it’s three or four (turnovers),” tackle Dion Dawkins said. “That doesn’t define 17 in the slightest.”
Tight end Dawson Knox added: “It’s never one person.”
Although the Bills’ defense leaked in giving up 172 yards rushing and Buffalo’s special teams failed to allow Xavier Gipson to end overtime with a 65-yard punt return, the majority of the blame lies with one person said it himself.
“I’m the reason we lost tonight,” Allen said.
Second-year offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was successful in getting his playmakers involved. Speedy receiver Deonte Harty got time to work out of the backfield. Rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid had four catches for 26 yards. And running back James Cook had a burst of 12 runs and also caught four passes.
WHAT NEEDS HELP
A run defense that was unable to contain Breece Hall, who had 127 yards on 10 carries, including an 83-yard gain, while the Jets were secured at their 4th position.
LB Matt Milano was a strength as he was involved in eight tackles, including one for a loss, and was able to intercept Zach Wilson.
CB Kaiir Elam, who was a healthy scratch in the latest setback in his career for a player the Bills selected in the first round of the 2022 draft. Elam spent last season splitting time with fellow rookie Christian Benford, with Benford now taking over the starting spot opposite Tre’Davious White.
S Micah Hyde suffered from cramps towards the end of the game.
30-21 – Allen’s record when he commits a turnover, and he is 10-14 when he does so in the second half of the game.
The Bills look ahead to their home opener on Sunday when they host the Las Vegas Raiders, who are coming off a 17-16 win in Denver. The Raiders left Denver to travel to West Virginia, where they will spend the week adjusting to the Eastern Time Zone.
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