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Voice of the Fan: Yes, you can dress up your dog in Bills' gear and more fan tips

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11.09.2021

Buffalo Bills fans do the wave in the first quarter of a preseason game against Green Bay.

Everyone knows there are only four seasons: winter, spring, summer and football. Opening day is better than Christmas, and coming as quickly as Tre White closes on a wideout.

By Thursday, you should have known what you’re wearing, if not laid it out on the edge of your bed. You should have scripted your first 15 moves for Sunday morning. Your brand, spanking new Buffalo Bills gear likely gets the call to the game-day roster, while your old favorite, likely better Bills duds, are on the inactive list – although they must be ready in a pinch.

The right game-day food is paramount. It should look and taste as fabulous as it is bad for you. It should have as many calories, in the thousands, as you will burn squealing and dancing for three hours, a zero sum game. Fancy alternative sauces for wings are (arguably) fine for weekdays, but yours need traditional Frank’s.

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Mark Gaughan explains why this Pittsburgh Steelers offense is a different animal than what the Buffalo Bills faced in 2020. Pittsburgh drafted a running back, Najee Harris, to jump-start what was a dismal ground game. New offensive coordinator Matt Canada is going to employ his trademark shifts and jet motions.

Gaughan notes that facing this is nothing new for the Bills – they saw a lot of it last season against the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers – but that communication is at a premium. The offense's pre-snap movements can create an advantage for the Steelers, if the Bills are not adjusting and........

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