Found December 19, 2012 on AFC East Daily:
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We all knew Buffalo Bills players were not fans of the five-year Toronto Series that saw them play one "home" game a season at Toronto's Rogers Centre.Last season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and safety George Wilson were extremely critical of the atmosphere and lack of home-field advantage, and receiver Stevie Johnson echoed those sentiments last week.This week, one Bills player verbally laid the wood on the up-north campaign following their blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Buffalo is 1-4 in Toronto. "I think that Toronto series has turned into pretty much a joke," Bills offensive lineman Eric Wood told 97 Rock radio, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. "I think they started it hoping that we'd have a lot of fan support in Toronto. We have none.""... You're making a team from out west travel, and then you give them the comfort of a dome, and you don't make them play in our stadium. We have no home-field advantage all...
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