The full NFL 2010 schedule hasn’t been released yet, but a few pieces of news are starting to trickle out, and one of them is the date and opponent for the Buffalo Bills’ annual regular-season game in Toronto.
The Globe and Mail reports that the Chicago Bears will play the Bills at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, November 7.
The report notes that this scheduling could be a cause for concern for the Canadian Football League: It will be the first time an NFL game is played in Canada before the CFL season is over. In fact, the 1 p.m. Bears-Bills game probably won’t be over before the Toronto Argonauts’ game at Montreal starts at 4 p.m. Eastern.
The Bills played home games in Toronto in 2008 and 2009, but those games were in December, after the Grey Cup. This time the NFL is stepping onto the CFL’s turf before the CFL season is completed.
Addendum 5:39 pm ET – The Bears will open against the Lions at home and play the Giants on Sunday night during Week 4.