Bills and Sabres provide promise with combined record-setting win numbers in October

The Bills and the Sabres have definitely had hot starts of their own, but collectively, we are in the midst of witnessing something that hasn’t happened yet in Buffalo. Together, the Bills and Sabres are off to their best start to date. This takeoff has Buffalo buzzing.

“There is an energy in the city, you can feel it right now because of both teams,” John Murphy, the Voice of the Buffalo Bills, said. “The Bills got about a two week head start on the Sabres, but the Sabres have played great since they started. You can feel the energy, you can just feel it on the street. You feel it in our jobs on the radio, it’s an upbeat kind of energy.”

Josh Allen (top left), Jeff Skinner, Conor Sheary and Carter Hutton (top right), Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner (bottom left) and Cole Beasley (bottom right).

The Bills are off to a 5-2 (.714 win percentage) start. The Sabres are 9-2-2 (.769 points percentage) through October. This marks the highest win and points percentage for both teams at the same time through October. This is just the third time ever both teams have started with a win or points percentage of .700 or better in the same season. In 1973, the Bills were 5-2 and the Sabres were 7-3-0 to begin their seasons. In 2008, the Bills started the season 5-3 while the Sabres went 6-2-2 out of the gate.

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