Ryan Fitzpatrick is sure that his former Buffalo Bills teammates will be rooting against him this Sunday. The Texans starting quarterback joked that he was unsure whether or not his kids would be too.
"Inside my household, my oldest son is such a big Bills fan, so we're trying to get him to switch to the Texans," Fitzpatrick said. "My youngest daughter was born in Buffalo, so we're not sure where her loyalties lie, but we're working on it."
When the 2014 NFL schedule was released, Fitzpatrick mentally circled the date on his calendar. Getting to play against Bills was something he's looked forward to ever since.
"It was four years of my life being in Buffalo," Fitzpatrick said. "I had a great time; Great people, great city. It's definitely extra special for me to go against some of my life-long friends, guys that I'll be friends with far after football. Really excited about it. Really excited about getting out there and playing them."
Fitzpatrick started 53 games, threw for 80 touchdowns, 64 interceptions, and also rushed for three scores during his 2009-2012 stint in Buffalo. He still keeps in touch with his former teammates, especially this week leading up to Sunday's matchup.
"Yeah. I mean, there's been a lot of texts and chatter with those guys, but especially the last few days. Some behind the scenes back-and-forth jabs at each other. Like I said, guys like, and I don't want to sit here and name them all, Fed Jackson, Eric Wood and C.J. Spiller and Scott Chandler, Kyle Williams, some of those guys, we just played together for a lot of years. It'll be fun to be out there with them."
The Texans (2-1) will host the Bills (2-1) on Sunday, September 28 with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. CT (CBS/KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610).