New England (//) is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by New York State to the west, Long Island Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian province of New Brunswick to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.
In one of the earliest English settlements in North America, Pilgrims from England first settled in New England in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, the Puritans settled north of Plymouth Colony in Boston, thus forming Massachusetts Bay Colony. Over the next 126 years, New England fought in four French and Indian Wars, until the British defeated the French and their native allies in North America.
The Bills Toronto Series is a deal consisting of a series of National Football League games featuring the Buffalo Bills played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The series began in the 2008 season and expired in 2012, though the deal was later renewed for five years on January 29, 2013. The Bills were originally scheduled to play eight (later reduced to seven) home games over five seasons as part of the agreement, which included one regular-season game each of the 5 years and one pre-season game on the 1st, 3rd and (originally) 5th year of the series. This includes the first regular-season NFL game played in Canada which the Bills lost to the Miami Dolphins.
The league has approved one additional Toronto home game for the Bills each season through 2017, should the parties come to an agreement on an extension, and the terms of the current lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium (agreed upon in principle in December 2012) also allow for one regular season game throughout the terms of the contract for the purposes of extending the series. The series was conceived by a group that includes Bills owner Ralph Wilson, the late Ted Rogers of Rogers Communications and Larry Tanenbaum of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.