NFL approves five-year extension for Bills' Toronto series

The NFL's International Committee approved a five-year extension that allows the Bills to continue playing games in Toronto.

"The International Committee's decision to approve the continuation of our games in Toronto is a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to regionalize our franchise," Bills CEO Russ Brandon said in a statement. "As we have stated on many occasions, the regionalization process remains vital to keeping our franchise strong in Western New York. We are continuing our discussions with Rogers Communications on a new deal and remain optimistic that we can come to an agreement in the near future."

The Bills and Rogers Commuinications are still negotiating a new agreement to extend the series.

The Bills played their first game in Toronto in 2008 and will play their fifth game on December 16 against the Seattle Seahawks.