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Buffalo Bills C Eric Wood considers playing home games in Toronto 'a joke'

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    Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Spencer Johnson watches from the bench near the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Toronto. The Seahawks won 50-17. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)The Associated Press

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Center Eric Wood considers the Buffalo Bills' annual games in Toronto to be "a joke," believing the team gives away its home-field edge by playing under a dome and in front of ambivalent crowds.

Wood first expressed his frustrations during his weekly show on Buffalo's WGRF-Radio on Monday, a day after a 50-17 loss to Seattle in Toronto. He stuck by his criticism Wednesday, saying he won't retract what he said.

Wood added he understands how playing games in Canada's financial capital and largest city benefits a small-market team such as the Bills. He enjoys traveling to Toronto and taking advantage of what the city has to offer culturally.

What's not enjoyable, Wood says, is playing there.

Buffalo is 1-4 in regular-season games at Toronto since the series began in 2008.

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