So far, so good for the new-look Buffalo Bills offense under new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. The offense looks to build on the momentum from Week 1 when Buffalo travels to face the Cleveland Browns at 7:30 p.m. Friday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason.
The Bills (0-1) are seeking their first win of the preseason, while the Cleveland Browns (1-0) look for their second straight preseason victory following a 20-10 win over the New York Giants in Week 1.
In their preseason debut during a 28-23 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Bills got solid quarterback play from Nathan Peterman (9-of-10 passing for 119 yards with one touchdown and one interception), AJ McCarron (7-of-10 for 116 yards), and Josh Allen (9-of-19 for 119 yards and one TD).
All three QBs managed to move the sticks and put points on the board for the Bills, while Kelvin Benjamin (four receptions for 59 yards and one TD) showed why the Bills traded for him at last year’s trade deadline.
Defensively, rookies Harrison Phillips and Tremaine Edmunds enjoyed solid NFL debuts in Week 1, while Shaq Lawson, Eddie Yarbrough, and undrafted rookie free agent Mike Love continued to make an impression with their ability to create pressure on the quarterback.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Channel: The game is being carried nationally on the NFL Network, but the NFL Network broadcast is blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets. The game will be carries locally on WKBW 7 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WSYR 9 in Syracuse, WBGH/WIVT 34 in Binghamton, WETM 18 in Elmira, WPNY 11/WFXV 33 in Utica, WTEN 10/WXXA 23 in Albany.
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Tasker (analyst), Thad Brown (sideline reporter)
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium | Cleveland, Ohio
NFL Network replay: Sunday, August 19 at 10:00 AM ET
Radio: WGR 550AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse).
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Mark Kelso in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Bills 2018 preseason schedule:
Week 1: Carolina Panthers 28, Buffalo Bills 23
Week 2: at Cleveland Browns; Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 p.m. ET
Week 3: vs. Cincinnati Bengals; Sunday, Aug 26, 4 p.m. ET
Week 4: at Chicago Bears; Thu, Aug 30, 8 p.m. ET