The Buffalo Bills (1-0) and Carolina Panthers (1-0) have spent much of this week engaged in joint practice sessions in South Carolina, and the two teams will cap off the week with a Week 2 preseason game between Sean McDermott’s former team and his current Bills squad.
So far, there haven’t been any rumors of fighting during the joint practice sessions, but you can bet both teams are looking forward to actually playing in a competitive game when the two square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Bank of America Stadium.
Buffalo earned a 24-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts in its preseason opener, while the Panthers knocked off the Chicago Bears 23-13 in their preseason opener.
Josh Allen played in two series in Buffalo’s opener, completing 6-of-11 passes while showing improvement in his ability to read the field for the open receiver. Rookie running back Devin Singletary made an instant impact in his Bills debut, accounting for 48 all-purpose yards while showing his ability to create something out of nothing.
The first-team defense clamped down and held the Colts to 1-of-11 on first-downs in the opening half, 16 rushing yards on ten attempts, and only 29 yards of offense and one first down on six drives until the final two minutes of the opening half.
McDermott hasn’t yet commented on his plans for his first-teamers Friday night. His Carolina counterpart, Ron Rivera, said that the amount of time he plays his starters, including quarterback Cam Newton, hasn’t been decided. Rivera sat most of his first-teamers during the Week 1 win over the Bears.
Here’s everything you need to know about in order to watch and/or listen to the game.
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
Channel: Buffalo, NY: WKBW 7; Rochester, NY: WROC 8; Syracuse, NY: WSYR 9; Binghamton, NY: WBGH 34; Utica, NY: WPNY 11; Elmira, NY: WETM 18; Watertown, NY: WWTI 50; Erie, PA: WJET 24; Albany, NY: WXXA 23 and around Charlotte, Raleigh, and parts of Georgia.
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Tasker (analyst), Thad Brown (sideline reporter)
Location: Bank of America Stadium | Charlotte, North Carolina
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 16 at 11:00 PM 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 Eric Wood in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online Streaming: Local live stream or NFL Game Pass (Free 7-Day Trial)
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Bills 2019 preseason schedule
Week 1: Buffalo Bills 24, Indianapolis Colts 16
Week 2: at Carolina Panthers; Fri, Aug 16, 7 p.m. ET
Week 3: at Detroit Lions; Friday, Aug 23, 8 p.m. ET
Week 4: vs Minnesota Vikings; Thu, Aug 29, 7 p.m. ET