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Buffalo Bills release finalized dates and times for 2020 preseason games

We know the Bills’ entire schedule (for now)

On Friday, the Buffalo Bills released their preseason schedule of dates and times. As is typical in the NFL, they schedule game windows and allow the teams to figure out which dates and times in the window works best for stadium and team limitations. All of the games will be broadcast on WIVB, channel 4 in Buffalo.

Friday, August 14
At Baltimore Ravens
7:30 P.M. Eastern

Friday, August 21
Hosting Atlanta Falcons
7:00 P.M. Eastern

Saturday, August 29
Hosting Indianapolis Colts
4:00 P.M. Eastern

Thursday, September 3
At Detroit Lions
7:00 P.M. Eastern

Based on the early start time and the fact that it’s on a Saturday, it’s likely the plan is for August 29th to be the team’s annual Kids Day game. Of course, in the era of COVID-19, it’s unclear if any of these games will be played or if there will be fans in the stands for them.

This announcement rounds out the Bills’ schedule for the fall, which is embedded below.

Buffalo Bills’ 2020 NFL Schedule

Week Date Time (Eastern) Opponent Notes
Week Date Time (Eastern) Opponent Notes
Pre-1 Aug 14 7:30 p.m. @ Baltimore Ravens Baltimore had the best record in the NFL in 2019
Pre-2 Aug 21 7:00 p.m. ATLANTA FALCONS It's Buffalo's second trip to the new Mercedes-Benz stadium following a 23-17 win in 2017 regular season
Pre-3 Aug 29 4:00 p.m. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Former Bills QB Frank Reich is the Colts' head coach
Pre-4 Sep 3 7:00 p.m. @ Detroit Lions The Bills vs Lions concludes preseason again
1 Sep 13 1:00 p.m. NEW YORK JETS Second striaght year it's Darnold vs Allen to open the season
2 Sep 20 1:00 p.m. @ Miami Dolphins Which QB will Buffalo be against?
3 Sep 27 1:00 p.m. LOS ANGELES RAMS Rams are in Philly the week before. Will they stay on the East Coast?
4 Oct 4 4:25 p.m. @ Las Vegas Raiders Buffalo's first-ever trip to Vegas
5 Oct 11 1:00 p.m. @ Tennessee Titans The Bills beat the Titans on their way to the playoffs in 2019
7 Oct 25 1:00 p.m. @ New York Jets Is this too early for an in-season Adam Gase firing?
8 Nov 1 1:00 p.m. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Tom Brady owned the Bills; will his successor?
9 Nov 8 1:00 p.m. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Only back-to-back home games on Buffalo's schedule
10 Nov 15 4:05 p.m. @ Arizona Cardinals How will WRs Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins perform for their new teams?
11 BYE
12 Nov 29 1:00 p.m. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS The Bills host former QB Tyrod Taylor and former coach Anthony Lynn
13 Dec 7 8:30 p.m. @ San Francisco 49ers MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
14 Dec 13 8:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH STEELERS The Bills clinched a playoff berth against the Steelers on Sunday Night football last December, too
15 Dec 19/20 TBD @ Denver Broncos NFL will decide which date it's on at a later time
16 Dec 28 8:30 p.m. @ New England Patriots THREE PRIME-TIME GAMES IN ONE MONTH??
17 Jan 3 1:00 p.m. MIAMI DOLPHINS Remember Week 17 in 2017? We do.
Playoffs TBD