For the first time since signing his contract extension, All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen will be under center for the Bills, as earlier in the week head coach Sean McDermott confirmed that Allen and a majority of the starters will get playing time in the regular-season tune up.
The Bills are returning home for the first time since winning back-to-back postseason games last January.
In Buffalo’s last preseason game, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky effectively ran Brian Daboll’s offense, guiding the Bills to touchdowns on their first four possessions while completing 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown during a 41-15 trouncing of the Chicago Bears.
Rookie edge rusher Greg Rousseau came up with a sack and three quarterback hurries on just nine snaps, while fellow defensive ends A.J. Epenesa and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr. helped Buffalo’s pass rush generate four sacks and 12 QB hits vs. Chicago.
Running backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss combined to average 7.0 yards per carry in rushing for 42 yards on six carries, while wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie rebounded from an early muff of a punt to catch seven passes for 72 yards.
Buffalo brings a seven-game winning streak in the preseason into Saturday’s game, which represents Kids Day at Highmark Stadium.
Look for the Packers to be quarterbacked by current backup Jordan Love and third-stringer Kurt Benkert as reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has yet to play a single snap this preseason.
Love should return to action after missing the Jets game with a shoulder injury, as Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told the Packers’ official website: “If Jordan plays, we’re most likely looking at probably a half, maybe somewhat into the third quarter.”
Here’s everything you need to know about in order to watch and/or listen to the game.
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Channel: The game will be carried nationally on the NFL Network. It will air on WIVB (CBS) in Buffalo, WROC (CBS) in Rochester, WSYR in Syracuse, WBGH in Binghamton, WETM in Binghamton and Elmira, WPNY in Utica, WWTI in Watertown, WXXA in Albany, and WJET in Erie.
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), former Bill Steve Tasker (analyst) and Cynthia Frelund (sideline reporter)
Location: Highmark Stadium | Orchard Park, NY
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Postgame show: TBD
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