We are so close, Buffalo Bills fans. In just 12 short hours, the Bills and the Detroit Lions will be kicking off each team's preseason finale, bringing the summer to a close and a meaningful Week 1 trip to Chicago into focus.
First, however, tonight's game, in which the starters on Buffalo's beleaguered offense are expected to see playing time - which is unusual for the last preseason game. There are still several major roster battles that are wide open, and those will be closely monitored this evening, as well.
Here's when and where you can catch tonight's game:
Detroit Lions (2-1) at Buffalo Bills (1-3)
- Game time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- TV: Blacked out locally; will re-air Friday, 8/29 at 7 p.m. (WKBW) and 7:30 p.m. (WHAM), and again on Saturday, 8/30 at 2:30 p.m. (TWC Sports). In Michigan: ABC (WXYZ), CBS (WNEM, WJMN), and FOX (WSYM, WXMI, WFQX, WUPW) affiliates.
- Commentators: Ray Bentley and Steve Tasker (New York area broadcasts); Matt Shepard, Rob Rubick, and Herman Moore (all other broadcasts)
- Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 (Rochester), WROC 950 (Rochester), WKRL 100.9 (Syracuse), Fan 590 (Toronto)
- Announcers: John Murphy and Mark Kelso
- Online: NFL.com GameCenter, NFL Preseason Live