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Bills vs. Panthers, 2015 NFL preseason Week 1: game time, TV schedule, announcers, & more

The Ralph is open for business tonight, when the Buffalo Bills will open their 2015 preseason schedule against Carolina. If you're not attending the game in person, this is how to catch it.

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Are you ready, Buffalo Bills fans? After a long wait, the team finally returns to the football field for its first preseason football game tonight against the Carolina Panthers.

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Bills, looking to cement himself as the starter for the upcoming season. This is also the first chance for bubble players like Bryce Brown and Marquise Goodwin to claim a roster spot for September in live game action.

Here's what you need to know if you're planning on catching the game tonight.

Carolina Panthers (0-0) at Buffalo Bills (0-0)

  • Game time: Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
  • TV: WKBW (Ch. 7, Buffalo), WHAM (Ch. 13, Rochester), WTVH (Ch. 5, Syracuse)
  • NFL Network re-air: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Commentators: Rob Stone, Steve Tasker
  • Radio: WGR 550 (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 and 950AM (Rochester), WKRL 100.9 (Syracuse), Fan 590 (Toronto), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network
  • Announcers: John Murphy, Mark Kelso, Sal Capaccio
  • Online: NFL Game Pass, Game Center
  • Injury report: These are not officially released for preseason games. Fred Jackson, Boobie Dixon, Kyle Williams, and Leodis McKelvin are the biggest-name Bills players not expected to play.