Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions: The Buffalo Bills will be looking for a third consecutive win in preseason when they travel to Detroit on Friday night.The Bills won 27-14 on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions delivering an impressive performance on both sides of the ball. Second-year quarterback Josh Allen finished nine-for-11 for 102 yards as the Bills rushed into a 24-3 lead at halftime

The Buffalo Bills’ third preseason matchup will take place on Friday night from Ford Field in a nationally broadcast game when the team takes on the Detroit Lions.

Although wins and losses mean little in the preseason, Friday night’s matchup is the most important game of the preseason. The third week is considered to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said the team was now in season mode in terms of preparation and schedule. Head coach Sean McDermott has not said how long the starters will play on Friday night, but the first-team offense and defense could play into the second half.

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Josh Allen is coming off of a performance in which he completed 9-of-11 passes for 102 yards. The quarterback found Cole Beasley five times in his two series out of the slot while connecting with Tommy Sweeney on two 20-plus yard throws. Allen’s drives resulted in 10 points for the Bills. Friday night’s game will give Allen one more extended performance to get into a rhythm with his weapons.

Defensively, Buffalo’s starting unit has shutdown the Colts and Panthers. Neither opponent had their starting quarterback and it is unknown whether the Bills will see Detroit’s Matthew Stafford.

Via Detroit Free Press:

“Um, you know what? I think obviously he’s a veteran quarterback,” Matt Patricia said of Stafford when asked if the veteran would make his preseason debut on Friday night. “There’s a lot of quarterbacks in the league that do everything differently. I’ve been around teams where the quarterbacks haven’t played at all in preseason, they played in regular season and they’ve been good whether they played in all the preseason games.”

The game will feature Greg Gumbel on the play-by-play, Trent Green as the color analyst and Melanie Collins on the sidelines. A replay of the game will be shown at 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 24 on the NFL Network.

Here’s how to watch or listen to the game.

When
Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

Ford Field

Detroit, Michigan

TV
CBS (National broadcast)

Radio
Buffalo: WGR550 (550 AM)

Toronto: Fan 590 (590 AM)

Rochester: WCMF (96.5 FM) and WROC (950 AM)

Syracuse: WKTW (99.5 FM) and WTKV (105.5 FM)

Alfred/Hornell/Wellsville: WZKZ (101.9 FM)

Amsterdam: WKAJ (1120 AM)

Bath: WABH (1380 AM)

Bradford: WBRR (100.1 FM)

Corry: WWCB (1370 AM)

Dansville: WDNY (1400 AM)

Dunkirk: WDOE (94.9 FM/1410 AM)

Elmira: WELM (1410 AM)

Glens Falls: WMML (1230 AM)

Hamilton: CHML (900 AM)

Ithaca: WYXL (98.7 FM)

Jamestown: WWSE (93.3 FM) and WJTN (1240 AM)

Newark: WACK (1420 AM)

Ogdensburg: WQTK (92.7 FM)

Olean: WPIG (95.7 FM)

Springville: WSPQ (1330 AM)

Watertown: WOTT (94.1 FM)

Live stream
NFL Game Pass (out of market only) or fuboTV (free trial)

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New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) in action against the New York Jets during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) in action against the New York Jets during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Heading into the most important week of the preseason, some major news was announced on Thursday regarding New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung. Over in Miami, first-year head coach Brian Flores may have given a hint on who he plans to start at quarterback in Week 1.

Find out what the news means for both teams in today’s AFC East Roundup.

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Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted on a felony charge of cocaine possession. According to the Belknap County Attorney’s Office, the incident took place in late June and Chung knowingly possessed the cocaine. Chung will be arraigned on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 8:30 a.m.

Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois released the following statement on Thursday in regards to Chung.

Mr. Chung has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled drug, a class B felony, for having in his possession or under his control a quality of the controlled drug cocaine. The charges arise from an incident which occurred on June 25, 2019 when members of the Meredith New Hampshire police department were called to Mr. Chung’s residence on a call for service. During the course of that call, the police obtained the evidence which has led to the current charges being filed.

Mr. Chung was not arrested at the time. Following the police investigation, the information was referred to the Belknap County Attorney’s Office, which made the decision to indict Mr. Chung, based on its determination that there was probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed by Mr. Chung. The grand jury returned its indictment on August 8, 2019. An indictment is not an indication of guilt or innocence, but is merely a finding by the grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed. Mr. Chung is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty.
The most exciting part of the 2019 NFL preseason is upon us with Week 3 set to start later today. There are six games on the schedule, including a nationally televised, all-Florida matchup in primetime between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. The rest of the Thursday slate features the Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins, New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers, the latter which will be held north of the border in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It’s a loaded schedule, one that fans won’t want to miss as teams are set to employ many of their starters for extended stretches this week.

Most organizations utilize Week 3 of the preseason as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, often keeping first-stringers in for an entire half, or close to it, in order to get them tuned up and ready for when the games start to count. While these are still exhibition contests, fans will see many familiar faces on the field and the quality of play is generally much higher across the board this week than any other leading up to the start of the campaign. That also translates to a more traditional NFL betting experience, as those wagering on the outcome can expect these Week 3 preseason games to resemble a meaningful game—at least for a half—albeit with a limited playbook and scheming. That’s not to say preseason trends shouldn’t be accounted for, as there is a reason some coaches tend to win far more this time of year than others. You can find out which ones excel both straight-up and against the spread in the betting trends section below.

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