The Buffalo Bills have revealed the opponents and the dates for their four-game preseason schedule.  It includes appearances by two quarterbacks who had key roles in propelling the Bills into the playoffs last season to end a 17-year drought.

The Bills will open at home the week of August 9th thru 12th against the coach Sean McDermott's previous team, the Carolina Panthers.  Exact date and time for the game has yet to be determined.

In Week 2 of the preseason the Bills head to Cleveland and a meeting with former Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the Cleveland Browns the week of August 16th thru 19th.  Again, the exact date and time for the game is to be determined.

In Week 3, the Bills are back home against the Cincinnati Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton.  It was Dalton's clutch 49-yard 4th down touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd that beat the Baltimore Ravens and propelled the Bills into the playoffs last season.  Will Dalton get a hero's welcome?  That will be interesting to see.  The game against the Bengals will be played Sunday, August 26th at 4 pm and be shown nationally on Fox.

The preseason finale will be Thursday night, August 30th on the road against the Chicago Bears.

Buffalo Bills 2018 Preseason Schedule

  • Aug. 9-12  Carolina at Buffalo
  • Aug. 16-19  Buffalo at Cleveland
  • Aug. 26  Cincinnati at Buffalo
  • Aug. 30  Buffalo at Chicago

One familiar opponent on the Bills preseason schedule each year will not appear.  Ending a streak of 16 consecutive years, the Bills and Detroit Lions will not meet this year in the preseason finale.