The Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions meet up for that final tune up for the regular season. Most of the starters will be riding the bench for most of the game. This will be a final audition for the last roster spots on the team. Look for some relatively unknown players to make some plays on the night.
Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
When: August 29, 2013, 7:00 PM ET
Lions broadcast (Matt Shepard, Rob Rubick):
WXYZ 7 (ABC – Detroit)
WNEM 5 (CBS – Saginaw)
WSYM 47 (FOX – Lansing)
WXMI 17 (FOX – Grand Rapids)
WFQX 33 (FOX – Traverse City)
WJMN 3 (CBS – Escanaba MI)
WUPW 36 (FOX – Toledo)
Bills broadcast (Ray Bentley, Steve Tasker):
WKBW 7 (ABC – Buffalo) – tape delay
WHAM 13 (ABC – Rochester) – tape delay
WTVH 5 (CBS – Syracuse) – tape delay
WBNG 12 (CBS – Binghamton)
Live Stream: NFL Preseason Live
Bills Player to Watch: Jeff Tuel
Have to keep your eyes on the youngster who could be under center when the games get real in a week. Tuel could be the starter in week 1, so he better get those nerves out of the way now.
Chiefs Player to Watch: Micheal Spurlock
Spurlock is fighting for the final receiver spot on the roster. He is fighting for his life and that is what these games are for. He is a good returner and could help out receiving as well.
Matchup to Watch: Matt Leinart vs Jeff Tuel
It is hard to think of Matt Leinart as a veteran, but he has been in the league for a while and he is competing to get some snaps with the rookie Jeff Tuel. Whoever does better could be starting in week 1 of the season.
This game will look nothing like a regular season game. Matt Stafford and C.J. Spiller will all be out of the game before the 1st quarter even ends. They will likely get one good drive and move on to prep for the opener.
Lions 23, Bills 20.