Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills: Preview, Start Time, TV, Live Stream


Detroit concludes its exhibition schedule when they take on the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field Thursday.

Last season, the Lions defeated Buffalo 23-0 at Ralph Wilson Stadium improving the team’s all-time preseason series record to 22-11-1 against the Bills. The two teams last met in the regular season in 2014 when Buffalo claimed a 17-14 victory at Ford Field. Buffalo holds the all-time regular season series edge, 5-4-1.

When: Thursday September 3, 2015 (7:30 pm/ET)

Where: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan


  • WJBK (FOX/2 – Detroit) – Matt Shepard, Rob Rubrick, Nate Buleson
  • WNEM (CBS/5 – Saginaw)
  • WSYM (FOX/47 – Lansing)
  • WXMI (FOX/17 – Grand Rapids)
  • WUPW (FOX/36 – Toledo OH)
  • WJMN (CBS/3 – Escanaba MI)
  • WFQX (FOX/32 – Cadillac/Traverse City)

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Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket (WXYT-FM) – Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter, Tony Ortiz

Live Stream: NFL Game Pass

Recent Transactions

  • The Detroit Lions activated RB Joique Bell off of the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List
  • The Lions also activated DT Haloti Ngata off of the Active/Non-Football Injury List
  • The Lions also placed CB Chris Owens on the Reserve/Injured list
  • The Lions also released TE Deon Butler, WR Ryan Broyles, QB Garrett Gilbert, WR Vernon Johnson, RB Desmond Martin, DT Roy Philon, CB Jocquel Skinner, CB R.J. Stanford and DE Erik Williams.

Finally! The final exhibition game of the 2015 season! Although this weeks contest is unlikely to see the starters on the field very much, there will still be plenty to look for and to talk about. Especially with cuts looming on Saturday.

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The Lions already went through their first series of cuts earlier in the week, when the club trimmed down to 75 active players. On Saturday, they then have to be at the league maximum for the regular season — 53.

Look for head coach Jim Caldwell and his staff to further evaluate some of the guys that are likely on the bubble for making this team this season. The same goes for Buffalo and their coaching staff.

The biggest thing that I’d personally like to take away from this weeks game is a clean bill of health. Or at least not add any names to the injury list. This season in particular around the NFL has been a tough one already, with a fair amount of very talented people finding themselves already sidelines by injury.

Coming out of this contest no worse for the wear will be a small victory in my eyes.

Nate Williams is an editor and columnist for of the FanSided Network. For continued Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis, be sure to give him a follow on twiter at @SLR_Nate!

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