It’s still not known if preseason game number two is going to effectively serve as the dress-rehearsal now that the NFL cut back to just three games, but the Chicago Bears did announce that starting quarterback Andy Dalton will play about a quarter and a half. The Buffalo Bills have already announced that their starting QB, Josh Allen, will get the day off, so that means that former Chicago number one draft pick, their QB2 Mitch Trubisky, will open up with their ones.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Bears vs Bills preseason game.
When is the game?
Saturday, August 21 at 12:00 p.m. Central
Where is the game?
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
A high of 84° and cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms (50%), with winds from the south south-west at 10 to 15 mph. (link)
How to watch!
If you live anywhere in the map below (including Hawaii and Alaska) you get the game nationally on the NFL Network, and they’ll air the game with the Chicago feed from WFLD (FOX 32) featuring Adam Amin on the play by play, Jim Miller on color, and Lou Canellis from the sideline.
According to 506Sports.com, the Chicago feed of the game will also air on the following channels.
- KPLR (CW/11 - St. Louis)
- WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
- WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria)
- WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
- WSBT (FOX/22.2 - South Bend IN)
- WANE (CBS/15 - Fort Wayne IN)
- WTVW (CW/7 - Evansville IN)
- WAWV (ABC/38 - Terre Haute IN)
- KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
- KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
- WHO (NBC/13 - Des Moines IA)
- WISC (CBS/3 - Madison WI)
- KFVE (13.2 - Honolulu)
The Bills feed will have Andrew Catalon and Steve Tasker and will be on in the following areas.
- WIVB (CBS/4 - Buffalo)
- WROC (CBS/8 - Rochester)
- WSYR (ABC/9 - Syracuse)
- WPNY (My/11 - Utica)
- WETM (NBC/18 - Elmira)
- WXXA (FOX/23 - Albany)
- WWTI (CW/50.2 - Watertown NY)
- WBGH (NBC/5 - Binghamton NY)
- WFXP (FOX/66 - Erie PA)
- WFFF (FOX/44 - Burlington VT)
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How to listen!
Traditional Radio - WBBM 780 and 105.9 FM (Chicago) with Jeff Joniak on the play-by-play, former Bears guard Tom Thayer as the analyst, and Mark Grote as the sideline reporter.
- The WCG crew is predicting which Bear will be named preseason week 2 MVP a little later this morning (9:00 a.m.), and you can find that here.
- Here are 6 things we’ll be looking for in the game.
- ECD had a nice Xs&Os breakdown of the Sean Desai defense that you can check out here.
- I joined the Irish Bears Show a couple days ago and we did a little camp breakdown, talked about rookie Justin Fields, and did some Bears-Bills preview too.
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