Bills 2018 preseason opens at home

Posted Apr 11, 2018

The Bills preseason schedule presented by Ellicott Hotels was announced on Wednesday. The schedule includes a nationally televised game at home against Cincinnati.

For the fourth straight summer, Buffalo’s preseason schedule will open at New Era Field. The Bills begin their four-game preseason schedule at home against Carolina in Week 1, a team they faced in Week 2 of the 2017 regular season.

It’s the first preseason meeting between the Bills and Panthers since 2015.

In Week 2 of the preseason, Buffalo will travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns, a team they also last played in the 2015 preseason.

The Bills third preseason game will be nationally televised on FOX on Sunday, Aug. 26th when they host Cincinnati. Bengals QB Andy Dalton will play in front of Buffalo fans for the first time since helping the Bills reach the postseason to end their 17-year playoff drought. Kickoff is set for 4 pm.

The last time Buffalo played Cincinnati in the preseason was in 2010.

Buffalo will then wrap up their preseason slate on the road at Chicago in Week 4.

The Bills last matched up in the preseason with the Bears back in 2011.

The 2018 preseason schedule also marks the first time since 2001, the Bills will not face the Detroit Lions.

2018 season ticket information is available through, by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257), or in person by visiting the Bills ticket office at New Era Field.

Specific dates and times of the remainder of the team’s 2018 preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.

Preseason history vs. 2018 preseason opponents
Buffalo – Carolina

Record: 2-3
Last meeting: 2015 (Carolina, 25-24)

Buffalo – Cleveland
Record: 4-7
Last meeting: 2015 (Buffalo, 11-10)

Buffalo – Cincinnati
Record: 5-6
Last meeting: 2010 (Buffalo, 35-20)

Buffalo – Chicago
Record: 2-12-1
Last meeting: 2011 (Chicago, 10-3)

Week 1 (Aug. 9-12th) CAROLINA TBD
Week 2 (Aug. 16-19th) At Cleveland TBD
Week 3 (Aug. 26th) CINCINNATI 4 pm ET (FOX)
Week 4 (Aug. 30th) At Chicago TBD