The Carolina Panthers will hold their last dress rehearsal on Friday, when they welcome over their old pal in Sean McDermott and his Buffalo Bills to Bank of America Stadium. Here’s how to watch and what to watch for in this 2022 preseason finale.
Preseason Week 3
When to watch
Friday, Aug. 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
How to watch
In addition to its live airing on the NFL Network, the game will be broadcast by local affiliate networks in nearby marketing areas. They are as follows:
Augusta, Ga.: WJBF (ABC)
Charleston, S.C.: WCSC (CBS)
Charlotte, N.C.: WJZY (FOX)
Columbia, S.C.: WACH (FOX)
Florence/Myrtle Beach, S.C.: WBTW (CBS)
Greensboro, N.C.: WFMY (CBS)
Greenville, N.C.: WITN (NBC)
Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.: WYFF (NBC)
Raleigh, N.C.: WRAL (NBC)
Roanoke, Va.: WDBJ (CBS)
Outer Banks, N.C.: WVEC (ABC)
Wilmington, N.C.: WSFX (FOX)
How to stream
You can stream the game on FuboTV.
How to listen
WRFX 99.7 The FOX is the team’s local radio station.
Carolina and Buffalo have met up for seven preseason contests, spanning from 1996 to 2019. The former has the slight edge on the exhibition series, at four wins to three.
The regular season, however, is a much different story. The Panthers are just 2-6 against the Bills over their eight “real” matchups.
What to watch for
The most intriguing position group to watch on offense will be the wide receivers. In addition to seeing how much chemistry Mayfield has built with his new buddies, there’s a budding race for playing time between Terrace Marshall Jr., Rashard Higgins and Shi Smith.
As far as the defense goes, they won’t be seeing Buffalo’s starters in this one. But we should keep an eye on which defensive backs leave a lasting impression, specifically with cornerback Tae Hayes making an unlikely case for himself.