In NFL preseason 2013 live stream online and televised broadcast Saturday, the Washington Redskins is hosting the Buffalo Bills at FedExField in week 3 of the NFL preseason on August 24 at 4:30 PM ET in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills pregame sideline streaming presented by Verizon can be watched here:
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and his staffs are looking for consistent plays from the starters, since it is the final preseason game until the regular season in September. The players recognize the importance of this game. Kevin Kolb, who has been absent because of an injury since Week 6 of the 2012 season, is eager to pick up where he left off last week in the 20-16 win over the Vikings.
Meanwhile, two of Buffalo’s top receivers will be in the lineup together as T.J. Graham and Stevie Johnson have both returns from injury and are playing against the Redskins. Also, the corners Leodis McKelvin and Justin Rogers are playing today, but may have limited action. McKelvin suffered a groin problem, while Rogers has recovered from a hamstring injury.
Out for the game is rookie QB EJ Manuel, who just had a knee surgery.
Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffini III is still rehabbing from his devastating knee injury in last year’s playoff. His backup Kirk Cousins, who started this past Monday against Pittsburgh sustained a foot injury and is not expected to play either.
Buffalo and Washington faced off last summer in the preseason. The Redskins won that game 7-6 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Preseason game stats do not count towards the regular season, and players, including all-stars, have suffered injuries that ended their season. Last week, Miami’s Dustin Keller ended his season through an injury. However, players, coaches, and veterans consider the preseason as preparation for them to get their bodies and minds in a rhythm for the regular season.
“It is a necessary evil,” says Russ Salzberg, the veteran Ch. 5/9 sportscaster and host of the Giants’ postgame TV show, the New York Daily News reports. “Coaches need preseason games to assess younger talent. At the same time they are holding their breath. It’s every coach’s nightmare to lose anyone to injury, let alone lose a key player in the preseason.”
According to NFL.com, Buffalo Bills’ team leaders in passing are Ryan Fitzpatrick, rushing C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, receiving Steven Johnson, Scott Chandler, C.J. Spiller, and Donald Jones. Washington Redskins’ team leaders in passing are Robert Griffin III, rushing Alfred Morris and Griffin III, receiving Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, and Josh Morgan.
In the offensive comparison, Washington Bills averages 342.9 total yards per game, which falls short to Redskins’ 383.2 yards. For the passing yards, both team come close at 204.3 for former, and 213.9 for latter. The rush yards per game for Bills averages only at 138.6 while Redskins average 169.3. Looking at the overall offensive stats for both teams, Redskins have the upper hand in today’s matchup.
Local TV and Radio Stations
The SB Nation site reported Aug. 24 that today's game will be shown on Washington affiliate station WRC-TV 4, and Buffalo affiliates WKBW or WHAM in Rochester. Sirius XM Radio will have the audio coverage for those with the service, as will ESPN 980 AM or WWXX 94.3 FM for the Redskins. WGR 550 AM is the station to listen to for coverage of the Bills side of the game.
Online Video and Audio Live Streaming, Rewind Subscriptions
NFL Network is offering live streaming access to all 65 preseason games through its Preseason Live. The live streaming is available through a one-time subscription fee of $14.99, which is good through September 15, 2013. With Preseason Live, viewers can watch replays of every game in HD quality video on computer, tablets, smart phones. Subscribers have the option to watch the games in dual or quad view.
Other way to watch the NFL games on your computer, tablet or phone online is through DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The subscription of $44.99 or $59.99 per month for five months give you access to every out-of-market game, every Sunday, in HD video format. Also, it gives access to real-time stats and scores.
Besides watching the games, NFL fans can listen to every games live through NFL’s Audio Pass. With a subscription fee of $39.99, listeners receive access through July 31, 2014 to all 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, home or away broadcasts, archived games, Spanish broadcasts, and chats.
If you were unable to watch or listen to the games live, you can access full replays of every past and 2013 NFL game online, including playoffs and Super Bowl archives through NFL’s Game Rewind. This subscription gives you access from your computer, tablets, and mobile devices. The one time subscription fee of $69.99 or 4 payments of $17.99 per month gives subscribers access through July 31, 214.