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Preseason schedule announced: Bills get Vikes, Lions at home

By Mark Gaughan

The Buffalo Bills will open the 2013 exhibition schedule on the road against quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

The next week the Bills play at home against Minnesota. The third exhibition is on the road against the Washington Redskins. The exhibition finale is at home against the Detroit Lions. It will be the 33rd preseason meeting between the Bills and Lions and the 12th straight summer the two teams have played.

The Bills might get some good work on their run defense in the preseason. Washington ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing last season and Minnesota was No. 2. Of course, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, coming off major knee surgery, and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, are not likely to see much preseason action.

The exact dates for the games have not yet been set, although the Detroit game is likely to be a Thursday night.

For the record, the range of possible weekend dates for the games are: Aug. 8-11 at Indianapolis; Aug. 15-19 Minnesota; Aug. 22-25 at Washington; Aug. 29-30 Detroit.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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