Most NFL experts consider the third preseason game to be the closest to real game action of all preseason games. For the Redskins, the third preseason match will come against the Buffalo Bills on August 24.
While that game had been scheduled for a 4 p.m. start, the Redskins announced that the game will be moved back to a 4:30 p.m. kickoff. No reason was given for the change, but with typical muggy, hot temperatures in late August in the D.C. area, any move to delay the start towards the evening could be for everyone's benefit.
Questions about whether or not the Redskins will play quarterback Robert Griffin III at all in the preseason, as he works to return from a serious knee injury in the Redskins first round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, will center on the Buffalo game. Much has been made of Griffin's recent comments about the injury in an interview with ESPN the Magazine. If RG3 is to play in the preseason, and that is no guarantee, it would likely be against Buffalo.
The Bills will also come into the game with quarterback intrigue. Buffalo picked Florida State QB E.J. Manuel in the first round of last month's NFL Draft, but he will be competing for the starting job with former Philadelphia and Arizona signal caller Kevin Kolb.