When does the 2023 NFL Preseason Start?

  • 2023 NFL Preseason starts in early August
  • Buffalo Bills face Indianapolis Colts on Aug 12
  • Bills have three preseason games this year
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The NFL preseason can't come soon enough as this year, it starts in early August. Unfortunately, it won't have the Buffalo Bills kick things off but that's okay, they'll have their first game around the middle of August against the Indianapolis Colts.

This year, the Bills will play in three preseason games as it'll be a good test to see how the first team does in the beginning and as the games go on, which players step up to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster. It'll be very interesting to see if the Bills will have any players that are hidden gems that prove their worth and become impact players in the future.

Either way, the Bills are in a good place at this point of the offseason and hopefully, when the NFL preseason is here, they'll be ready for what awaits when football games that actually matter are here in September. Until then, Bills Mafia just has to be patient a bit more until it's time to watch our favorite team finally play again.

When is the first NFL preseason game?

The 2023 NFL preseason officially starts on Thursday, Aug 3 and will be the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. It will take place in Canton, Ohio and will kick off the rest of the NFL preseason.

Bills preseason schedule

  • Week 1: Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills (Aug 12 @ 1:00 PM ET)
  • Week 2: Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug 19 @ 6:30 PM ET)
  • Week 3: Buffalo Bills @ Chicago Bears (Aug 26 @ 1:00 PM ET)