Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills: 4 Things to Watch for in Preseason Opener

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Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills: 4 Things to Watch for in Preseason Opener
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Preseason games give fans their first taste of NFL football for the new year, but they can also tease fans into having false expectations for their teams and favorite camp sleepers. 

The first week of preseason rarely has regular-season quality of play on display, mainly because starters get pulled after the first or second series. They get just enough time to get re-acclimated to game speed, but not enough time for true evaluations to be made by the coaching staff.

Regardless of your opinions about the setup of preseason and the nature of its purpose, it does serve one in allowing camp battles to be decided in a game setting. Here are four things to watch for during Thursday night's preseason opener against the Robert Griffin III-led Washington Redskins

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