CBS is only broadcasting two preseason games this year, and one of them is this Friday night’s matchup between the Patriots and the Redskins.

The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm from FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

This game can be seen in Boston on WBZ-TV Channel 4. Jim Nantz will handle play-by-play duties with Phil Simms providing color.  (The only preseason game they are calling.) Lance Barrow produces and Mike Arnold directs. This is the start of CBS’ 50th year broadcasting the NFL.

(THE NFL ON CBS concludes its two-game preseason schedule the following night as the San Diego Chargers play the Atlanta Falcons live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 29 (8:00 PM, ET).  Greg Gumbel and Dan Fouts call the game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.)

The New England Patriots and Washington Redskins will meet for the 20th time in the preseason, with New England holding an 12-7 advantage in the previous 19 contests. The Patriots have played Washington more times in the preseason than any other NFL team, with 19 previous preseason games between the clubs. The Patriots’ 12 preseason victories over the Redskins are their highest total over any preseason opponent. The Patriots have won four straight preseason games against Washington and have won seven of the last nine preseason games in the series. The team’s last faced off against each other in the preseason in 2006 with the Patriots taking a 41-0 victory in Washington’s first-ever visit to Gillette Stadium. The two team’s last played in the regular-season on October 28, 2007 with New England taking the contest, 52-7.