One 12 months after having no preseason, the NFL will kick off a three-game model on August 5.
The NFL elected to cancel the preseason final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant two issues. For gamers, it meant that they might not show themselves on the sphere as they regarded to problem for back-end roster spots. That actually harm the gamers on the bubble of 53-man rosters, however expanded apply squads gave them an opportunity to make groups.
For followers, it meant one other five-week layoff from the NFL, one thing that was significantly exhausting to abdomen given the sports activities hiatus that occurred throughout the early levels of the pandemic.
However now, the preseason is again, albeit a condensed model of the preseason. The league has added a seventeenth sport to the rotation this 12 months which has resulted within the preseason being trimmed to 3 video games for all however two groups. The one groups that can play 4 occasions are the Steelers and the Cowboys, who will sq. off within the Corridor of Fame Recreation to start out the preseason on Aug. 5.
Beneath is the full schedule for each week of the 2021 NFL preseason, in addition to methods to watch every sport.
When does 2021 NFL preseason begin and finish?
- Begin date: Thursday, Aug. 5
- Finish date: Sunday, Aug. 29
The NFL’s preseason will start on Aug. 5 and can finish a six-month drought of NFL motion. This 12 months, the preseason will kick off with the Steelers and the Cowboys assembly at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the annual Corridor of Fame Recreation.
Each the Steelers and Cowboys will play 4 preseason video games whereas the remainder of the league will play three. This marks the primary 12 months with the NFL’s new three-game preseason format and 17-game common season format.
The NFL preseason will finish on Aug. 29 with kickoff of the season opener between the Cowboys and Buccaneers set for Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8:20 p.m. ET.
How you can watch NFL preseason video games on TV
All through the preseason, a choose variety of preseason video games every week will probably be proven nationally on NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN and NFL Community. This 12 months, NBC, Fox, CBS and ESPN are combining to indicate simply 5 nationwide video games throughout the preseason as a tune up for his or her broadcasters. The NFL Community will air some video games stay and can re-air all 49 video games within the lead-up to the common season.
NFL Recreation Go — obtainable for $99.99 — gives stay entry to each preseason sport, in addition to replays of each sport.
Nationally televised video games on NBC, Fox, CBS and NFL Community may also be streamed stay utilizing fuboTV, which provides a free seven-day trial.
NFL preseason schedule: Week 1
Thursday, Aug. 5 (Corridor of Fame Recreation)
|Steelers vs. Cowboys (Canton, Ohio)||8 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
Thursday, Aug. 12
|Patriots vs. Washington||7:30 p.m.||WBZ, WRC|
|Eagles vs. Steelers||7:30 p.m.||WCAU, KDKA|
Friday, Aug. 13
|Falcons vs. Titans||7 p.m.||WUPA, WKRN|
|Lions vs. Payments||7 p.m.||WJBK, WKBW|
|Cardinals vs. Cowboys||10 p.m.||KPNX, KTVT|
Saturday, Aug. 14
|Bears vs. Dolphins||1 p.m.||WFLD, WFOR|
|Vikings vs. Broncos||4 p.m.||KMSP, KTVD|
|Ravens vs. Saints||7 p.m.||WBAL, WVUE|
|Jaguars vs. Browns||7 p.m.||WJAX, WEWS|
|Giants vs. Jets||7:30 p.m.||WNBC|
|Buccaneers vs. Bengals||7:30 p.m.||WRSP, WFTV, WKRC|
|Packers vs. Texans||8 p.m.||WTMJ, KTRK|
|49ers vs. Chiefs||8:30 p.m.||KPIX, KCTV|
|Raiders vs. Seahawks||9 p.m.||KTVU, KING|
|Rams vs. Chargers||10 p.m.||KCBS, KABC|
Sunday, Aug. 15
|Colts vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||WXIN, WSOC|
NFL preseason schedule: Week 2
Thursday, Aug. 19
|Eagles vs. Patriots||7:30 p.m.||WCAU, WBZ|
Friday, Aug. 20
|Cardinals vs. Chiefs||8 p.m.||ESPN, KPNX, KCTV, fuboTV|
|Washington vs. Bengals||8 p.m.||WRC, WKRC|
Saturday, Aug. 21
|Bears vs. Payments||1 p.m.||WFLD, WKBW|
|Packers vs. Jets||4:25 p.m.||WTMJ, WNBC|
|Panthers vs. Ravens||7 p.m.||WSOC, WBAL|
|Dolphins vs. Falcons||7 p.m.||WFOR, WUPA|
|Steelers vs. Lions||7:30 p.m.||KDKA, WJBK|
|Buccaneers vs. Titans||7:30 p.m.||WTSP, WFTV, WKRN|
|Cowboys vs. Texans||8 p.m.||KTVT, KTRK|
|Vikings vs. Colts||8 p.m.||KMSP, WXIN|
|Rams vs. Raiders||10 p.m.||KCBS, KTVU|
|Seahawks vs. Broncos||10 p.m.||KING, KTVD|
Sunday, Aug. 22
|Browns vs. Giants||1 p.m.||KTVD, WNBC|
|Chargers vs. 49ers||7:30 p.m.||KABC, KPIX|
Monday, Aug. 23
|Saints vs. Jaguars||8 p.m.||ESPN, WVUE, WJAX, fuboTV|
NFL preseason schedule: Week 3
Friday, Aug. 27
|Lions vs. Colts||7 p.m.||WJBK, WXIN|
|Panthers vs. Steelers||7:30 p.m.||WSOC, KDKA|
|Jets vs. Eagles||7:30 p.m.||WCAU, WNBC|
|Chiefs vs. Vikings||8 p.m.||KCTV, KMSP|
Saturday, Aug. 28
|Payments vs. Packers||1 p.m.||WKBW, WTMJ|
|Washington vs. Ravens||6 p.m.||WRC, WBAL|
|Titans vs. Bears||7 p.m.||WKRN, WFLD|
|Texans vs. Buccaneers||8 p.m.||KTRK, WRSP, WFTV|
|Saints vs. Cardinals||8 p.m.||WVUE, KPNX|
|Broncos vs. Rams||9:05 p.m.||KTVD, KCBS|
|Seahawks vs. Chargers||10 p.m.||KING, KABC|