NFL Network to Carry Record 23 Live Preseason Games: Full Schedule

Live Preseason Games on NFL Network Include Debuts of 2021 First-Round QBs Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields & Mac Jones

Quadruple-Header of Week 1 & Week 2 Preseason Games

Two Triple-Headers of Week 3 Preseason Games

Only Network to Show Every Preseason Game

NFL Network remains the only network to show the entire slate of 2021 NFL preseason games, highlighted by a record 23 live games.

NFL Network’s live preseason schedule kicks off with eight Week 1 games starting Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 PM ET with rookie quarterback Mac Jones’ debut for the New England Patriots against the Washington Football Team. Week 1 preseason coverage continues Friday, August 13 with the Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions at 7:00 PM ET, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at the Arizona Cardinals at 10:00 PM ET.

On Saturday, August 14, NFL Network carries a quadruple-header of live Week 1 preseason games, starting at 1:00 PM ET with rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ debut for the Chicago Bears against the Miami Dolphins. Saturday’s schedule continues at 4:00 PM ET with the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Denver Broncos, followed by No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft Trevor Lawrence’s debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars against former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns at 7:00 PM ET. The final game airs at 10:00 PM ET with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Los Angeles Chargers, marking the first game with fans in attendance at SoFi Stadium – site of Super Bowl LVI.

NFL Network’s Week 1 preseason live schedule concludes Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 PM ET with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL Network’s live preseason schedule continues with eight Week 2 games, starting Thursday, August 19 with the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the New England Patriots at 7:30 PM ET, and continuing Friday, August 20 with the Cincinnati Bengals traveling to face the Washington Football Team at 8:00 PM ET.

On Saturday, August 21, NFL Network carries a quadruple-header of Week 2 preseason games, starting at 1:00 PM ET with the Buffalo Bills traveling to face the Chicago Bears. Saturday’s quadruple-header continues with the New York Jets at the Green Bay Packers at 4:25 PM ET, the Detroit Lions at the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 PM ET and the Las Vegas Raiders at the Los Angeles Rams at 10:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s Week 2 preseason live schedule concludes Sunday, August 22 with a double-header starting at 1:00 PM ET with the Cleveland Browns hosting the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the San Francisco 49ers at 7:30 PM ET.

NFL Network’s live preseason schedule concludes with seven Week 3 games, highlighted by two triple-headers. The first triple-header kicks off Saturday, August 28 at 1:00 PM ET with the Buffalo Bills hosting the Green Bay Packers, followed by the Chicago Bears at the Tennessee Titans at 7:00 PM ET and the Los Angeles Chargers at the Seattle Seahawks at 10:00 PM ET.

On Sunday, August 29, NFL Network’s triple-header starts at 1:00 PM ET with the Jacksonville Jaguars traveling to face the Dallas Cowboys, followed by the Las Vegas Raiders at the San Francisco 49ers at 4:00 PM ET and the New England Patriots at the New York Giants at 6:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s live Week 3 preseason schedule begins Friday, August 27 with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Minnesota Vikings at 8:00 PM ET.

Live preseason games on NFL Network are subject to blackouts in the local markets of the participating teams.

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NFL Network’s 2021 Live Preseason Schedule

Week 1


Thursday, August 12

7:30 PM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots


Friday, August 13

7:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions

10:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals


Saturday, August 14

1:00 PM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears

4:00 PM ET – Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings

7:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

10:00 PM ET – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams


Sunday, August 15

1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts


Week 2


Thursday, August 19

7:30 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles


Friday, August 20

8:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Football Team


Saturday, August 21

1:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears

4:25 PM ET – New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers

7:30 PM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

10:00 PM ET – Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams


Sunday, August 22

1:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns

7:30 PM ET – San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers


Week 3


Friday, August 27

8:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs


Saturday, August 28

1:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills

7:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

10:00 PM ET – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks


Sunday, August 29

1:00 PM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys

4:00 PM ET – Las Vegas Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers

6:00 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants


*Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets.



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