NFL Preseason Dates & Times Announced

NFL Preseason Dates & Times Announced

The dates and kickoff times of a 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins in Canton, Ohio on Sunday night, August 3.

The Hall of Fame Game — televised live at 8:00 PM ET by NBC — is the first of 13 national preseason telecasts carried by NFL broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network.

With NFL Network airing 54 games either live or on tape delay, every snap of every NFL preseason game will be available to fans nationally this summer.

The 2008 preseason schedule was announced in April, without dates and times, which now have been determined. The date of one of the national TV games has been switched since that time. The Oakland Raiders will now visit the Tennessee Titans on FOX (8:00 PM ET) on Friday night, August 15 rather than on August 16.

The complete 2008 NFL preseason schedule:


(All Game Times Subject to Change)


Sunday, August 3 (Hall of Fame Game)

Local Eastern

Indianapolis vs. Washington (Canton, OH) NBC 8:00p (ET) 8:00p

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 7 – 11

San Francisco at Oakland – TBD

Thursday, August 7

New Orleans at Arizona ESPN 5:00p (MST) 8:00p

NY Giants at Detroit 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Baltimore at New England 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

NY Jets at Cleveland 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Kansas City at Chicago 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Friday, August 8

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Seattle at Minnesota 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Saturday, August 9

Buffalo at Washington 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Atlanta at Jacksonville 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Indianapolis at Carolina 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Tampa Bay at Miami 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Denver at Houston 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

St. Louis at Tennessee 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Dallas at San Diego 7:00p (PT) 10:00p

Monday, August 11

Cincinnati at Green Bay ESPN 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 14-18

Thursday, August 14

Carolina at Philadelphia FOX 8:00p (ET) 8:00p

Pittsburgh at Buffalo (Toronto) 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Friday, August 15

Oakland at Tennessee FOX 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Saturday, August 16

Washington at NY Jets 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Indianapolis at Atlanta 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Miami at Jacksonville 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Minnesota at Baltimore 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Arizona at Kansas City 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Houston at New Orleans 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

San Diego at St. Louis 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Chicago at Seattle 6:00p (PT) 9:00p

Dallas at Denver 7:00p (MT) 9:00p

Green Bay at San Francisco 6:00p (PT) 9:00p

Sunday, August 17

New England at Tampa Bay NFLN 8:00p (ET) 8:00p

Detroit at Cincinnati 7:35p (ET) 7:35p

Monday, August 18

Cleveland at NY Giants ESPN 8:00p (ET) 8:00p

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 21-25

Thursday, August 21

San Francisco at Chicago FOX 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Friday, August 22

Houston at Dallas CBS 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Philadelphia at New England 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Tennessee at Atlanta 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Green Bay at Denver 7:00p (MT) 9:00p

Saturday, August 23

Pittsburgh at Minnesota CBS 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Cleveland at Detroit 4:00p (ET) 4:00p

NY Giants at NY Jets 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Kansas City at Miami 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

New Orleans at Cincinnati 7:35p (ET) 7:35p

Washington at Carolina 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Baltimore at St. Louis 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Arizona at Oakland 6:00p (PT) 9:00p

Sunday, August 24

Buffalo at Indianapolis NFLN 8:00p (ET) 8:00p

Monday, August 25

Seattle at San Diego ESPN 5:00p (PT) 8:00p

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 28-29

Thursday, August 28

Jacksonville at Washington NBC 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Detroit at Buffalo 6:30p (ET) 6:30p

NY Jets at Philadelphia 6:30p (ET) 6:30p

Cincinnati at Indianapolis 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

New England at NY Giants 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Atlanta at Baltimore 7:00p (ET) 7:00p

Carolina at Pittsburgh 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Chicago at Cleveland 7:30p (ET) 7:30p

Miami at New Orleans 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Minnesota at Dallas 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

St. Louis at Kansas City 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Tampa Bay at Houston 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Tennessee at Green Bay 7:00p (CT) 8:00p

Friday, August 29

Denver at Arizona 7:00p (MST) 10:00p

Oakland at Seattle 7:00p (PT) 10:00p

San Diego at San Francisco 7:00p (PT) 10:00p