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NFL Network's live preseason schedule kicks off Thursday, Aug. 8 with a doubleheader starting at 7 PM ET when Le'Veon Bell makes his New York Jets debut against Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants. At 10 PM ET, the number one overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyler Murray, makes his preseason debut when the Arizona Cardinals host Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Week 1 preseason games on NFL Network continue with the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM ET, and the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 9 PM ET.
NFL Network’s four Week 2 preseason live games begin on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 PM ET when the Chicago Bears travel to face the Giants. On Saturday, Aug. 17, NFL Network carries a tripleheader of live preseason games beginning at 4 PM ET when Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland Browns face the Indianapolis Colts. The tripleheader continues at 7:30 PM ET when reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the Steelers, followed by the Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams in Hawaii at 10 PM ET.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, NFL Network’s tripleheader of Week 3 preseason games begins at 1 PM ET when the Minnesota Vikings host the Cardinals. At 4 PM ET, the Cowboys host the Houston Texans, and the day wraps with the Seattle Seahawks visiting the Chargers at 10 PM ET.
NFL Network's live preseason schedule concludes with a Week 4 doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 29 with the Jets hosting the Philadelphia Eagles at 7 PM ET and the Chargers traveling to face the 49ers at 10 PM ET.
Live preseason games on NFL Network are subject to blackouts in the local markets of the participating teams.
All NFL Network programming — including the 13 live preseason games and broadcasts of all 65 preseason games — can be streamed live through the NFL and NFL Network apps on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices. Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers.
NFL Game Pass provides fans in the United States access to live out-of-market preseason games, as well as other exclusive content. For $99.99 for the 2019-20 season, NFL Game Pass offers NFL fans the following:
NFL Game Pass is available at NFL.com/GamePass, as well as on smartphones, tablets and connected TVs via the NFL App.
(All Times are Eastern)
Thursday, Aug. 8
7 PM – New York Jets vs. New York Giants
10 PM – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Friday, Aug. 9
7:30 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Saturday, Aug. 10
9 PM – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
Friday, Aug. 16
7:30 PM – Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants
Saturday, Aug. 17
4 PM – Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
7:30 PM – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
10 PM – Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams (Game Played in Hawaii)
Saturday, Aug. 24
1 PM – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
7 PM – Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
10 PM – Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Thursday, Aug. 29
7 PM – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets
10 PM – Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
*Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' over-the-air station markets.