When does NFL preseason start?
When Does NFL Preseason 2019 Start? Dates, Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream for Week 1
While the Broncos and the Falcons have already worked up a sweat, the other 30 franchises will not be in action until Thursday, with the Buffalo Bills hosting the Indianapolis Colts at 7 p.m. ET and the New York Jets taking on the New York Giants at the same time.
NFL training camps have begun, which means the 2019 season is just around the corner. Camps opened in July, preseason games run through August and the 2019 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 5. Each team plays four preseason games before it cuts down to its final, 53-man roster to begin the season.
Preseason Week 1
Thursday, Aug. 8
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7 p.m., NFL Network
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals, 10 p.m., NFL Network
Friday, Aug. 9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7:30 p.m., NFL Network
Saturday, Aug. 10
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers, 9 p.m., NFL Network
Games that air on CBS can be streamed on CBS All Access.
Games that air on ESPN can be streamed on WatchESPN.
Games that air on FOX can be streamed on Fox Sports Go.
Games that air on NBC can be streamed on NBC Sports Live.
One of the most interesting parts of the preseason is seeing players who joined teams during the offseason taking the field for games in their new uniforms for the first time. That includes rookies, players who switched sides during free agency and players who were traded.
Many eyes will be on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, as rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, will likely be making his pro debut in the Cardinals’ preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Preseason Week 2
Thursday, Aug. 15
Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals, 8 p.m., ESPN
Friday, Aug. 16
Chicago Bears at New York Giants, 7:30 p.m., NFL Network
Saturday, Aug. 17
Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts, 4 p.m., NFL Network
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7:30 p.m., NFL Network
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, 10 p.m., NFL Network
Sunday, Aug. 18
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers, 4 p.m., CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m., Fox
Monday, Aug. 19
San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, 8 p.m., ESPN
Preseason Week 3
Thursday, Aug. 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins, 8 p.m., Fox