NFL Network’s Preseason Week 1 schedule features eight LIVE games starting Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 PM ET with rookie quarterback Mac Jones and the New England Patriots hosting defensive end Chase Young and the Washington Football Team.
Editions of NFL Total Access air at 7:00 PM ET, during halftime of Washington-Patriots and at 10:30 PM ET with analysts Willie McGinest and Maurice Jones-Drew.
NFL Network’s Preseason Week 1 live schedule continues Friday, August 13 with a doubleheader starting at 7:00 PM ET when quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills travel to face quarterback Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions. At 10:00 PM ET, quarterback Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals host quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 6:30 PM ET, and during halftime of Bills-Lions and Cowboys-Cardinals with analysts Jones-Drew and Andrew Hawkins.
On Saturday, August 14, NFL Network airs a quadruple-header of live Preseason Week 1 games starting at 1:00 PM ET with rookie quarterback Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears hosting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins. NFL Network’s quadruple-header continues at 4:00 PM ET when quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings host linebacker Von Miller and the Denver Broncos, followed by 2021 No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence’s preseason debut at 7:00 PM ET when the Jacksonville Jaguars host 2018 No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. At 10:00 PM ET, the Los Angeles Rams host the Los Angeles Chargers, marking the first game with fans in attendance at SoFi Stadium – site of Super Bowl LVI. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 12:30 PM ET, and during halftime of Dolphins-Bears, Broncos-Vikings, Browns-Jaguars and Chargers-Rams with analysts McGinest, David Carr and Adam Rank.
NFL Network’s Preseason Week 1 live schedule concludes on Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 PM ET when running back Christian McCaffrey and the Carolina Panthers travel to face linebacker Darius Leonard and the Indianapolis Colts. Editions of NFL Total Access air at 12:30 PM ET and during halftime of Panthers-Colts with analysts Hawkins and Rank.
Live preseason games on NFL Network are subject to blackouts in the local markets of the participating teams.
Additionally, NFL Network re-airs broadcasts of every preseason Week 1 game.
The Top 100 Players of 2021 premieres on Sunday, August 15 at 4:00 PM ET following Panthers-Colts on NFL Network, revealing players ranked No. 100-41 over the course of six hours.
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Below is NFL Network’s preseason Week 1 broadcast schedule.
NFL NETWORK 2021 PRESEASON WEEK 1 GAMES SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)
Thursday, August 12
7:30 PM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots – LIVE
11:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
2:00 AM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots
4:30 AM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Friday, August 13
1:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
4:00 PM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots
7:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions – LIVE
10:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals – LIVE
1:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons
4:00 AM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
Saturday, August 14
7:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
10:00 AM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
1:00 PM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears – LIVE
4:00 PM ET – Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings – LIVE
7:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – LIVE
10:00 PM ET – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams – LIVE
1:00 AM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
4:00 AM ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Sunday, August 15
7:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers
10:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. New York Giants
1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts – LIVE
10:00 PM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
1:00 AM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
4:00 AM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday, August 16
1:00 PM ET – Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings
4:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
8:00 PM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots
12 Midnight ET – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams
3:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons
Tuesday, August 17
1:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
4:00 PM ET – New York Jets vs. New York Giants
8:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
12 Midnight ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
3:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears
Wednesday, August 18
1:00 PM ET – Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers
4:00 PM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears
8:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
1:00 AM ET – Seattle Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders
4:00 AM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts
Thursday, August 19
1:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
4:00 PM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***
The following broadcast teams will be calling each preseason Week 1 matchup on NFL Network:
|Washington vs. Patriots||Bob Socci||Scott Zolak||Rob Ninkovich|
|Steelers vs. Eagles||Scott Graham||Ross Tucker||Dave Spadaro|
|Bills vs. Lions||Brandon Gaudin||Herman Moore||Dannie Rogers|
|Titans vs. Falcons||Justin Kutcher||DJ Shockley & Steve Wyche||Jen Hale & Justin Felder|
|Cowboys vs. Cardinals||Dave Pasch||Ron Wolfley||N/A|
|Dolphins vs. Bears||Adam Amin||Jim Miller||Lou Canellis|
|Broncos vs. Vikings||Paul Allen||Pete Bercich||Ben Leber & Greg Coleman|
|Browns vs. Jaguars||Brian Sexton||Bucky Brooks||Brent Martineau|
|Saints vs. Ravens||Gerry Sandusky||Rod Woodson & Mike Nolan||Evan Washburn|
|Jets vs. Giants||Bob Papa||Carl Banks||Howard Cross & Bruce Beck|
|Bengals vs. Buccaneers||Chris Myers||Ronde Barber||Dan Lucas|
|Texans vs. Packers||Kevin Harlan||James Lofton||Lance Allen & John Kuhn|
|Chiefs vs. 49ers||Greg Papa||Tim Ryan||Dennis O’Donnell|
|Seahawks vs. Raiders||Beth Mowins||Matt Millen & Rich Gannon||N/A|
|Chargers vs. Rams||Andrew Siciliano||Mina Kimes & Aqib Talib||Curt Sandoval|
|Panthers vs. Colts||Greg Rakestraw||Rick Venturi||Larra Overton|
For every live preseason game on NFL Network, alternate feeds will be shown in the primary markets of the two competing teams. Here are alternate feeds for Preseason Week 1 games:
- In Washington, D.C. and New England markets on Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE
- In Buffalo and Detroit markets on Friday, August 13 at 7:00 PM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons – LIVE
- In Cleveland and Jacksonville markets on Saturday, August 14 at 7:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens – LIVE
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