Update: The following games will be broadcast live on NFL Network.
Thursday: Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers
Friday: Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks
Saturday: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings
Sunday: Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles
The 2015 NFL preseason officially got underway on Sunday night with the Hall of Fame game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. This week, the rest of the league will take the field for the first time this year, doing so over a four-day span.
Week 1 of the preseason will see teams play their first exhibition games on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Six contests will kick off the week’s schedule, including a game between the defending Super Bowl champs and the favorite to win Super Bowl 50 in February.
The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers will kick off the Week 1 schedule, along with two other games that start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday night. Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate won’t affect his status for the preseason, and he’ll be on the field for the team’s first exhibition game.
Most starters aren’t expected to play much in Week 1, while some won’t play at all. Teddy Bridgewater attempted just six passes on Sunday, while Ben Roethlisberger, Adrian Peterson and Antonio Brown didn’t play at all. Both Minnesota and Pittsburgh will play five games this preseason. The Steelers will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, and the Vikings are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.
Eight NFL preseason games will be broadcast on national TV, but none will be shown across the country until Week 2. The Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles will close out the first week’s schedule as they play in the lone game on Sunday.
Below is the look at the complete Week 1 preseason schedule, including dates and start times and local TV channels.
Thursday, Aug. 13
New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX-8 (New Orleans) and WBAL (Baltimore)
Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC (Green Bay) and WBZ (New England)
New York Jets at Detroit Lions, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBS (New York) and FOX2 (Detroit)
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears, 8 p.m. ET, CBS (Miami) and FOX (Chicago)
Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns, 8 p.m. ET, NBC (Washington) and WEWS (Cleveland)
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers, 10 p.m. ET, CBS 11 (Dallas) and KFMB 8 (San Diego)
Friday, Aug. 14
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons, 7 p.m. ET, WKRN2 (Tennessee) and CW69 (Atlanta)
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills, 7 p.m. ET, PTVN (Carolina) and WKBW (Buffalo)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. ET, KDKA (Pittsburgh) and WJXT (Jacksonville)
New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC (New York) and CBS (Cincinnati)
St. Louis Rams at Oakland Raiders, 10 p.m. ET, KTVU (Oakland) and KTVI (St. Louis)
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks, 10 p.m. ET, KTVD (Denver) and FOX (Seattle)
Saturday, Aug. 15
San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans, 8 p.m. ET, KPIX 5 (San Francisco) and KTRK (Houston)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m. ET, WFLA (Tampa Bay) and KMSP (Minnesota)
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals, 9 p.m. ET, KCTV 5 (Kansas City) and ABC-15 (Arizona)
Sunday, Aug. 16
Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles, FOX59 (Indianapolis) and NBC10 (Philadelphia)