After three days of no games, the NFL preseason is set to get back underway. Week 2 begins on Thursday night with all 32 teams scheduled to play over the course of three days.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off the week’s action with a game on Thursday night. It’s one of six Week 2 games that will be broadcast nationally.
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks face off on Thursday night, as well. It’s a rematch of last year’s playoff game that saw Seattle advance to the divisional round after Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning field goal in the final seconds.
Only three games are on the schedule for Friday, including the nationally televised game between the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys. Miami had one of the biggest wins in the opening week with a 17-point victory over the New York Giants. Dallas lost the first NFL game in Los Angeles in 22 years.
Saturday includes seven games with kickoff times spanning from 3 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET. The entire AFC South is in action, as are last year’s AFC (Denver Broncos) and NFC (Carolina Panthers) champions.
Starters should see much more action in Week 2 than they did in Week 1 when a few top quarterbacks didn’t play at all. Seahawks rookie Trevone Boykin led all players with 188 passing yards, and Atlanta’s Aldrick Robinson was first with 118 receiving yards. The Colts’ Edwin Jackson had 10 tackles.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBS12 (Cincinnati) and FOX2 (Detroit)
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots, 8 p.m. ET, FOX (Chicago) and WBZ (New England)
Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns, 8 p.m. ET, CW69 (Atlanta) and WEWS (Cleveland)
Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m. ET, KTVU (Oakland) and PTN (Green Bay)
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Friday, Aug. 19
New York Jets at Washington Redskins, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBS2 (New York) and CSN (Washington)
Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys, 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Arizona Cardinals at San Diego Chargers, 9 p.m. ET, ABC-15 (Arizona) and KFMB (San Diego)
Saturday, Aug. 20
Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans, 3 p.m. ET, PTVN (Carolina) and WKRN2 (Tennessee)
New York Giants at Buffalo Bills, 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. ET, WFLA (Tampa Bay) and WJXT (Jacksonville)
New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans, 8 p.m. ET, FOX8 (New Orleans) and KTRK (Houston)
San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, 9 p.m. ET, KPIX5 (San Francisco) and KTVD (Denver)
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams, 9 p.m. ET, NFL Network