Don’t look now, but the NFL’s 2022 season is just around the corner. Training camps began in July, pre-season matches began in August, and the official NFL season begins on September 8. Each team plays three pre-season matches before being shortened to the last 53-man squad to start the season. The final nationwide game of the first week includes: Minnesota Vikings v Las Vegas Raiders at 4:25 PM ET (1:25 PT) on the NFL Network.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the NFL preseason games without a cable.
The NFL network will broadcast most of the national preseason matches, and CBS, Fox, ESPN and Prime Video will be broadcasting several other national matches. Local networks including CBS, NBC, and Fox run the rest of the games.
Looking ahead to the regular season, CBS (and Paramount Plus) and Fox host matches on Sunday, ESPN shows Monday Night Football, Prime Video shows Saturday Night Football and NBC (and Peacock) shows Sunday Night Football.
Here are the remaining NFL preseason TV show for the last day of week 1 (all ET time), as well as a forecast for week 2, with nationwide TV games in bold.
Sunday, August 14
- Minnesota Vikings at the Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 PM on the NFL Network
Thursday, August 18
- Chicago Bears in Seattle Seahawks, 8pm on ESPN
Friday, August 19
- Carolina Panthers on New England Patriots, 7:00 PM on the NFL Network
- New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers, 8pm
- Houston Texans at the Los Angeles Rams, 10:00 PM on the NFL Network
Saturday, August 20
- Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills, 1pm on the NFL Network
- Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts, 1pm
- Washington Commanders at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Tennessee Titans, 7pm on the NFL Network
- Pittsburgh Steelers at the Jacksonville Jaguars, 7pm
- Las Vegas Raiders at the Miami Dolphins, 7pm
- San Francisco 49ers at the Minnesota Vikings at 7:00 PM 19.00
- Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers, 10:00 PM on the NFL Network
Sunday, August 21
- Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, 1pm on the NFL Network
- Cincinnati Bengals on the New York Giants, 7:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Baltimore Ravens at the Arizona Cardinals, 8:00 PM on Fox
Monday, August 22
- Atlanta Falcons at the New York Jets, 8:00 PM ET on ESPN
Full pre-season schedule check out NFL.com.
Four of the top five live TV streaming services support NFL – all except DirecTV Stream. All five have ESPN and Fox, and all but Sling TV have CBS. For CBS and Fox games please note that not every service serves every local networkso check each one using the links below to make sure they support CBS and Fox in your area.
YouTube TV costs $ 65 a month and includes the NFL network along with CBS, Fox, and ESPN. Connect your zip code to yours Welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 70 a month and includes all four channels you need to watch NFL preseason games. Click the link “View channels near you” on his Welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. Read our Hulu Live TV review.
The $ 35 / month Sling package includes the NFL Network and Fox, but Fox is only available in a handful of areas. The $ 35 / month Orange Sling package includes ESPN. You can combine both plans for $ 50 per month. Read our Sling TV review.
Amazon Prime Video is an exclusive home for the fourth football night for the coming season. It will show one pre-season match on Thursday, August 25, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans. For millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is now available at no additional cost. It costs $ 9 a month for non-Prime members. Read our Amazon Prime Video review.
With DirecTV Stream you will only be able to watch three NFL pre-season matches. His $ 70 / month entry-level entertainment package includes CBS, Fox, and ESPN, but none of his plans include the NFL network. You can use him channel search tool to see which local channels are available where you live. Read our DirectTV Stream review.
All of the above live TV streaming services offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime, and require an always-on internet connection. Are you looking for more information? Check ours live streaming services guide.