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. Five games are scheduled for Friday night, two of which can be watched on the NFL network. The Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions will start at 6:00 PM EST, followed by the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers at 8:30 PM EST.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the NFL preseason games without a cable.
Over the next three weeks, the NFL Network will show 20 consecutive pre-season matches, while CBS, Fox, ESPN and Prime Video will show one national game each. 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’s the rest of the NFL Pre-Season TV Show for Week 1 (ET all-time), z nationwide TV games in bold.
Friday, August 12
- Atlanta Falcons on the Detroit Lions, 6:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Cleveland Browns at the Jacksonville Jaguars, 7pm
- Arizona Cardinals in Cincinnati Bengals at 19.30
- New York Jets at the Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 pm
- Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 PM on the NFL Network
Saturday, August 13
- Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Carolina Panthers at Washington Commanders, 1pm
- Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills, 4:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Seattle Seahawks in Pittsburgh Steelers, 7pm on the NFL Network
- Miami Dolphins at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:30 PM
- New Orleans Saints in the Houston Texans, 8pm
- Dallas Cowboys in the Denver Broncos, 9:00 PM on the NFL Network
- Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers, 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 14
- Minnesota Vikings at the Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 PM on the NFL Network
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.
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