Once the NFL lockout was lifted, the next thing I was waiting for from the NFL Network was the announcement of the preseason TV schedule. We have the entire press release showcasing all 64 preseason games for this month. Normally, we have 65 games, but the Hall of Fame Game was canceled, but every team will have its regular schedule of four preseason games.
Five of 64 games will be aired live in their entirety on NFL Network, one will be joined in progress. The rest will be shown on tape. We have the full details of what games will be seen when right here from the NFL Network.
Super Bowl MVPs Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning & Drew Brees, As Well As QBs in New Homes – Donovan McNabb & Kevin Kolb – Highlight Six-Game Live Schedule
NFL.com’s Preseason Live Returns for Second Season
Live Coverage of Free Agency and Training Camps Continues
NFL Network and NFL.com get ‘Back to Football’ with the most comprehensive coverage of the 2011 NFL preseason, carrying all 64 games in HD. After debuting last season, NFL Preseason Live returns, allowing fans to watch every preseason game on NFL.com.
With free agency abuzz and training camps ramping up, NFL Network provides continuous live coverage throughout the week, beginning as early as 6:00 AM ET. Back to Football, live at 1:00 PM ET this week, provides the latest breaking news and most up-to-date analysis on all of the top issues in the NFL. At 3:00 PM ET, Inside Training Camp offers an inside look into all 32 training camps, with live reports from NFL Network reporters stationed across the country.
NFL Network remains the only place to see the entire slate of 64 preseason games, with each aired multiple times throughout August and into September leading up to the debut of the 2011 NFL season.
Catch the first live action of the 2011 preseason on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 PM ET with Around the League: Preseason 2011, providing live look-ins, highlights and analysis of Thursday’s slate of preseason games, including Baltimore-Philadelphia and Jacksonville-New England (kickoff at 7:30 PM ET), and Denver-Dallas (kickoff at 8:30 PM ET). At 11:00 PM ET, the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles will be shown in its entirety as NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule begins.
NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule features six live games, including two doubleheaders in primetime. Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the defending champion Green Bay Packers kick off NFL Network’s live game schedule against Cleveland on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 PM ET in their first game since winning Super Bowl XLV.
On Saturday, August 20, NFL Network features a doubleheader of Week 2 action. At 8:00 PM ET, quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel to Houston to take on wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Texans, followed by Minnesota and new quarterback Donovan McNabb at Seattle joined live in progress at 11:00 PM ET.
The live schedule concludes with three games in the critical final week of the preseason, with a doubleheader on Thursday, September 1. At 7:00 PM ET, quarterback Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the last tune-up before the start of the regular season. At 10:00 PM ET, Denver travels to Arizona in a game filled with quarterback questions as Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow battle for the Broncos’ starting quarterback position, and Kevin Kolb seeks to prove he is a franchise-caliber signal-caller. On Friday, September 2 at 10:30 PM ET, Seattle hosts Oakland.
NFL.com’s NFL Preseason Live returns to offer live preseason games where available (games only available out of market) with full DVR controls allowing fans to pause, rewind and replay both live and archived game action. Additional viewing options include picture-in-picture – dual and quad views – providing the ability to watch multiple games on the same screen. Fans can also chat with other fans across the country in the NFL Preseason Live chat lobby.
Prior to the start of the preseason, NFL Preseason Live is offered at a 50% off “Back to Football” discounted price of $19.99. Retail price is $39.99.
Here is a preview of the six live games on NFL Network:
Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns • Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 PM ET
QB Aaron Rodgers and the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers open up their 2011 preseason schedule on the road against new head coach Pat Shurmur, QB Colt McCoy and the Cleveland Browns.
New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans • Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 PM ET
QB Matt Schaub, RB Arian Foster, WR Andre Johnson and the high-powered Texans host QB Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a Week 2 matchup.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks • Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 PM ET [Joined live in progress]
Minnesota and new QB Donovan McNabb travel to face former Vikings Sidney Rice and Tarvaris Jackson and the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Network will join the game live in progress at 11:00 PM ET.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals • Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM ET
With Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco no longer in Cincinnati, rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green usher in a new era for the Bengals against QB Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals • Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 PM ET
QBs Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton battle for the starting quarterback spot for the Broncos, while new Arizona QB Kevin Kolb and WR Larry Fitzgerald lead the way for the Cardinals.
Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks • Friday, September 2 at 10:30 PM ET
Recently signed WR Sidney Rice and QB Tarvaris Jackson lead the Seahawks against RB Darren McFadden and the Raiders in a final tune-up before the regular season kicks off.
NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE FOR 2011 PRESEASON GAMES
(BOLD INDICATES LIVE GAMES/FIRST AIRINGS ONLY/ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Thursday, August 11
11:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
Friday, August 12
4:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
11:00 PM – Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys
2:00 AM – Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders
Saturday, August 13
7:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
10:00 AM – Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions
1:00 PM – Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons
4:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
7:30 PM – Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns — LIVE
10:30 PM – San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, August 14
10:00 AM – Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans
1:00 PM – New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
7:00 PM – Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
10:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts at St. Louis Rams
4:00 AM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs
Wednesday, August 17
7:00 AM – New York Jets at Houston Texans
Thursday, August 18
11:00 PM – New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Friday, August 19
11:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
Saturday, August 20
7:00 AM – Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers
1:00 PM – Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins
4:00 PM – Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
8:00 PM – New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans — LIVE
11:00 PM – Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks – [Join in progress]
Sunday, August 21
10:00 AM – Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
1:00 PM – Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos
4:00 PM – Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts
11:00 PM – Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
2:00 AM – Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
Monday, August 22
4:00 PM – Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams
11:00 PM – San Diego Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
Tuesday, August 23
8:00 PM – Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
Wednesday, August 24
1:00 PM – Chicago Bears at New York Giants
Thursday, August 25
11:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
Friday, August 26
4:00 PM – Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
11:00 PM – St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 27
7:00 AM – Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
1:00 PM – Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts
11:00 PM – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
2:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Sunday, August 28
10:00 AM – New York Jets at New York Giants
1:00 PM – Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
4:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
11:00 PM – Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2:00 AM – New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
Monday, August 29
4:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
8:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
11:00 PM – San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
2:00 AM – New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders
Thursday, September 1
7:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals — LIVE
10:00 PM – Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals – LIVE
2:00 AM – San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers
Friday, September 2
10:00 AM – St. Louis Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars
1:00 PM – Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints
4:00 PM – Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
8:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins
10:30 PM – Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks – LIVE
Saturday, September 3
7:00 AM – Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills
10:00 AM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
1:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons
4:00 PM – New York Giants at New England Patriots
8:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
11:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, September 4
7:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears
10:00 PM – Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings
* Live games on NFL Network and NFL Preseason Live will be blacked out when televised on local stations. Blackouts also may apply to preseason tape delay airings in home markets. NFL Preseason Live features all the preseason games except the 11 that are televised nationally by NFL network partners.
There you have it.