As it has for the month of August since it began, NFL Network will air most or all of the NFL’s preseason games. All 65 games will be shown on the network, 11 of which will be live. This includes the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH which kicks off the preseason. Normally, NBC airs the game, but with the network committed to the Olympics, the game shifts to NFL Network. The Thursday Night Football crew of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock will call the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals on August 5 at 8 p.m.
Let’s take a look at the schedule and what else NFL Network and NFL.com have in store for the preseason.
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2012 NFL Preseason Kicks Off Sunday, August 5 at 8:00 PM ET with Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH
Exclusive Access to all 32 Teams with ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ Beginning Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 AM ET
NFL.com’s ‘NFL Preseason Live’ Returns for Third Season
The home of the NFL is the place to go for the most comprehensive coverage of all 32 training camps and the 2012 preseason as the NFL gets ‘Back to Football.’ NFL Network remains the only place to see all 65 preseason games starting with the Hall of Fame Game on Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 PM ET, and NFL.com allows fans to watch every preseason game with the return of NFL Preseason Live.
Starting Wednesday, July 25, Inside Training Camp Live hits the field at 10:00 AM ET, providing nine hours of live coverage each day. As teams report to camp and take the field for the first time, NFL Network is there to provide live look-ins at team practices, interviews with players and coaches, analysis from NFL Network’s team of former players, head coaches and front office executives, and live reports from NFL Network reporters stationed across the country. Fans can gain additional insight from all 32 training camps with comprehensive reports on NFL.com.
NFL Network’s Scott Hanson provides on-location reports from the road nightly on NFL Total Access at 7:00 PM ET, beginning July 25 with the Arizona Cardinals. Hanson will also offer live reports from team practices. Beginning July 25, Hanson is scheduled to visit 10 training camps in 10 days, traveling almost 12,000 miles on 15 flights. Keep track of Hanson’s training camp journey on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and on Twitter (@ScottHanson).
At 8:00 PM ET, a three-hour Inside Training Camp Today recaps all of the action, providing the up-to-date information and analysis NFL fans crave.
NFL Network remains the only place to see the entire slate of 65 preseason games. Additionally, NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule features 11 live games, beginning with quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints facing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio Sunday, August 5 at 8:00 PM ET. NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football booth of play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler and game analyst Mike Mayock call the first game action of the 2012 preseason.
Here is a preview of the 11 live games on NFL Network:
Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints • Sunday, August 5 at 8:00 PM ET
Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals kick off the 2012 NFL preseason against QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham and the high-powered New Orleans Saints in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals • Friday, August 10 at 7:30 PM ET
QB Tim Tebow makes his New York Jets debut live on NFL Network against QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green and a Cincinnati Bengals team looking to return to the playoffs in 2012.
Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers • Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 PM ET
Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers host the Houston Texans, which feature the talented trio of RB Arian Foster, WR Andre Johnson and QB Matt Schaub.
Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks • Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 PM ET
Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returns to Seattle when the Titans face quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
St. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts • Sunday, August 12 at 1:30 PM ET
Number one overall pick Andrew Luck makes his preseason debut at home for the Indianapolis Colts against former number one overall pick Sam Bradford and the Rams in head coach Jeff Fisher’s St. Louis coaching debut.
New York Giants vs. New York Jets • Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 PM ET
The annual New York-New York preseason matchup takes place in Week 2 as the Super Bowl-champion Giants face the Jets.
Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers • Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 PM ET
QB Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys travel to San Diego to take on QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins • Saturday, August 25 at 4:00 PM ET
The top-two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft – Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III – meet for the first time when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Washington Redskins in Week 3 of the preseason schedule.
New England Patriots vs. New York Giants • Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 PM ET
The final week of the preseason kicks off with a rematch of Super Bowl XLVI when Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the New York Giants host QB Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers • Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM ET
The Kansas City Chiefs welcome back RB Jamaal Charles, S Eric Berry and TE Eric Moeaki when they travel to face QB Aaron Rodgers and the high-powered Green Bay Packers.
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals • Thursday, August 30 at 11:00 PM ET
QB Peyton Manning gets one final tune-up before the start of the regular season when the Denver Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals.
Throughout the preseason, NFL Preseason Live on NFL Network whips viewers around the league to provide a comprehensive recap of all of the preseason action. The three-and-a-half-hour show airs at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, August 9; Friday, August 17; Friday, August 24; and Saturday, August 25.
NFL.com’s NFL Preseason Live Returns to Give Fans Live Access to all Games
NFL.com’s NFL Preseason Live returns to offer fans live and on-demand access to preseason games online and in HD. Full DVR controls allow fans to pause, rewind and replay both live and archived game action. Additional viewing options include picture-in-picture and a quad view mode which provides fans the ability to watch four games on the same screen.
New to NFL Preseason Live this year is the Condensed Games feature, which allows fans to watch every play from an entire game – from opening kickoff to the final whistle – in 30 minutes and commercial-free. For the first time, NFL Preseason Live is available on Android and iOS tablets with a free download.
NFL Preseason Live is currently offered at $19.99. To learn more, visit www.NFL.com/preseasonlive.
NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE FOR 2012 PRESEASON GAMES
(BOLD INDICATES LIVE GAMES / FIRST AIRINGS ONLY / ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
Sunday, August 5
8:00 PM – Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints – LIVE
Thursday, August 9
12 Midnight – Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears
3:00 AM – Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons
Friday, August 10
1:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
4:00 PM – Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills
7:30 PM – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals – LIVE
2:00 AM – Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, August 11
6:00 AM – Green Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers
12 Noon – New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
3:00 PM – New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots
7:00 PM – Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers – LIVE
10:00 PM – Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE
2:00 AM – Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions
Sunday, August 12
7:30 AM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins
1:30 PM – St. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts – LIVE
Monday, August 13
10:00 AM – Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Tuesday, August 14
12 Midnight – Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders
Thursday, August 16
12 Midnight – Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers
Friday, August 17
12 Midnight – Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers
3:00 AM – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons
Saturday, August 18
12 Noon – Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings
3:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints
7:00 PM – New York Giants vs. New York Jets – LIVE
10:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers – LIVE
1:00 AM – Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, August 19
7:00 AM – Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens
10:00 AM – Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1:00 PM – San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans
4:00 PM – Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears
11:00 PM – Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
Monday, August 20
1:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams
Tuesday, August 21
3:00 AM – Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Wednesday, August 22
10:00 AM – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
Thursday, August 23
12 Midnight – Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Friday, August 24
12 Midnight – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens
3:00 AM – San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Saturday, August 25
1:00 PM – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns
4:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins – LIVE
12 Midnight – St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
3:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, August 26
7:00 AM – Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants
10:00 AM – Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins
1:00 PM – New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11:00 PM – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders
2:00 AM – Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans
Monday, August 27
1:00 PM – Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints
4:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills
Tuesday, August 28
10:00 AM – Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets
12 Midnight – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
Wednesday, August 29
7:30 PM – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants – LIVE
11:30 PM – Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys
Thursday, August 30
3:00 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins
7:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers – LIVE
11:00 PM – Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals – LIVE
3:00 AM – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
Friday, August 31
1:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
8:00 PM – New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles
12 Midnight – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts
Saturday, September 1
10:00 AM – New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans
1:00 PM – Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
4:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams
8:00 PM – Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Midnight – Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns
Sunday, September 2
10:00 AM – Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans
10:00 PM – Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks
* Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets, with the exception of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Re-airs of a non-sellout preseason game prior to the home team’s local over-the-air station re-airing the game will be blacked out on NFL Network in the home team market.
There you have it. That was another long press release from NFL Network.