The full 2017 NFL preseason schedule, which includes eight nationally televised games and starts on Aug. 3 with the Hall of Fame Game
It’s only been two months since the conclusion of Super Bowl LI and already NFL fans are likely going through withdrawals. That’s why there’s so much buzz about the NFL, voluntary workouts, and things of that nature. However, that’s all just a taste — not the real thing. We don’t get an actual taste really until the 2017 NFL preseason schedule kicks off.
Luckily, we can now at least know what dates we have to look forward to. For some time now, we’ve known that the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on Aug. 3 would be between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. However, the rest of the NFL preseason schedule has remained up in the air. That is no more.
The league released the 2017 NFL preseason schedule on Monday afternoon. This slate of preseason matchups includes eight games that will be broadcast on national networks. The rest of the games, of course, can be viewed through NFL Game Pass where they’ll be streaming.
So when is your team playing? Here’s a look at the full 2017 NFL preseason schedule:
Thursday Aug. 3
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals (NBC, 8 p.m. ET) – Hall of Fame Game
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals Tennessee Titans at New York Jets Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 (Aug. 17-21)
Falcons at Steelers Ravens at Dolphins Bills at Eagles Panthers at Titans Bears at Cardinals Broncos at 49ers Packers at Redskins Colts at Cowboys Chiefs at Bengals Rams at Raiders Vikings at Seahawks Patriots at Texans Saints at Chargers Giants at Browns (Aug. 21, ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) Jets at Lions Buccaneers at Jaguars (Aug. 17, ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Week 3 (Aug. 24-27)
Cardinals at Falcons Bills at Ravens Panthers at Jaguars Bears at Titans (Aug. 27, FOX, 1 p.m. ET) Bengals at Redskins (Aug. 27, FOX, 4:30 p.m. ET) Browns at Buccaneers Packers at Broncos Texans at Saints Colts at Steelers Chiefs at Seahawks (Aug. 25, CBS, 8 p.m. ET) Chargers at Rams (Aug. 26, CBS, 8 p.m. ET) Dolphins at Eagles Patriots at Lions Jets at Giants Raiders at Cowboys 49ers at Vikings (Aug. 27, NBC, 8 p.m. ET)
Cardinals at Broncos Ravens at Saints Bengals at Colts Browns at Bears Cowboys at Texans Lions at Bills Jaguars at Falcons Chargers at 49ers Rams at Packers Dolphins at Vikings Giants at Patriots Eagles at Jets Steelers at Panthers Seahawks at Raiders Titans at Chiefs Redskins at Buccaneers
Obviously the preseason ostensibly doesn’t mean anything. However, it does give fans a glimpse into position battles and things of that nature. More importantly, it’s NFL football on an NFL field. That’s a welcome sight after so many months off.