The games don’t count, but they give football fans a first glimpse of what their teams will look like for the 2019 NFL season.
NFL training camps have begun, which means the 2019 season is just around the corner. Camps opened in July, preseason games run through August and the 2019 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 5. Each team plays four preseason games before it cuts down to its final, 53-man roster to begin the season.
Preseason games give fans their first look —— at last year’s college stars in NFL uniforms, along with free agents who have signed with new teams. How will Odell Beckham Jr. look in brown and orange catching passes from Baker Mayfield in Cleveland? How will Antonio Brown look in silver and black in the Raiders’ last season in Oakland? After sitting out last season, will Le’Veon Bell find his groove running in Gotham Green for the new-look Jets? Will first overall pick Kyler Murray look as good in Cardinal red as he did winning the Heisman Trophy last season in Sooner maroon? We’ll start getting answers to these questions during the NFL preseason.
When does the NFL preseason begin?
The preseason kicked off last night with the Hall of Fame game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos in Canton, Ohio. The other 30 teams will play their first preseason game next week — between Aug. 8 and 10. (And Madden ’20 comes out on Tuesday.)
How can I stream the NFL Network for preseason games?
The NFL Network will broadcast 14 preseason games live and show replays of all 65 preseason games. Click here for the NFL Network’s broadcast schedule for both live games and replays of preseason games.
Live games will be blacked-out on the NFL Network in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets, but you’ll be able to watch your local team’s preseason games on your local CBS and Fox channel. Generally, AFC teams are on CBS, and NFC teams are on Fox