Training camp is the first sign that the NFL season is quickly approaching, and next will be the first semblance of competitive football with a four-week slate of preseason games. And that will be here later this week. On Thursday, the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons will play the first preseason game of the year when they face off in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The following week will feature exhibition contests that will help teams prepare for the start of the 2019 season. When Does NFL Preseason 2019 Start Dates, Time, Schedule, Week 1 for Live Stream: The NFL preseason got underway last week with the traditional Hall of Fame Game as the Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 14-10 and will begin in earnest on Thursday, with 11 games on the schedule.