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.
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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.
Both the Falcons and the Broncos will play five games each in this preseason, as opposed to the other 30 teams, who will all play four games.
With just over a month before the NFL season gets underway, it’s time for the 32 franchises to finalize their preparations.
Here’s everything you need to follow preseason.
When does NFL preseason start?
While the Broncos and the Falcons have already worked up a sweat, the other 30 franchises will not be in action until Thursday, with the Buffalo Bills hosting the Indianapolis Colts at 7 p.m. ET and the New York Jets taking on the New York Giants at the same time.
Another nine games are on the slate on Thursday, with two games on Friday and three games on Saturday, respectively.
Preseason ends on Thursday, August 29, with all 32 franchises in action.
Live stream of the national games will be available via NFL Network, fubo TV and the digital platforms of the channel broadcasting the games.
Been waiting all off season for your favorite NFL team to take the field again? You’re in luck because every team will have opened their preseason slate by the end of Saturday.
The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons played in the Hall of Fame Game, and the rest of the NFL teams play their first preseason games from Thursday on. There are 11 games scheduled for Thursday, two on Friday and three on Saturday.
It’s not long until rookies make their professional debuts, players begin to battle for roster spots in earnest and starters gear up for the beginning of the new season.