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2018 NFL Preseason TV and Announcer Schedule

The NFL released its 2018 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The 65-game slate kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 2 for the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, where the Chicago Bears take on the Baltimore Ravens. There will be eight nationally televised games, including one featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns at FirstEngery Stadium in Cleveland on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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  • All preseason games will be shown on NFL Network. Specific dates and times for every game will be released later this offseason.

    The following is the 2018 NFL preseason schedule, including dates, start times (in Eastern time zone), TV networks and scheduled announcers.


    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Hall of Fame Game (Canton, OH): Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens (NBC)
    Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)


    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 8:00 p.m.: New York Jets at Washington Redskins (ESPN)

    Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (ESPN)


    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (Fox)

    Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)

    Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 8:00 p.m.: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)

    Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 4:00 p.m.: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (Fox)

    Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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