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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.

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.

WEEK ONE

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. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Browns at New York Giants (NFL Network, WEWS/ABC-5, WNBC-4)
Announcers:
Browns: Jay Crawford, Tim Couch, Andy Baskin
Giants: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Bruce Beck, Howard Cross

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills (PTV/Spectrum News, WKBW)
Announcers:
Panthers: Mick Mixon, Mike Rucker, Kevin Donnalley
Bills: Rob Stone, Steve Tasker, Thad Brown

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals (Fox-32, WKRC-12)
Announcers:
Bears: Adam Amin, Jim Miller, Lou Canellis
Bengals: Mike Watts, Anthony Muñoz, Mike Valpredo

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles (KDKA-TV, NBC-10)
Announcers:
Steelers: Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews
Eagles: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock, Dave Spadaro

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars (Fox-8, WFOX-TV)
Announcers:
Saints: Joel Meyers, John Stinchcomb, Sean Kelley, John DeShazier
Jaguars: Brian Sexton, Fred Taylor, Brent Martineau, Ashlyn Sullivan

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins (WFLA, CBS-4)
Announcers:
Buccaneers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas
Dolphins: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Kim Bokamper

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Washington Redskins at New England Patriots (NBC-4, WBZ)
Announcers:
Washington: Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann, Clinton Portis
Patriots: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak, Rob Ninkovich, Steve Burton

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens (CBS-2, WBAL)
Announcers:
Rams: Andrew Siciliano, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager, Jill Arrington
Ravens: Gerry Sandusky, Brian Billick, Evan Washburn

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers (WKRN, PTN)
Announcers:
Titans: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis, Cory Curtis
Packers: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Lance Allan

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 8:30 p.m.
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (ABC-13, KCTV-5)
Announcers:
Texans: Kevin Kugler, Spencer Tillman, Drew Dougherty
Chiefs: Carter Blackburn, Trent Green, Todd McShay, B.J. Kissel

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 10:00 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (NFL Network, KTVT-11, KPIX-5)
Announcers:
Cowboys: Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg, Marcus Spears, Lindsay Draper
49ers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O’Donnell

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 10:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks (Fox-59, Q13-Fox)
Announcers:
Colts: Matt Taylor, Rick Venturi, Caroline Cann
Seahawks: Curt Menefee, Brock Huard

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets (NFL Network, CW-69, WCBS-2)
Announcers:
Falcons: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire, D.J. Shockley
Jets: Ian Eagle, Anthony Becht, Otis Livingston

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 10:30 p.m.
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders (NFL Network)
Announcers:
Lions: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman, Tori Petry
Raiders: Beth Mowins, Rich Gannon, Matt Millen, JT The Brick

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 9:00 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos (NFL Network, Fox-9, 9News/KTVD-20)
Announcers:
Vikings: Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman, Ben Leber
Broncos: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Rod Mackey

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (KABC-7)
Announcers:
Chargers: Spero Dedes, LaDanian Tomlinson, Daniel Jeremiah, Mario Solis
Cardinals: Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Gerke

WEEK TWO

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots (NBC-10, WBZ/PNN)
Announcers:
Eagles: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock, Dave Spadaro
Patriots: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak, Rob Ninkovich, Steve Burton

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 8:00 p.m.: New York Jets at Washington Redskins (ESPN, WABC-7, WJLA-7)
Announcers:
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers (KDKA-TV, PTN)
Announcers:
Steelers: Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews
Packers: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Lance Allan

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons (KCTV-5, CW-69)
Announcers:
Chiefs: Carter Blackburn, Trent Green, Todd McShay, B.J. Kissel
Falcons: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire, D.J. Shockley

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 7:00 p.m.: New York Giants at Detroit Lions (WNBC-4, WJBK-2)
Announcers:
Giants: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Bruce Beck, Howard Cross
Lions: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman, Tori Petry

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns (NFL Network, WKBW-TV)
Announcers:
Bills: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Thad Brown
Browns: Jay Crawford, Tim Couch, Bernie Kosar, Dustin Fox

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers (CBS-4, PTV/Spectrum News)
Announcers:
Dolphins: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Kim Bokamper
Panthers: Mick Mixon, Mike Rucker, Kevin Donnalley

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (KNAZ-2, Fox-8)
Announcers:
Cardinals: Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Gerke, Lisa Matthews
Saints: Joel Meyers, John Stinchcomb, Sean Kelley, John DeShazier

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 1:00 p.m.: Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings (NFL Network, WJAX-TV, Fox-9)
Announcers:
Jaguars: Brian Sexton, Fred Taylor, Brent Martineau, Ashlyn Sullivan
Vikings: Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman, Ben Leber

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 4:00 p.m.: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Rams (NFL Network, KPIX-5, CBS-2)
Announcers:
Raiders: Beth Mowins, Matt Millen, Rich Gannon, JT The Brick
Rams: Andrew Siciliano, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager, Jill Arrington

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys (NFL Network, WKRC-12, KTVT-11)
Announcers:
Bengals: Mike Watts, Anthony Muñoz, Mike Valpredo
Cowboys: Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg, Lindsay Draper

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans (WFLA, WKRN)
Announcers:
Buccaneers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas
Titans: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis, Cory Curtis

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 8:00 p.m.: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (KPIX-5, ABC-13)
Announcers:
49ers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O’Donnell
Texans: Kevin Kugler, Spencer Tillman, Drew Dougherty

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 9:05 p.m.: Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos (Fox-32, 9News/KTVD-20)
Announcers:
Bears: Adam Amin, Jim Miller, Lou Canellis
Broncos: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Rod Mackey

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 10:00 p.m.: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers (NFL Network, Q13-Fox, KABC-TV)
Announcers:
Seahawks: Curt Menefee, Brock Huard
Chargers: Spero Dedes, LaDainian Tomlinson, Daniel Jeremiah, Mario Solis

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (ESPN, WBAL-TV, WRTV-6)
Announcers:
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters

WEEK THREE

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (Fox)
Announcers:
Fox: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 7:30 p.m.: New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers (WBZ/PNN, PTV/Spectrum News)
Announcers:
Patriots: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak
Panthers: Mick Mixon, Mike Rucker

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 7:30 p.m.: New York Giants at New York Jets (WCBS)
Announcers:
Jets: Ian Eagle, Anthony Becht

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins (9News/KTVD-20, NBC-4)
Announcers:
Broncos: Steve Levy, Brian Griese
Redskins: Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Announcers:
CBS: Greg Gumbel, Bruce Arians, Trent Green

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (Q13-Fox, Fox-9)
Announcers:
Seahawks: Curt Menefee, Brock Huard
Vikings: Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 10:30 p.m.: Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders (PTN, KTVU/Fox-2, NFL Network)
Announcers:
Packers: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton
Raiders: Beth Mowins, Rich Gannon, Matt Millen

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 1:00 p.m.: Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears (NFL Network, KCTV-5, WFLD/Fox-32)
Announcers:
Chiefs: Andrew Catalon, Trent Green
Bears: Adam Amin, Jim Miller

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 4:00 p.m.: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL Network, WKRN/ABC-2, KDKA/CBS-2)
Announcers:
Titans: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis
Steelers: Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 4:00 p.m.: Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams (KTRK/ABC-13, KCBS/CBS-2)
Announcers:
Texans: Kevin Kugler, Spencer Tillman
Rams: Andrew Siciliano, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 4:30 p.m.: San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts (KPIX/CBS-5, WXIN/Fox-59)
Announcers:
49ers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan
Colts: Matt Taylor, Rick Venturi

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars (WUPA/CW-69, WJAX/CBS-47)
Announcers:
Falcons: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire
Jaguars: Brian Sexton, Fred Taylor

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins (WBAL/NBC-11, WFOR/CBS-4)
Announcers:
Ravens: Gerry Sandusky, Brian Billick
Dolphins: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore

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

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 4:00 p.m.: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (Fox)
Announcers:
Fox: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
Announcers:
NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

WEEK FOUR

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions (NFL Network, KDKA/CBS-2)
Announcers:
Browns: Jay Crawford, Tim Couch, Jon Doss
Lions: Matt Shepard, Chris Spielman, Tori Petry

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons (CBS-4, CW-69)
Announcers:
Dolphins: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Kim Bokamper
Falcons: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire, D.J. Shockley

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:00 p.m.: New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles (WCBS-2, NBC-10)
Announcers:
Jets: Ian Eagle, Anthony Becht, Otis Livingston
Eagles: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock, Dave Spadaro

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:00 p.m.: New England Patriots at New York Giants (WBZ/PNN, WNBC-4)
Announcers:
Patriots: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak, Rob Ninkovich, Steve Burton 
Giants: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Bruce Beck, Howard Cross

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:00 p.m.: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals (Fox-59, WKRC/CBS-12)
Announcers:
Colts: Greg Rakestraw, Rick Venturi, Caroline Cann
Bengals: Mike Watts, Anthony Muñoz, Mike Valpredo

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens (NBC-4, WBAL/NBC-11)
Announcers:
Redskins: Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann, Curtis Portis
Ravens: Gerry Sandusky, Brian Billick, Evan Washburn

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WJAX/CBS-47, WFLA)
Announcers:
Jaguars: Brian Sexton, Fred Taylor, Brent Martineau, Ashlyn Sullivan
Buccaneers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 7:30 p.m.: Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers (PTV/Spectrum News, KDKA/CBS-2)
Announcers:
Panthers: Mick Mixon, Mike Rucker, Kevin Donnalley
Steelers: Bob Pompeani, Charlei Batch, Missi Matthews

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (CBS-2, Fox-8)
Announcers:
Rams: Andrew Siciliano, Nate Burleson, Jaime Maggio
Saints: Joel Meyers, John Stinchcomb, Sean Kelley, John DeShazier

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears (WKBW/ABC-7, Fox-32)
Announcers:
Bills: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Thad Brown
Bears: Kyle Brandt, Jim Miller, Corey Wootten, Lou Canellis

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans (Fox-9, WKRN/ABC-2)
Announcers:
Vikings: Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman
Titans: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis, Cory Curtis

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 8:00 p.m.: Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans (KTVT/CBS-11, ABC-13)
Announcers:
Cowboys: Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg, Michael Irvin, Lindsay Draper
Texans: Kevin Kugler, Spencer Tillman, Drew Dougherty

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 8:30 p.m.: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs (PTN, WGBA/NBC-22/NBC-26, WACY/My-32, KCTV/CBS-5, KQTV/ABC-2)
Announcers:
Packers: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Lance Allan
Chiefs: Carter Blackburn, Trent Green, Todd McShay, B.J. Kissel

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 10:00 p.m.: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals (NFL Network, KKTV/CBS-11, KTVD/My-20, KNAZ/NBC-2)
Announcers:
Broncos: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Rod Mackey
Cardinals: Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Gerke, Lisa Matthews

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 10:00 p.m.: Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers (KABC-7, KPIX/CBS-5)
Announcers:
Chargers: Spero Dedes, LaDainian Tomlinson, Hayley Elwood
49ers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O’Donnell

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 10:00 p.m.: Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks (KTVU/Fox-2, Q13-Fox)
Announcers:
Raiders: Beth Mowins, Matt Millen, Rich Gannon, JT The Brick
Seahawks: Curt Menefee, Brock Huard

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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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