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2021 NFL Preseason Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule

NFL Network’s live preseason schedule kicks off with eight Week 1 games starting Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 PM ET with rookie quarterback Mac Jones‘ debut for the New England Patriots against the Washington Football Team. Week 1 preseason coverage continues Friday, August 13 with the Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions at 7:00 PM ET, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at the Arizona Cardinals at 10:00 PM ET.

On Saturday, August 14, NFL Network carries a quadruple-header of live Week 1 preseason games, starting at 1:00 PM ET with rookie quarterback Justin Fields‘ debut for the Chicago Bears against the Miami Dolphins. Saturday’s schedule continues at 4:00 PM ET with the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Denver Broncos, followed by No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft Trevor Lawrence‘s debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars against former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns at 7:00 PM ET. The final game airs at 10:00 PM ET with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Los Angeles Chargers, marking the first game with fans in attendance at SoFi Stadium – site of Super Bowl LVI.

NFL Network’s Week 1 preseason live schedule concludes Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 PM ET with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Indianapolis Colts.

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

Thursday, August 12, 2021

7:30 PM: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Steelers TV/KDKA: Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews
NFL Network/Eagles TV/WCAU: Scott Graham, Ross Tucker, Dave Spadaro 
7:30 PM: Washington Football Team @ New England Patriots
Washington TV/WRC: Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann, Mike Silver
NFL Network/Patriots TV/WBZ: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak, Rob Ninkovich, Steve Burton

Friday, August 13, 2021

7:00 PM: Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions
Bills TV/WIVB: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Cynthia Frelund
NFL Network/Lions TV/WJBK: Brandon Gaudin, Herman Moore, Dannie Rogers

7:00 PM: Tennessee Titans @ Atlanta Falcons
Titans TV/WKRN: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis, Cory Curtis
NFL Network/Falcons TV/WAGA: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire, D.J. Shockley, Jen Hale, Steve Wyche

10:00 PM: Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals
Cowboys TV/KTVT: Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg, Isaiah Stanback
NFL Network/Cardinals TV/KPNX: Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley

Saturday, August 13, 2021

1:00 PM: Miami Dolphins @ Chicago Bears
Dolphins TV/WFOR: Steve Goldstein, Jason Taylor, Kim Bokamper
NFL Network/Bears TV/WFLD: Adam Amin, Jim Miller, Lou Canellis

4:00 PM: Denver Broncos @ Minnesota Vikings
Broncos TV/KTVD: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Rod Mackey
NFL Network/Vikings TV/KMSP: Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman, Ben Leber

7:00 PM: Cleveland Browns @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Browns TV/WEWS: Tom McCarthy, Joe Thomas, Nathan Zegura
NFL Network/Jaguars TV/WJAX: Brian Sexton, Bucky Brooks, Brent Martineau

7:00 PM: New Orleans Saints @ Baltimore Ravens
Saints TV/WVUE: Joel Meyers, Jon Stinchcomb, Jonathan Vilma, Meghan Payton
NFL Network/Ravens TV/WBAL: Gerry Sandusky, Rod Woodson, Mike Nolan, Evan Washburn

7:30 PM: Cincinnati Bengals @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bengals TV/WKRC: Mike Watts, Anthony Muñoz
Bucs TV/WFLA: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas

7:30 PM: New York Jets vs. New York Giants
Giants TV/WNBC: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross, Bruce Beck

8:00 PM: Houston Texans @ Green Bay Packers
Texans TV/KTRK: Kevin Kugler, Spencer Tillman, Drew Dougherty
Packers TV/WGBA: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, John Kuhn, Lance Allan

8:30 PM: Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49ers
Chiefs TV/KSHB: Ari Wolfe, Trent Green, Kay Adams, Matt McMullen
49ers TV/KPIX: Greg Papa, Tim Ryan, Dennis O’Donnell

9:00 PM: Seattle Seahawks @ Las Vegas Raiders
Seahawks TV/KCPQ: Curt Menefee, Dave Wyman
Raiders TV/KVVU: Beth Mowins, Rich Gannon, Matt Millen

10:00 PM: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Chargers TV/KCBS: Spero Dedes, Dan Fouts, LaDainian Tomlinson
NFL Network/Rams TV/KABC: Andrew Siciliano, Aqib Talib, Mina Kimes, Curt Sandoval

Sunday, August 15, 2021

1 PM: Carolina Panthers @ Indianapolis Colts
Panthers TV/WSOC: Taylor Zarzour, Steve Smith Sr., Kristen Balboni
NFL Network/Colts TV/WXIN: Greg Rakestraw, Rick Venturi, Larra Overton