The 2021 Hall of Fame Game marked the return of preseason football after a COVID-related hiatus in 2020. Now, it will continue into Week 1 of the preseason, and NFL fans will be focused on the league’s talented, young quarterbacks.

Week 1 of the preseason is always about the rookies, and 2021 is no exception. There were five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, including three that went consecutively to begin the draft. All five rookies will make their preseason debuts and each fan base with a first-round quarterback — the Jaguars, Jets, 49ers, Bears and Patriots — will be watching their debuts closely.

Mac Jones will get the first crack at impressing, as the Patriots will be in action on Thursday night against Washington. Meanwhile, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance will all play on Saturday. Of those contests, the Bears vs. Dolphins game — featuring Fields and Tua Tagovailoa — and the Jaguars vs. Browns game — featuring the Lawrence, Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow triumvirate — will be the “marquee matchups” of preseason Week 1 (if such a thing exists).

Additionally, Packers fans will have a keen eye on Jordan Love in his Saturday afternoon matchup with the Texans. Love was a first-round pick in 2020 but the Green Bay faithful have yet to see him in action. The 2020 preseason was canceled and Tim Boyle played all 22 snaps that Aaron Rodgers didn’t play during the 2020 season. Love’s debut will give fans an idea of what the Packers have at quarterback behind Rodgers, as the two sides head for an inevitable 2022 offseason split.

Below is the full schedule for all the games in Week 1 of the NFL preseason, plus live scores, streaming and TV information.

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NFL preseason schedule Week 1: What games are on today?

Here’s the full schedule for Thursday’s NFL preseason games and how to watch them live.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Game Time (ET) Channel
Patriots vs. Washington 7:30 p.m. NFL Network, WBZ, WRC
Eagles vs. Steelers 7:30 p.m. WCAU, KDKA

How to watch NFL preseason games

NFL Network will broadcast 23 of the NFL’s preseason games live in 2021. That’s nearly half of the 49 games, and the station will air the remaining 26 as replays throughout the preseason. Meanwhile, ESPN will broadcast two prime-time preseason games while CBS and NBC will each get one. Fox also showed one preseason contest, the 2021 Hall of Fame Game.

Games will also be broadcast locally, so fans will be able to regionally view their favorite teams. Additionally, NFL Game Pass — available for $99.99 — provides live access to every preseason game, as well as replays of every contest.

The 27 games on NBC, CBS and NFL Network can also be streamed live using fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

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NFL preseason schedule 2021

Note: Nationally televised broadcasts are in bold.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Game Time (ET) Channel
Patriots vs. Washington 7:30 p.m. NFL Network, WBZ, WRC
Eagles vs. Steelers 7:30 p.m. WCAU, KDKA

Friday, Aug. 13

Game Time (ET) Channel
Falcons vs. Titans 7 p.m. WUPA, WKRN
Lions vs. Bills 7 p.m. NFL Network, WJBK, WKBW
Cardinals vs. Cowboys 10 p.m. NFL Network, KPNX, KTVT

Saturday, Aug. 14

Game Time (ET) Channel
Bears vs. Dolphins 1 p.m. NFL Network, WFLD, WFOR
Vikings vs. Broncos 4 p.m. NFL Network, KMSP, KTVD
Ravens vs. Saints 7 p.m. WBAL, WVUE
Jaguars vs. Browns 7 p.m. NFL Network, WJAX, WEWS
Giants vs. Jets 7:30 p.m. WNBC
Buccaneers vs. Bengals 7:30 p.m. WRSP, WFTV, WKRC
Packers vs. Texans 8 p.m. WTMJ, KTRK
49ers vs. Chiefs 8:30 p.m. KPIX, KCTV
Raiders vs. Seahawks 9 p.m. KTVU, KING
Rams vs. Chargers 10 p.m. NFL Network, KCBS, KABC

Sunday, Aug. 15

Game Time (ET) Channel
Colts vs. Panthers 1 p.m. NFL Network, WXIN, WSOC

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Thursday, Aug. 19

Game Time (ET) Channel
Eagles vs. Patriots 7:30 p.m. NFL Network, WCAU, WBZ

Friday, Aug. 20

Game Time (ET) Channel
Cardinals vs. Chiefs 8 p.m. ESPN, KPNX, KCTV, fuboTV
Washington vs. Bengals 8 p.m. NFL Network, WRC, WKRC

Saturday, Aug. 21

Game Time (ET) Channel
Bears vs. Bills 1 p.m. NFL Network, WFLD, WKBW
Packers vs. Jets 4:25 p.m. NFL Network, WTMJ, WNBC
Panthers vs. Ravens 7 p.m. WSOC, WBAL
Dolphins vs. Falcons 7 p.m. WFOR, WUPA
Steelers vs. Lions 7:30 p.m. NFL Network, KDKA, WJBK
Buccaneers vs. Titans 7:30 p.m. WTSP, WFTV, WKRN
Cowboys vs. Texans 8 p.m. KTVT, KTRK
Vikings vs. Colts 8 p.m. KMSP, WXIN
Rams vs. Raiders 10 p.m. NFL Network, KCBS, KTVU
Seahawks vs. Broncos 10 p.m. KING, KTVD

Sunday, Aug. 22

Game Time (ET) Channel
Browns vs. Giants 1 p.m. NFL Network, KTVD, WNBC
Chargers vs. 49ers 7:30 p.m. NFL Network, KABC, KPIX

Monday, Aug. 23

Game Time (ET) Channel
Saints vs. Jaguars 8 p.m. ESPN, WVUE, WJAX, fuboTV

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Friday, Aug. 27

Game Time (ET) Channel
Lions vs. Colts 7 p.m. WJBK, WXIN
Panthers vs. Steelers 7:30 p.m. WSOC, KDKA
Jets vs. Eagles 7:30 p.m. WCAU, WNBC
Chiefs vs. Vikings 8 p.m. NFL Network, KCTV, KMSP

Saturday, Aug. 28

Game Time (ET) Channel
Bills vs. Packers 1 p.m. NFL Network, WKBW, WTMJ
Washington vs. Ravens 6 p.m. WRC, WBAL
Titans vs. Bears 7 p.m. NFL Network, WKRN, WFLD
Texans vs. Buccaneers 8 p.m. KTRK, WRSP, WFTV
Saints vs. Cardinals 8 p.m. WVUE, KPNX
Broncos vs. Rams 9:05 p.m. KTVD, KCBS
Seahawks vs. Chargers 10 p.m. NFL Network, KING, KABC

Sunday, Aug. 29

Game Time (ET) Channel
Cowboys vs. Jaguars 1 p.m. NFL Network, KTVT, WJAX
Bengals vs. Dolphins 4 p.m. CBS, WKRC, WFOR, fuboTV
49ers vs. Raiders 4 p.m. NFL Network, KPIX, KTVU
Giants vs. Patriots 6 p.m. NFL Network, WNBC, WBZ
Falcons vs. Browns 8 p.m. NBC, WUPA, WEWS, fuboTV





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