If you’re ready for some football, this is the week for you.
The NFL 2022 Pre-Season is in full swing this week, with games played on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Monday. It’s the third of four weeks as coaches and players get a feel for who will make the cut and how teams can best work together. On September 8th, it really begins to count.
By the end of the weekend, all 32 teams in the league will have played a pre-season game this week. And while the games don’t matter in terms of playoff spots, they’re one of the surest signs that summer is slowly coming to an end.
Keep in mind that while Amazon does have an exclusive deal for games to air on Thursday nights, it doesn’t start until September 15th. So you have to go to another network to enter this competition. However, we have all the information you need to keep up with this week’s games.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And which channels will broadcast the games?
Here you can see who is playing when and where. (The home team is listed second.)
Note that many games are not national as this is the pre-season. However, NFL Network will broadcast replays of games that are not broadcast live nationwide.
Thursday 18 August
Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
Friday 19 August
Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots, 7:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:00 p.m. ET on Packers TV Network
Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams, 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC
Saturday August 20th
Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Washington Commanders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, 7:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 7:00 p.m. ET on Fox
San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 7:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Titans, 7:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Sunday 21 August
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants, 7:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals, 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Monday 22 August
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
How can I watch NFL games for free – even if I’m no longer in the market?
The best way to watch any kind of network programs on a big screen for free is with a good HD antenna. And watching preseason games is a breeze as they are broadcast on broadcast networks, meaning you can watch them even without a cable subscription. To ensure you are getting the most reliable signal, you should test the antenna in multiple locations around your home.
Can I stream NFL games live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Yes, actually in several ways.
Access Thursday’s game via NBC’s streaming service. You can get a seven-day free trial followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)
CBS’s streaming service gives you access to games that air on that network. You can get a one-month free trial followed by a $6 monthly fee.
Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ is free for seven days, after which you’ll pay $13.99 a month for all three
Hulu with Live TV
You can try the service for free for a week. Once that’s used up, you’ll pay $65 per month.
After a two-week trial, you can expect monthly fees of $65.
Dish Network’s lower-tier “Orange” Sling plan costs $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan increases the cost to $50 per month. They have a 7-day free trial first — and right now, the cable cutting service is dropping the first monthly bill to $10.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, AT&T’s streaming service costs $70 a month and up. There is no longer a free trial option.
This sports-focused cable cutting service broadcasts broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees ranging from $65 to $80 depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch NFL preseason games on Amazon?
no No pre-season games will be broadcast on the streaming network. But starting September 15, it will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football.
Does the NFL offer viewership packages to watch the games I want?
That NFL app you can stream games broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to check out an “out of print” game, you have two options.
NFL Game Pass
There are a few issues with this service. You can’t use it to watch live games, but you can watch everything once the main broadcast ends. There is a seven-day free trial, after which you pay a fee of $100 per season.
NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV customers have access to it, but if you’re not a subscriber and live in an area where it’s not available, you can catch any NFL game live, online or on TV for $73.49 a month or $293.36 see for the entire season.
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