NFL Network’s live preseason schedule kicks off with eight Week 1 games starting Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. 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 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at the Arizona Cardinals at 10 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, August 14, NFL Network carries a quadruple-header of live Week 1 preseason games, starting at 1 p.m. ET with rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ debut for the Chicago Bears against the Miami Dolphins. Saturday’s schedule continues at 4 p.m. 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 p.m. ET. The final game airs at 10 p.m. 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 p.m. ET with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Indianapolis Colts.