After a yr of no NFL preseason resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the league’s exhibition season will return in 2021 — with a twist. The league dropped the preseason schedule from four video games to three with the growth of the strange season to 17 video games. The groups that bear 9 dwelling video games in 2021 can bear appropriate one preseason sport, whereas the groups that bear appropriate eight dwelling video games bear two dwelling dates (this scenario will reverse in 2022).
With this yr’s preseason reduced to 49 video games, simplest five would perhaps be played all the map through high-time slots. CBS will raise with out a doubt one of the most five preseason video games, a Week 3 contest between the Miami Dolphins at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. How much Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow — two quarterbacks taken in the discontinue five picks of the 2020 NFL Draft — will play is unsure since right here’s the final sport of the preseason for every and each groups (and all 32 golf equipment want to lower their roster to 53 gamers by Tuesday, Aug. 31).
Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars earned a high-time characteristic in Week 2, the keep they’ll square off towards the Contemporary Orleans Saints on Monday, Aug. 23. The Saints bear an entertaining quarterback battle between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, which is even extra principal in front of a nationwide audience.
The first sport of the 2021 NFL preseason will consume arena on Thursday, Aug. 5, because the Pittsburgh Steelers consume on the Dallas Cowboys in the Legitimate Football Hall of Reputation Sport — a week sooner than the comfort of the league kicks off the preseason. The Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams will play every other in the principal sport with fans at SoFi Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14 — the the same night the Las Vegas Raiders play at Allegiant Stadium in front of fans.
Here’s a ogle at your entire preseason schedule for 2021 (all times ET):
Aug. 5 — Hall of Reputation Sport (Canton, Ohio)
Pittsburgh vs. Dallas, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Thursday, Aug. 12
Washington at Contemporary England, 7: 30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7: 30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 13
Tennessee at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Miami at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Denver at Minnesota, 4 p.m.
Contemporary Orleans at Baltimore, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7: 30 p.m.
Houston at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Kansas City at San Francisco, 8: 30 p.m.
Seattle at Las Vegas, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 15
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19
Contemporary England at Philadelphia, 7: 30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 20
Kansas City at Arizona, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Cincinnati at Washington, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Buffalo at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Contemporary York Jets at Green Bay, 4: 25 p.m.
Baltimore at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7: 30 p.m.
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7: 30 p.m.
Houston at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10 p.m.
Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22
Contemporary York Giants at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7: 30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 23
Jacksonville at Contemporary Orleans, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Aug. 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7: 30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Contemporary York Jets, 7: 30 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Washington, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Contemporary Orleans, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9: 05 p.m.
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Miami at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. (CBS)
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Contemporary England at Contemporary York Giants, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (NBC)