The last week of preseason football is here! This article will tell you how to watch every NFL preseason game this weekend, with just one more week before the 2021-2022 NFL season. To see how to watch regular-season games, see our article on How to Watch NFL games.
49 NFL preseason games are being played this year in the 3 weeks leading up to the start of the regular season, with 27 of those games being broadcast nationally on either NFL Network, ESPN, CBS, or NBC. NFL Network will broadcast 23 of those games nationally, ESPN will broadcast 2 preseason games nationally, while CBS and NBC will each broadcast one preseason game nationally. The other 22 games will air locally in each team’s market. You can see the preseason schedule in this article to see which networks will carry the game locally.
Easy Way To Watch The NFL Preseason: You need CBS, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network to watch every Nationally televised game. The streaming services that provide all 5 of those are FuboTV (Free Trial*), Hulu Live TV(Free Trial*), and YouTube TV. These streaming services also carry the local channels to watch games that are only broadcast regionally. You can also subscribe to NFL Game Pass which will allow you to watch every preseason game (even the 22 games only airing locally), but it’s $99 for the year after a 1-week free trial.
NFL Preseason TV Schedule
Below Is the Schedule for the NFL preseason and the local and national networks that will air games. Suppose you want to watch every national game and the games airing locally in your region, then FuboTV (Free Trial*) is a great option. Later in the article, I’ll provide a little more information on FuboTV and other streaming services you can use to watch the NFL preseason.
|3||Fri, Aug 27||7:00 PM||Lions vs. Colts||WJBK, WXIN|
|3||Fri, Aug 27||7:30 PM||Jets vs. Eagles||WCAU, WNBC|
|3||Fri, Aug 27||7:30 PM||Steelers vs. Panthers||WSOC, KDKA|
|3||Fri, Aug 27||8:00 PM||Vikings vs. Chiefs||KCTV, KMSP||NFLN|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||1:00 PM||Packers vs. Bills||WKBW, WTMJ||NFLN|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||6:00 PM||Washington FT vs. Ravens||WRC, WBAL|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||7:00 PM||Bears vs. Titans||WKRN, WFLD||NFLN|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||8:00 PM||Rams vs. Broncos||KTVD, KCBS|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||8:00 PM||Texans vs. Buccaneers||KTRK, WRSP, WFTV|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||8:00 PM||Cardinals vs. Saints||WVUE, KPNX|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||9:05 PM||Saints vs. Cardinals||WVUE, KPNX|
|3||Sat, Aug 28||10:00 PM||Chargers vs. Seahawks||KING, KABC||NFLN|
|3||Sun, Aug 29||1:00 PM||Jaguars vs. Cowboys||KTVT, WJAX||NFLN|
|3||Sun, Aug 29||4:00 PM||Raiders vs. 49ers||KPIX, KTVU||NFLN|
|3||Sun, Aug 29||4:00 PM||Dolphins vs. Bengals||WKRC, WFOR||CBS|
|3||Sun, Aug 29||6:00 PM||Patriots vs. Giants||WNBC WBZ||NFLN|
|3||Sun, Aug 29||8:00 PM||Browns vs. Falcons||WUPA, WEWS||NBC|
Watch The Preseason on These Streaming Services
You Can Use the following services to watch nationally televised preseason games on NFL Network, NBC, CBS, and ESPN. You can also use them to watch the games airing on the local networks in your region. You can also subscribe to NFL Game Pass which will allow you to watch every preseason game, but that is a year-long commitment for $99. Before deciding, I recommend reading our guide on How to Watch the NFL Without Cable so you understand how NFL Game Pass works regarding regular-season games.
fuboTV offers subscribers local and cable TV channels just as if you subscribed to a cable TV package. The live TV streaming service provides all the channels you need to watch local and nationally televised NFL preseason games, including ESPN, Fox, NBC, CBS, and NFL Network. fuboTV also sets you up nicely to watch the regular season if you live in your favorite team’s TV market. You can watch games through fuboTV online or on your TV using a supported streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick. I recommend checking their website to find the channels they offer in your area using this link.
FuboTV offers a One Week Free Trial, but there is no contract, and you can cancel any time. If you cancel during your free trial, you will not be charged at all. Here are some features included with your subscription to fuboTV:
- live local CBS, FOX, ABC, and NBC broadcast in nearly all of the country along with NFL Network and ESPN.
- a cloud DVR for recording games
- stream to 3 devices at once (can upgrade to more)
The monthly cost of fuboTV currently starts at $64.99. For more information on this streaming service, see our guide to fuboTV.
fuboTV is available on Android, iOS, Xbox One, 4th Gen Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and stick. There is no contract when you sign up, so you can cancel any time you like.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV carries ESPN, NFL Network, Fox, CBS, ABC, and NBC. You can check to see which channels are available to you by entering your zip code on Hulu’s channel finder.
Hulu Live TV starts with a 1-week free trial and costs $64.99 per month after the trial. You can cancel any time without penalty as there is no long-term contract. The list below shows some of what Hulu + Live TV has to offer:
- live local ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more in most markets of the country
- Carries, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network and CBS so you can watch Nationally Televised Games
- Live access to popular channels found on cable. See Hulu’s channel lineup for a full list.
- 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can upgrade to 200 hours and fast-forward through recorded commercials for an additional $9.99 per month.
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Watch Hulu on 2 screens at once. Watch on unlimited screens for an additional $9.99 per month
- Includes all the on-demand access you normally receive with standard Hulu. This includes Hulu Originals.
YouTube TV also offers ESPN, NBC, CBS, and NFL Network, so you can watch local and nationally televised NFL preseason games. The service costs $64.99 a month. The live streaming service also includes a DVR and supports a host of streaming devices. Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Like the other services, YouTube TV offers a free trial, cloud DVR, local broadcast channels, and many other features. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details on their service.
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