Watch Bills vs Colts : With just over a month before the NFL season gets underway, it’s time for the 32 franchises to finalize their preparations.
The NFL preseason got underway last week with the traditional Hall of Fame Game as the Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 14-10 and will begin in earnest on Thursday, with 11 games on the schedule.
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NFL Football 2019 Preseason Week 1
Team : Bills vs Colts
Date : Thursday, August 8
Start Time : 7:00 Pm Et
Both the Falcons and the Broncos will play five games each in this preseason, as opposed to the other 30 teams, who will all play four games.
Here’s everything you need to follow preseason.
While the Broncos and the Falcons have already worked up a sweat, the other 30 franchises will not be in action until Thursday, with the Buffalo Bills hosting the Indianapolis Colts at 7 p.m. ET and the New York Jets taking on the New York Giants at the same time.
Another nine games are on the slate on Thursday, with two games on Friday and three games on Saturday, respectively.
Preseason ends on Thursday, August 29, with all 32 franchises in action.
A select number of preseason games will be broadcast nationally across NBC, FOX, CBS and ESPN. NFL Network will show 13 preseason games subject to market restrictions, with all the other games available on local networks.
Four games will be broadcast nationally in Week 1 of preseason, beginning with the Jets game against the Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.
Friday’s nationally televised game features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while on Saturday the honor of being broadcast across the U.S. falls to the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
Live stream of the national games will be available via NFL Network, fuboTV and the digital platforms of the channel broadcasting the games.
Football returned with the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1, but the rest of the NFL joins the action this week with the dawn of Week 1 of the preseason.
Between Daniel Jones’ New York Giants debut, Kyler Murray’s first snaps as an Arizona Cardinal and the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback competition, there are plenty of things to keep an eye on as the preseason slate kicks into high gear.
Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s action:
TV: Four different games will be shown on national TV, and you can check your local listings for local games.
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free), NFL Game Pass (Out of market)
This year, you can watch all out-of-market preseason games live on NFL Game Pass! Just follow the link in order to start your free trial today, and stick around for access to condensed games, coaches’ film and more during the regular season.
Jets at Giants, 7 p.m., NFL Network: The Big Apple Battle kicks off the week, and it’s easily one of the most intriguing Thursday night matchups. Daniel Jones will get his first crack at live throws against an NFL defense, and Adam Gase will make his debut as Jets coach. If Le’Veon Bell even suits up, he’ll likely be limited, but he’s still a big name to watch for Gang Green.
Colts at Bills, 7 p.m.: Indy travels to Buffalo to showcase their retooled offense led by Andrew … oh, wait, never mind. The drama surrounding the Colts quarterback’s health might overshadow this AFC clash, but at least the Bills have a running back competition to sort out, with Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon competing behind LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore.
Jaguars at Ravens, 7:30 p.m.: This might be the best actual football game on tap for Thursday, at least for the first quarter. Nick Foles is set to make his anticipated debut in Jacksonville, while the Ravens will kick off Year 1 with Lamar Jackson cemented as the starting QB out the gate. Will Baltimore dare call a designed run for Jackson to start the preseason?
Titans at Eagles, 7:30 p.m.: If Carson Wentz plays at all, it’ll likely be for just a few series. But it might not hurt for the Eagles to see him take a few snaps after missing the latter portions of both 2017 and 2018. A better thing to watch might be the team’s RB competition, with Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders projected to split carries at some point this season.