NFL Live Streams: How to watch 2021 NFL preseason games online

What is the best way to stream the live NFL preseason games in the coming weeks, and what service provides the cheapest realistic option?

The NFL preseason is on the horizon, but where can the games be streamed live in the coming weeks? With several games being aired nationally across the various networks, let’s take a look at where you can find each of the NFL preseason games on live streams.

NFL Network to stream 23 live preseason games in 2021

NFL Network recently announced that they will broadcast a record 23 live games. On top of that, they will be the only network to show all 48 games, but how can you watch or stream the NFL preseason games, whether live or not?

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Ways to stream NFL preseason games

To view every game this season, a cable or streaming subscription that contains NFL Network will be required. If you also want to watch the preseason games broadcast on FOX, ESPN, CBS, and NBC, you may also need further subscriptions.

What is the cheapest option to stream preseason games live?

As it stands, the cheapest option to stream live NFL preseason games appears to be Sling TV. For $35 per month, you can get full access to the NFL Network, as well as access to FOX and NBC. That combination will offer the potential to stream 25 of the 28 live NFL preseason games broadcast nationally.

At the higher cost of $65 a month, fuboTV and YouTube TV both offer the capability to stream all 28 nationally broadcast NFL preseason games live. All three streaming services will also offer access to stream all 48 preseason games, whether live or on-demand viewing.

NFL Game Pass

The NFL does have its own offering in terms of being able to watch preseason games. NFL Game Pass can be purchased for $99 for a year. While it does not allow the user to stream games live in the regular season, it does during the NFL preseason. If you want to stream live games in the preseason and watch replays of regular-season games, NFL Game Pass could be the most cost-effective solution.

What are the live NFL preseason games to stream?

There are a total of 28 NFL preseason games being broadcast nationally, including the Hall of Fame Game, that can be watched via stream over the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at the schedule and which network each game will be shown live on.

*All times Eastern 

Hall of Fame Game

Thu, Aug. 5 at 8:00 PM | Steelers vs. Cowboys | FOX

Preseason Week 1

Which NFL preseason games will be broadcast nationally and be available to stream live in Week 1?

Thu, Aug. 12 at 7:30 PM | Washington at Patriots | NFLN
Fri, Aug. 13 at 7:00 PM | Bills at Lions | NFLN
Fri, Aug. 13 at 10:00 PM | Cowboys at Cardinals | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 14 at 1:00 PM | Dolphins at Bears | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 14 at 4:00 PM | Broncos at Vikings | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 14 at 7:00 PM | Browns at Jaguars | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 14 at 10:00 PM | Chargers at Rams | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 15 at 1:00 PM | Panthers at Colts | NFLN

Preseason Week 2

Which NFL preseason games will be broadcast nationally and be available to stream live in Week 2?

Thu, Aug. 19 at 7:30 PM | Patriots at Eagles | NFLN
Fri, Aug. 20 at 8:00 PM | Chiefs at Cardinals | ESPN
Fri, Aug. 20 at 8:00 PM | Bengals at Washington | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 21 at 1:00 PM | Bills at Bears | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 21 at 4:25 PM | Jets at Packers | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM | Lions at Steelers | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 21 at 10:00 PM | Raiders at Rams | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 22 at 1:00 PM | Giants at Browns | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 22 at 7:30 PM | 49ers at Chargers | NFLN
Mon, Aug. 23 at 8:00 PM | Jaguars at Saints | ESPN

Preseason Week 3

Which NFL preseason games will be broadcast nationally and be available to stream live in Week 3?

Fri, Aug. 27 at 8:00 PM | Vikings at Chiefs | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 28 at 1:00 PM | Packers at Bills | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 28 at 7:00 PM | Bears at Titans | NFLN
Sat, Aug. 28 at 10:00 PM | Chargers at Seahawks | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 29 at 1:00 PM | Jaguars at Cowboys | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 29 at 4:00 PM | Dolphins at Bengals | CBS
Sun, Aug. 29 at 4:00 PM | Raiders at 49ers | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 29 at 6:00 PM | Patriots at Giants | NFLN
Sun, Aug. 29 at 8:00 PM | Browns at Falcons | NBC

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Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

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