Preseason NFL Network TV Schedule for 2021 (Updated Week 3 games)

The NFL preseason TV schedule for 2021 is set to feature 28 live games broadcasted between FOX, CBS, ESPN, and the NFL Network.

The NFL preseason TV schedule for 2021 has been announced. A total of 28 total games will be shown live throughout the United States, five of which will be national broadcasts on FOX, CBS, and ESPN. The remaining 23 games will be available on NFL Network except in areas where local markets will be airing games.

The 2021 NFL Preseason TV schedule slides into Week 3

There is plenty of great action across the three weeks of the NFL preseason schedule, including three triple-headers each Saturday. Among them will be many marquee matchups, giving a live look at your favorite rookies and veterans in new places.

The preseason will take on a new shape in 2021

New to the NFL this year is the three weeks of preseason. Before the league extending the regular season to 18 weeks, the preseason lasted four weeks.

Now, the NFL will have a 10-day gap between the final preseason game and the first regular-season game. The first game of Week 1 will take place on Thursday, September 9, between the Cowboys and defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The entire live TV schedule for the NFL preseason is shown below.

NFL Network TV schedule for preseason games in 2021

*All start times are for the eastern time zone

Week 3 NFL Preseason TV Schedule

Friday, August 27

  • Vikings vs. Chiefs | 8 PM | NFL Network

Saturday, August 28

  • Packers vs. Bills | 1 PM | NFL Network
  • Bears vs. Titans | 7 PM | NFL Network
  • Chargers vs. Seahawks | 10 PM | NFL Network

Sunday, August 29

  • Jaguars vs. Cowboys | 1 PM | NFL Network
  • Raiders vs. 49ers | 4 PM | NFL Network
  • Bengals vs. Dolphins | 4 PM | CBS
  • Patriots vs. Giants | 6 PM | NFL Network
  • Falcons vs. Browns | 8 PM | NBC

NFL Network’s previously aired preseason games in 2021

Thursday, August 12

  • Football Team vs. Patriots  | 7:30 PM | NFL Network

Friday, August 13

  • Bills vs. Lions | 7 PM | NFL Network
  • Cowboys vs. Cardinals | 10 PM | NFL Network

Saturday, August 14

  • Dolphins vs. Bears | 1 PM | NFL Network
  • Broncos vs. Vikings | 4 PM | NFL Network
  • Browns vs. Jaguars | 7 PM | NFL Network
  • Chargers vs. Rams | 10 PM | NFL Network

Sunday, August 15

  • Panthers vs. Colts | 1 PM | NFL Network

Week 2 NFL Preseason TV Schedule

Thursday, August 19

  • Patriots vs. Eagles | 7:30 PM | NFL Network

Friday, August 20

  • Cardinals vs. Chiefs | 8 PM | ESPN
  • Bengals vs. Football Team | 8 PM | NFL Network

Saturday, August 21

  • Bills vs. Bears | 1 PM | NFL Network
  • Jets vs. Packers | 4:25 PM | NFL Network
  • Lions vs. Steelers | 7:30 PM | NFL Network
  • Raiders vs. Rams | 10 PM | NFL Network

Sunday, August 22

  • Giants vs. Browns | 1 PM | NFL Network
  • 49ers vs. Chargers | 7:30 PM | NFL Network

Monday, August 23

  • Saints vs. Jaguars | 8 PM | ESPN

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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