How to Watch NFL Preseason Week 1 Without Cable

Preseason football for most of the National Football League has finally arrived. After being canceled last season due to the ongoing pandemic, this preseason will have a different look as there will only be 3 games since the regular season will have 17 games this year.

Last week’s Hall of Fame Game was the official kickoff of the 2021 preseason but the rest of the league will make its debut beginning on Thursday and ending on Sunday. Over the three-day period, all 32 teams will hit the field with a jam-packed schedule of 16 games.

There are tons of interesting storylines happening around the league with the 2021 draft class making their debuts and plenty of players looking to make the final rosters of teams. Top-2 overall picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson will make their debuts quarterbacking for the Jaguars and Jets, respectively. Tim Tebow will be debuting at tight end for the Jags under former college head coach Urban Meyer.

Fans have returned to stadiums across the country to watch their favorite teams; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch week 2 of the 2021 NFL preseason, below.

Games, Kickoff Times, and Channels

Thursday, August 12

GameTimeChannels
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers7:30 p.m. ETKDKA (CBS)WCAU (NBC)
New England Patriots at Washington Football Team 7:30 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWRC (NBC)WBZ (CBS)

Friday, August 13

GameTimeChannels
Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans7:00 p.m. ETWKRN (ABC)WUPA (The CW)
Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills 7:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWKBW (ABC)WJBK (Fox)
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys10:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkKTVT (CBS)KPNX (NBC)

Saturday, August 14

GameTimeChannels
Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins1:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWFOR (CBS)WFLD (Fox)
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkKUSA (NBC)KMSP (Fox)
Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints7:00 p.m. ETWVUE (Fox)WBAL (NBC)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns7:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWEWS (ABC)WFOX-TV (Fox)WJAX (CBS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at Cincinnati Bengals7:30 p.m. ETWKRC (CBS)WFLA (NBC)
New York Giants at New York Jets7:30 p.m. ETWNBC (NBC)
Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans8:00 p.m. ETKTRK (ABC)WGBA (NBC)WTMJ (NBC)
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
8:30 p.m. ETKSHB (NBC)KPIX (CBS)
Las Vegas Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
9:00 p.m. ET
KCPQ (Fox)KVVU (Fox)
Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers 10:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkKABC (ABC)KCBS (CBS)

Sunday, August 15

GameTimeChannels
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts1:00 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWSOC (ABC)WXIN (Fox)

How to Watch 2021 NFL Preseason Games

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what local channels are available in your area with an antenna.

Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local team’s affiliate for free with the service.

NFL GamePass: If you’re an out-of-market fan and want to watch your favorite team, NFL GamePass is the perfect option. For only $99.99 for the entire season, NFL GamePass includes a 7-day free trial, over 270 regular-season games, and the entire preseason.

Paramount+: Subscribers to Paramount+ can watch available games on their local CBS affiliate with the Premium plan for $9.99/month.

If you want to watch the games with a live TV streaming service, check out the chart below to see which services will allow you to stream the games live on your local team’s broadcast affiliate.

ChannelAT&T TV (*Starts at $69.99/mo.)Fubo TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)YouTube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)
NFL NetworkNoYesYesYesYes
Arizona Cardinals(KPNX)YesYesYesNoYes
Atlanta Falcons(WUPA)YesYesYesNoYes
Baltimore Ravens(WBAL)YesYesYesNoYes
Buffalo Bills(WKBW)YesYesYesNoYes
Carolina Panthers(WSOC)YesYesYesNoYes
Chicago Bears(WFLD)YesYesYesYesYes
Cincinnati Bengals(WKRC)YesYesYesNoYes
Cleveland Browns(WEWS)YesYesYesNoYes
Dallas Cowboys (KTVT)YesYesYesYesYes
Denver Broncos(KUSA)YesYesYesNoYes
Detroit Lions(WJBK)YesYesYesYesYes
Green Bay Packers(WGBA/WTMJ)YesYesYesNoYes
Houston Texans(KTRK)YesYesYesNoYes
Indianapolis Colts(WXIN)YesYesYesNoYes
Jacksonville Jaguars(WFOX-TV)YesYesYesNoYes
Kansas City Chiefs(KSHB)YesYesYesNoYes
Las Vegas Raiders(KPIX)YesYesYesNoYes
Los Angeles Chargers(KABC)YesYesYesNoYes
Los Angeles Rams(KCBS)YesYesYesNoYes
Miami Dolphins(WFOR)YesYesYesNoYes
Minnesota Vikings(KMSP)YesYesYesYesYes
New England Patriots(WBZ)YesYesYesNoYes
New Orleans Saints(WVUE)YesYesYesNoYes
New York Giants(WNBC)YesYesYesYesYes
New York Jets(WCBS)YesYesYesNoYes
Philadelphia Eagles (WCAU)YesYesYesYesYes
Pittsburgh Steelers (KDKA)YesYesYesNoYes
San Francisco 49ers (KPIX)YesYesYesNoYes
Seattle Seahawks(KCPQ)YesYesYesNoYes
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(WFLA)YesYesYesNoYes
Tennessee Titans (WKRN)YesYesYesNoYes
Washington Football Team (WRC)YesYesYesYesYes