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
|Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers||7:30 p.m. ET||KDKA (CBS)WCAU (NBC)|
|New England Patriots at Washington Football Team||7:30 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWRC (NBC)WBZ (CBS)|
Friday, August 13
|Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans||7:00 p.m. ET||WKRN (ABC)WUPA (The CW)|
|Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills||7:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWKBW (ABC)WJBK (Fox)|
|Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys||10:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkKTVT (CBS)KPNX (NBC)|
Saturday, August 14
|Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWFOR (CBS)WFLD (Fox)|
|Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos||4:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkKUSA (NBC)KMSP (Fox)|
|Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints||7:00 p.m. ET||WVUE (Fox)WBAL (NBC)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns||7:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWEWS (ABC)WFOX-TV (Fox)WJAX (CBS)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals||7:30 p.m. ET||WKRC (CBS)WFLA (NBC)|
|New York Giants at New York Jets||7:30 p.m. ET||WNBC (NBC)|
|Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans||8:00 p.m. ET||KTRK (ABC)WGBA (NBC)WTMJ (NBC)|
|San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs||8:30 p.m. ET||KSHB (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. ET||NFL NetworkKABC (ABC)KCBS (CBS)|
Sunday, August 15
|Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL 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.
|Channel||AT&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.)|
|Dallas Cowboys (KTVT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Green Bay Packers(WGBA/WTMJ)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Kansas City Chiefs(KSHB)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Las Vegas Raiders(KPIX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Los Angeles Chargers(KABC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Los Angeles Rams(KCBS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New England Patriots(WBZ)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New Orleans Saints(WVUE)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New York Giants(WNBC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New York Jets(WCBS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Philadelphia Eagles (WCAU)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pittsburgh Steelers (KDKA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|San Francisco 49ers (KPIX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers(WFLA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Tennessee Titans (WKRN)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Washington Football Team (WRC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|