The last week of the 2021 NFL Preseason is finally here. With a loaded schedule of 16 games, the final week of the preseason will see most starters play for the first half to get ready for the opening games next week. Fringe players will have to make their names known this weekend as each team will have 80 players going into this week’s games but will have to make their final cuts down to their 53-man roster by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31.
Chicago Bears rookie QB Justin Fields will be starting the preseason finale against the Titans but head coach Matt Nagy has said that Andy Dalton will be the starter heading into Week 1. Fields has shown flashes during the preseason but the Bears offensive line has not looked up to par when it comes to protecting him. The Bears play Aaron Donald and the LA Rams in Week 1 and Nagy may want to prevent his rookie QB from losing any confidence with such a tough defense.
The top overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft Trevor Lawrence has been named the starter for the Jaguars Week 1. Lawrence hasn’t looked as impressive in Jacksonville as he did at Clemson but he’s shown enough in the preseason to beat out Gardner Minshew. Unlike Lawrence, fellow first-round QBs Trey Lance and Mac Jones have not been named starters for opening week. Jones will start the New England Patriots preseason finale with QB Cam Newton out due to COVID protocols. If he has a strong enough showing then he may be able to take over as the starter opening week. For Trey Lance, it may not be that easy, as incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t shown any reason to not start during opening week.
Fans will be in attendance throughout the league to watch each team’s preseason finale. Cord cutters can find out how to watch every NFL Preseason Week 3 game below.
Games, Kickoff Times, and Channels
Friday, August 27
|Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions||7:00 p.m. ET||WXIN (Fox)WJBK (Fox)|
|Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets||7:30 p.m. ET||WCAU (NBC) WCBS (CBS)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers||7:30 p.m. ET||KDKA (CBS)WSOC (ABC)|
|Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs||8:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkKMSP (Fox)KSHB (NBC)|
Saturday, August 28
|Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWGBA (NBC)WTMJ (NBC)WKBW (ABC)|
|Baltimore Ravens at Washington Football Team||6:00 p.m. ET||WBAL (NBC)WRC (NBC)|
|Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans||7:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWFLD (Fox)WKRN (ABC)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans||8:00 p.m. ET||WFLA (NBC)KTRK (ABC)|
|Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints||8:00 p.m. ET||KPNX (NBC)WVUE (Fox)|
|Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos||9:05 p.m. ET||KCBS (CBS)KUSA (NBC)|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks||10:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkKABC (ABC)KCPQ (Fox)|
Sunday, August 29
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWFOX-TV (Fox)WJAX (CBS)KTVT (CBS)|
|San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders||4:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkKVVU (Fox)KPIX (CBS)|
|Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals||4:00 p.m. ET||CBS|
|New England Patriots at New York Giants||6:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWBZ (CBS)WNBC (NBC)|
|Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons||8:00 p.m. ET||NBC|
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||DirecTV Stream (*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.)|
|Arizona Cardinals (KPNX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Atlanta Falcons (WUPA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Baltimore Ravens (WBAL)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Buffalo Bills (WKBW)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Carolina Panthers (WSOC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Chicago Bears (WFLD)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cincinnati Bengals (WKRC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Cleveland Browns (WEWS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Dallas Cowboys (KTVT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Denver Broncos (KUSA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Detroit Lions (WJBK)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Green Bay Packers (WGBA/WTMJ)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Houston Texans (KTRK)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Indianapolis Colts (WXIN)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Jacksonville Jaguars (WFOX-TV)||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|
|Miami Dolphins (WFOR)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Minnesota Vikings (KMSP)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||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|
|Seattle Seahawks (KCPQ)||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|