NFL preseason schedule Week 2: TV coverage, channels, scores for every football game today
Week 2 of the NFL preseason, much like another game before the actual start of the season, won’t mean much in the long run in 2022.
But that won’t stop fans from tuning in to watch as their teams get further geared up for the season proper — whether that’s checking on highly drafted prospects, positional battles or players who’ve showed up out of nowhere to wow their teammates.
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The action starts Thursday when the Bears take on the Seahawks. The ongoing quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock will be something to watch. Look to see how much action Chicago second-year QB Justin Fields gets after a struggle-filled rookie season.
The other nationally televised games this week include Ravens at Cardinals and Falcons at Jets. A handful of games will be broadcast on NFL Network.
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Below is the NFL’s full preseason Week 2 schedule, including scores, streaming and TV information (national networks in bold).
NFL preseason schedule: Week 2
Thursday, Aug. 18
|Bears at Seahawks||8 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
Friday, Aug. 19
|Panthers at Patriots||7 p.m.||NFL Network, Panthers TV Network, Patriots Preseason Network fuboTV|
|Saints at Packers||8 p.m.||WVUE, Packers TV Network|
|Texans at Rams||10 p.m.||NFL Network, KTRK, KABC fuboTV|
Saturday, Aug. 20
|Broncos at Bills||1 p.m.||NFL Network, KTVD, WIVB, WROC, fuboTV|
|Lions at Colts||1 p.m.||WXIN|
|Commanders at Chiefs||4 p.m.||NFL Network, WRC, KSHB, fuboTV|
|Steelers at Jaguars||7 p.m.||KDKA, WFOX|
|Raiders at Dolphins||7 p.m.||KVVU, WFOR|
|49ers at Vikings||7 p.m.||KPIX, KMSP|
|Buccaneers at Titans||7 p.m.||NFL Network, WTSP, WKRN, fuboTV|
|Cowboys at Chargers||10 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
Sunday, Aug. 21
|Eagles at Browns||1 p.m.||NFL Network, WCAU, WOIO, fuboTV|
|Bengals at Giants||7 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|Ravens at Cardinals||8 p.m.||Fox, WBFF, KSAZ, fuboTV|
Monday, Aug. 22
|Falcons at Jets||8 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
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How to watch NFL preseason games on TV
Various games each week will be broadcast on NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN, while other select games will air on NFL Network. Amazon Prime, which has broadcast rights for “Thursday Night Football,” will air the Week 3 matchup between the 49ers and Texans.
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Only fans in local markets will be able to watch games that aren’t nationally televised. For those who want to watch national games on NFL Network, NFL+ — the NFL’s dedicated streaming site — will air programming from the network. Another option for nationally televised games is fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Fans in Canada can stream preseason games via DAZN.
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NFL preseason schedule: Week 3
Thursday, Aug. 25
|Packers at Chiefs||8 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|49ers at Texans||8 p.m.||Amazon Prime|
Friday, Aug. 26
|Bills at Panthers||7 p.m.||TBD|
|Seahawks at Cowboys||8 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|Chargers at Saints||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Patriots at Raiders||8:15 p.m.||TBD|
Saturday, Aug. 27
|Jaguars at Falcons||3 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|Rams at Bengals||6 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|Bears at Browns||7 p.m.||TBD|
|Commanders at Ravens||7 p.m.||TBD|
|Eagles at Dolphins||7 p.m.||TBD|
|Cardinals at Titans||7 p.m.||TBD|
|Buccaneers at Colts||7:30 p.m.||TBD|
|Vikings at Broncos||9 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
Sunday, Aug. 28
|Giants at Jets||1 p.m.||NFL Network, fuboTV|
|Lions at Steelers||4:30 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
Channels to be announced at a later date.