2013 NFL preseason schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2013 NFL preseason schedule was released today and kicks off with Dallas vs. Miami in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 4 (8 p.m. ET, NBC).

Eleven other preseason games have already been scheduled for national television broadcasts, including Cincinnati at Atlanta, San Diego at Chicago, Tampa Bay at New England, Indianapolis at NY Giants, Pittsburgh at Washington, Carolina at Baltimore, Seattle at Green Bay, St. Louis at Denver, New Orleans at Houston, and Minnesota at San Francisco.

The full 2013 NFL Schedule with dates was is expected to be released on April 16. Opponents for every team have already been announced and are listed on each team’s 2013 schedule.

Listed below is the complete 2013 NFL preseason schedule. For games listed as “Local,” check your team’s 2013 schedule page for channel listings.

2013 NFL PRESEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Sun., Aug. 4 Dallas vs. Miami (at Canton, OH) 8:00 p.m. NBC

Week 1 (Aug. 8-11)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Thu., Aug. 8 Baltimore at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 8 Cincinnati at Atlanta 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Thu., Aug. 8 St. Louis at Cleveland 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 8 Washington at Tennessee 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 8 Denver at San Francisco 9:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 8 Seattle at San Diego 10:00 p.m. Local/NFLN (JIP)
Fri., Aug. 9 Miami at Jacksonville 7:30 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 New England at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NFLN/Local
Fri., Aug. 9 NY Jets at Detroit 7:30 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 Arizona at Green Bay 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 Chicago at Carolina 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 Houston at Minnesota 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 Kansas City at New Orleans 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 9 Dallas at Oakland 10:00 p.m. Local/NFLN (JIP)
Sat., Aug. 10 NY Giants at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NFLN/Local
Sun. Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis 1:30 p.m. NFLN/Local

Week 2 (Aug. 15-19)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Thu., Aug. 15 Carolina at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 15 Atlanta at Baltimore 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 15 Detroit at Cleveland 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 15 San Diego at Chicago 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Fri., Aug. 16 Minnesota at Buffalo 7:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 16 Oakland at New Orleans 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 16 San Francisco at Kansas City 8:00 p.m. Local
Fri., Aug. 16 Tampa Bay at New England 8:00 p.m. FOX
Sat., Aug. 17 Dallas at Arizona 4:30 p.m. NFLN/ Local
Sat., Aug. 17 Tennessee at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 17 Jacksonville at NY Jets 7:30 p.m. NFLN/ Local
Sat., Aug. 17 Green Bay at St. Louis 8:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 17 Miami at Houston 8:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 17 Denver at Seattle 10:00 p.m. NFLN (JIP)/Local
Sun., Aug. 18 Indianapolis at NY Giants 7:00 p.m. FOX
Mon., Aug. 19 Pittsburgh at Washington 8:00 p.m. ESPN

Week 3 (Aug. 22-25)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Thu., Aug. 22 New England at Detroit 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 22 Carolina at Baltimore 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Fri., Aug. 23 Seattle at Green Bay 8:00 p.m. CBS
Fri., Aug. 23 Chicago at Oakland 10:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Buffalo at Washington 4:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Cleveland at Indianapolis 7:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 NY Jets at NY Giants 7:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Kansas City at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Philadelphia at Jacksonville 7:30 p.m. Local
Sat. Aug. 24 Tampa Bay at Miami 7:30 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Atlanta at Tennessee 8:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 Cincinnati at Dallas 8:00 p.m. Local
Sat., Aug. 24 St. Louis at Denver 8:00 p.m. CBS
Sat., Aug. 24 San Diego at Arizona 10:00 p.m. Local
Sun., Aug. 25 New Orleans at Houston 3:00 p.m. FOX
Sun., Aug. 25 Minnesota at San Francisco 8:00 p.m. NBC

Week 4 (Aug. 29-30)

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Thu., Aug. 29 Detroit at Buffalo 7:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Indianapolis at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Philadelphia at NY Jets 7:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Jacksonville at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 New Orleans at Miami 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 NY Giants at New England 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Pittsburgh at Carolina 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Washington at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Baltimore at St. Louis 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Cleveland at Chicago 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Green Bay at Kansas City 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Houston at Dallas 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Tennessee at Minnesota 8:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Arizona at Denver 9:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 Oakland at Seattle 10:00 p.m. Local
Thu., Aug. 29 San Francisco at San Diego 10:00 p.m. Local

Comments (38)

I hope the league (and networks?) do a better job with balancing these games. Meaning: I’ve seen in past years a team go 10 days between games, then just a 4 day turnaround to the next one……if you play on a Monday, next game should be Sunday. if you play on Thursday, your next game should be on a Friday, etc…..

Ridiculous that the NFL makes you wait clear into mid April to announce the games for the upcoming season. It makes it hard to plan an away trip. If they already know way in advance then why make the public wait? Can anyone shed some light on to the waiting game?

The NFL always releases the schedule in mid-April. I believe setting the games for television is what takes so long. Plus NFL teams try to schedule around other events, such as MLB games or other events at their home venues.

I agree. I’m sure that they already know the schedules, so why don’t they let the fans know

Sam for those that live in igloo land (Canada) and travel over the boarder to catch an NFL game, it very much matters as to the dates of the games. Dah; obviously anybody travelling to catch a game appreciates the schedules — the sooner the better.

I am a HUGE Seattle Seahawk fan, and I am ready to see their schedule. I am so excited at the momentum we had going last year and I have a good feeling this year will be even better. It is always great to see the schedule as far in advance as possible to plan going to a game or weekend get together’s themed to the game. Go Seattle!

Sam even though these games don’t matter for Season Ticket holders, Every game matters. =)
I have to wait way to long for NFL season to start, so i am happy with any game I get to see.

I’m a 65-year old handicapped woman and football is my passion!! I go into withdrawals after the pro-bowl and only begin to come out in July when more and more news begins to come out about football. August and pre-season doesn’t come soon enough. I follow games using redzone, the most fun way to watch and keep up with all the games on Sunday. College football feeds me on Saturday. I’m from Georgia but love me some gators and Boise State!

Hi everyone , i’m from MOROCCO and i’m a huge fan of the san francisco 49ers, as u know all games are scheduled to be played at about 7,8 or 9 pm ET , ( 4 hours of difference , Casablanca Time) can u please help me out to find a link on which i can watch the recorded games ??? tnks

It will be soooo good to have something good to watch on TV for a change. TV has become a vast wasteland! Can’t hardly wait for football to start!

My husband and I can’t wait for football to start. We use to have season tickets tonDolphins before old age grounded us! Hooray for the big screen the kids gave us.

Can’t wait!!! Cure for those Monday mornings at work Monday night football!!! BABY!!!

Everyone thinks san fran again Seattle texas Atlanta .saints will be better but watch out for …….

I can see making the last game on a Thursday night. First they have to make their final cuts to fifty three guys or whatever the roster limit is. Then, Monday, they have to begin game-planning for the first regular-season opponent. And the two teams playing Thusday night have to begin that game-planning that much sooner.

There is almost no game-planning in the preseason, so ‘unbalancing’ the schedule is more acceptable.

My husband is an Eagles fan and I, a Jets fan. Preseason or not…we are ready for some football.

Football feeds my husbands and I’s soul….. pre season and regular season hall of fame drills…. its all good. Just lets us know that our Commrads r Ready for Tailgatin gatherin bettin laughs screaming….. R u Ready For Sum Football? Bring it on, let da Rivalry begin all in good fun….. Get ur Game Face on Peeps ….

I’ve never been to a Bengals game. Been a fan for over 30 yrs. Glad when they come on Tv here. Doesn’t happen often living in Colts country

I love football glad to see the season get starte up its been a long time coming as long as we got the real referees let’s play football

Im luvin it games galore….. we r feelin footballish. R U READY FOR SUM FOOTBALL ? Friends! NFL, COLLEGE and HIGH SKOL….. OK lets break out the Pit the chairs the Big Screen the tikkets the…… Um, u know what I mean ….. All we need now is the cooler weather to get in full swing….. Oh and drinks and party food… Dont forget ur Team Jerseys….. God Bless everyone ….. Gods watchin