2021 NFL Preseason Schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 NFL Preseason Schedule has been released and kicks off with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 5.

The Hall of Fame Game will be nationally televised by FOX at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.

Four other preseason games have also been scheduled for national television broadcasts on ESPN, CBS, and NBC during Week 2 and Week 3 (All times Eastern):


Friday, August 20
Chiefs at Cardinals 8pm, ESPN

Monday, August 23
Jaguars at Saints 8pm, ESPN


Sunday, August 29
Dolphins at Bengals -4pm, CBS
Browns at Falcons – 8pm, NBC

The NFL Network will televise the remainder of the preseason games live nationwide. Dates and times for those games will be announced at a later date.

Below is the complete list of 2021 NFL preseason matchups:

Pittsburgh vs. Dallas (FOX)

WEEK 1 (AUG. 12-16)
Dallas at Arizona
Tennessee at Atlanta
New Orleans at Baltimore
Miami at Chicago
Buffalo at Detroit
Houston at Green Bay
Carolina at Indianapolis
Cleveland at Jacksonville
Seattle at Las Vegas
L.A. Chargers at L.A. Rams
Denver at Minnesota
Washington at New England
N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Kansas City at San Francisco
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay

WEEK 2 (AUG. 19-23)
Kansas City at Arizona (8/20, ESPN)
Baltimore at Carolina
Buffalo at Chicago
N.Y. Giants at Cleveland
Houston at Dallas
N.Y. Jets at Green Bay
San Francisco at L.A. Chargers
Las Vegas at L.A. Rams
Atlanta at Miami
Indianapolis at Minnesota
Jacksonville at New Orleans (8/23, ESPN)
New England at Philadelphia
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Denver at Seattle
Tennessee at Tampa Bay
Cincinnati at Washington

WEEK 3 (AUG. 26-30)
Cleveland at Atlanta (8/29, NBC)
Green Bay at Buffalo
Pittsburgh at Carolina
Miami at Cincinnati (8/29, CBS)
Jacksonville at Dallas
L.A. Rams at Denver
Indianapolis at Detroit
Tampa Bay at Houston
Minnesota at Kansas City
Arizona at New Orleans
New England at N.Y. Giants
Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets
Las Vegas at San Francisco
L.A. Chargers at Seattle
Chicago at Tennessee
Baltimore at Washington

The NFL Schedule for the 2021 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9 with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

NFL Preseason Schedule

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