The NFL Preseason Schedule 2020 will be released this week, according to a report from Adam Schefter, ESPN’s Senior NFL insider.
NFL also planning to release its preseason schedule by end of this week, per @NFLprguy: “If we have to make adjustments, we will be prepared to do so based on the latest guidance from our medical experts and public health officials and current and future government regulations.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2020
Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the preseason schedule could be altered or adjusted, according to NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy in above tweet).
The 2020 NFL preseason is currently scheduled to begin with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Dallas Cowboys are slated to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in that matchup on Thursday, Aug. 6 and the game will be televised by NBC at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.
Recently, the regular-season schedule has been released the week prior to the NFL Draft, which took place April 23 through 25. But this seasons release has been delayed due to COVID-19.
If the virus dissipates and doesn’t return as aggressive in the Fall/Winter, the NFL playoffs should begin on time with the Wild-Card Round on January 9-10. The Divisional Round is slated for January 16-17 with the AFC and NFC Championship Games following on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Super Bowl LV is slated for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The game will kickoff at 6:30pm ET and will be televised by CBS.