NFL Network, which is available in our Sling Blue service, will have 15 NFL Preseason games live as well as replays of all 65 matchups. Click here for a full schedule.


How to watch


Broadcast rights for NFL Preseason games are owned by individual teams. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in participating teams defined local markets, and available on a local channel. For example, if you want to watch the Falcons vs. Jets on August 10 and live in either the Atlanta or New York City TV markets, the game would be unavailable on NFL Network for you.


Most NFL Preseason games are broadcast on local channels. Check your local listings for times and channels to catch your favorite team. Live local programming from FOX and NBC is available in select markets with our Sling Blue service. If local programming isn’t available with Sling TV in your area, click here for details on how to get your local programming over the air for free with an OTA antenna.


To see NFL Preseason games available on local channels, click here.


How to find your game


The easiest way to find your game is with our Game Finder tool, available here. For more details on using the tool, click here


Be sure to check out whatson.sling.com for the most up-to-date information. The following NFL Preseason games will be broadcast nationally:


Games, dates, time, and networks are subject to change. Device and blackout restrictions may apply.


Preseason Week 1


Date
Matchup
Time (ET)
Channel
Available on Sling
Thursday, 8/2
Hall of Fame Game
Chicago vs. Baltimore
8:00pm
NBC
Sling Blue in select markets
Thursday, 8/9
Cleveland vs. New York Giants
7:00pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Thursday, 8/9
Dallas vs. San Francisco
10:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Friday, 8/10
Atlanta vs. New York Jets
7:30pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Friday, 8/10
Detroit vs. Oakland
10:30pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/11
Minnesota vs. Denver
9:00pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue


*Out-of-market only. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' defined over-the-air station markets. If a game is blacked out in your area, check your local listings for channels that will broadcast NFL Preseason games.


$Game will potentially be joined in progress


Preseason Week 2


Date
Matchup
Time (ET)
Channel
Available on Sling
Thursday, 8/16
New York Jets vs. Washington
8:00pm
ESPN*
Sling Orange
Friday, 8/17
Buffalo vs. Cleveland
7:30pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/18
Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
1:00pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/18
Oakland vs. LA Rams
4:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/18
Cincinnati vs. Dallas
7:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/18
Seattle vs. LA Chargers
10:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue


*Out-of-market only. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' defined over-the-air station markets. If a game is blacked out in your area, check your local listings for channels that will broadcast NFL Preseason games.


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Preseason Week 3


Date
Matchup
Time (ET)
Channel
Available on Sling
Monday, 8/20
Baltimore vs. Indianapolis
8:00pm
ESPN*
Sling Orange
Thursday, 8/23
Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
8:00pm
FOX
Sling Blue in select markets
Friday, 8/24
Green Bay vs. Oakland
10:30pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/25
Kansas City vs. Chicago
1:00pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Saturday, 8/25
Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh
4:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue
Sunday, 8/26
Cincinnati vs. Buffalo
4:00pm
FOX
Sling Blue in select markets
Sunday, 8/26
Arizona vs. Dallas
8:00pm
NBC
Sling Blue in select markets


*Out-of-market only. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' defined over-the-air station markets. If a game is blacked out in your area, check your local listings for channels that will broadcast NFL Preseason games.


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Preseason Week 4


Date
Matchup
Time (ET)
Channel
Available on Sling
Thursday, 8/30
Cleveland vs. Detroit
7:00pm
NFLN*
Sling Blue
Thursday, 8/30
Denver vs. Arizona
10:00pm
NFLN*$
Sling Blue


*Out-of-market only. Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' defined over-the-air station markets. If a game is blacked out in your area, check your local listings for channels that will broadcast NFL Preseason games.


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Have additional questions? Check below for answers.


Are there device restrictions when watching NFL Preseason Football?



Nationally broadcast NFL Preseason games on NFL Network and ESPN that are available on Sling TV can be viewed on all devices, including mobile.


Mobile device restrictions for games aired on local channels may vary from team to team as broadcast rights are owned by individual teams.


If you’d like to view an NFL Preseason game on Sling TV with your mobile device, for the best viewing experience, make sure to enable location services:


Enable location services on iOS:
  • From the device home screen, tap Settings
  • Select Privacy > Location Services > Sling TV
  • Ensure that While Using the App has a check mark next to it
Enable location services on Android
  • Tap the Settings icon
  • Select Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting
  • Toggle the switch to On



Will games be blacked out?


Blackout rules are determined by the leagues, sports associations, content owners, and networks that purchase the rights to broadcasts.


Live NFL Preseason games on the NFL Network and on ESPN will be blacked out in the participating teams defined over-the-air station markets.

For more information on blackouts, or if you believe you may be receiving a blackout message in error, click here.


What services do I need to watch NFL Preseason Football?


Sling Blue:

  • FOX and NBC (select markets only - click here to check availability)
  • NFL Network

Sling Orange:

  • ESPN