Watching NFL Preseason Games

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How do I watch NFL Preseason games?


NFL Network, available with your subscription to Sling Blue, will show all 65 NFL Preseason games, including 14 live games. Get a full schedule hereA schedule for nationally-broadcast NFL Preseason games is below:


Date
Time (ET)
Matchup
Alternate 
Channel
Thursday, 8/18:00pmDEN vs. ATL--NBC (in select markets)
Thursday, 8/87:00pmNYJ @ NYGIND @ BUFNFL Network*
Thursday, 8/8
10:00pmLAC @ ARIDEN @ SEANFL Network*
Friday, 8/97:30pmTB @ PITMIN @ NONFL Network*
Saturday, 8/109:00pmDAL @ SFCIN @ KCNFL Network*
Thursday, 8/158:00pmOAK @ ARI--ESPN
Friday, 8/167:30pmCHI @ NYGMIA @ TBNFL Network*
Saturday, 8/174:00pmCLE @ INDBUF @ CAR&NFL Network*
Saturday, 8/17
7:30pmKC @ PITNE @ TENNFL Network*
Saturday, 8/17
10:00pmDAL @ LAROAK @ ARI&NFL Network*
Saturday, 8/184:00pmNO @ LAC--CBS$
Saturday, 8/18
8:00pmSEA @ MIN--FOX (in select markets)
Monday, 8/198:00pmSF @ DEN--ESPN
Thursday, 8/228:00pmJAX @ MIA--FOX (in select markets)
Friday, 8/238:00pmBUF @ DET--CBS$
Saturday, 8/241:00pmARI @ MINNYG @ CIN&NFL Network*
Saturday, 8/24
7:00pmHOU @ DALCHI @ INDNFL Network*
Saturday, 8/24
10:00pmSEA @ LACAZ @ MIN&NFL Network*
Sunday, 8/258:00pmPIT @ TEN--NBC (in select markets)
Thursday, 8/297:00pmPIT @ CARIND @ CIN&NFL Network*
Thursday, 8/29
10:00pmLAC @ SFPHI @ NYJ&NFL Network*


* - Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' over-the-air station markets, even if the channel is not available on Sling. If you're in a blacked-out market, you'll be able to watch the game listed in the Alternate column above on the NFL Network Alternate channel in your guide. 


$ - CBS is not available on Sling TV. For details on how to watch CBS, go here.


& - Previously aired game


Broadcast rights for locally- and regionally-broadcast NFL Preseason games are controlled by individual teams. A list of NFL teams and where to find their preseason games is available below:


Team
Channel
Arizona CardinalsKPNX
Atlanta FalconsWAGA*, WGCL
Baltimore RavensWBAL, NBC Sports Washington*
Buffalo BillsWKBW
Carolina PanthersPanthers Television Network
Chicago BearsWFLD*
Cincinnati BengalsWKRC
Cleveland BrownsWEWS
Dallas CowboysKTVT
Denver BroncosKTVD
Detroit LionsWJBK*
Green Bay PackersPackers Television Network
Houston TexansKTRK
Indianapolis ColtsWXIN
Jacksonville JaguarsWJAX
Kansas City ChiefsKCTV
Los Angeles ChargersKABC
Los Angeles RamsKCBS
Miami DolphinsWFOR
Minnesota VikingsKMSP*
New England PatriotsWBZ-TV
New Orleans SaintsWVUE
New York GiantsWNBC*
New York JetsWCBS
Oakland RaidersKTVU*, KVVU
Philadelphia EaglesWCAU*
Pittsburgh SteelersKDKA
San Francisco 49ersKPIX
Seattle SeahawksKCPQ
Tampa Bay BuccaneersWFLA
Tennessee TitansWKRN
Washington RedskinsWRC-TV*


*- Channel is available in select markets with Sling Blue service


There are still a number of ways to enjoy live, local programming - including NFL Football - on local channels that aren't available with your subscription to Sling. Hit the button below to learn more:


Locals on Sling


How do I find my preseason game?


For preseason games, the easiest way to find channel and kickoff time details is by checking your local listings. 


Once the regular season begins, find details for Thursday Night Football, Sunday regional games, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football with Game Finder, available below:


Game Finder


Will my preseason game be blacked out?


Live preseason games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams' over-the-air station markets. 


Example: When the Bears and Giants play their preseason game on August 16th, the game will be blacked out on NFL Network in the Chicago and New York markets. Fans can watch on WFLD in Chicago and WNBC in New York.  


An alternate NFL Network channel will be available during the preseason which will show a different game for fans in blacked-out areas. 


Hit the button below to learn more about blackouts on Sling:


Blackouts



Watching NFL Regular Season Games

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How do I watch Thursday Night Football?


Thursday Night Football games are broadcast on NFL Network, or broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network. 

  • FOX is available in select markets with a subscription to Sling Blue, or over the air using an HD antenna
  • NFL Network is available with a subscription to Sling Blue


Check FOX Availability


Important Note: Games broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network will only be available in FOX markets. Simulcast Thursday Night Football games can also be viewed on the Prime Video app.


How do I watch Sunday NFL games?


Sunday regional NFL games are broadcast on CBS and FOX.

  • CBS is not available on Sling TV, but there are multiple ways to enjoy CBS programming:


Watching CBS


  • FOX is available in select markets with a subscription to Sling Blue


Check FOX Availability


How do I watch Sunday Night Football?


Sunday Night Football is broadcast on NBC.

  • NBC is available in select markets with a subscription to Sling Blue, or over the air using an HD antenna


Check NBC Availability


How do I watch Monday Night Football?


Monday Night Football is broadcast on ESPN.

  • ESPN is available with a subscription to Sling Orange



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I don't get FOX or NBC, what can I do?


Watch your local FOX or NBC programming for free in select cities using the Locast app, available at locast.org, or downloading the app on your Android or iOS smartphone/tablet, Amazon Fire device or Roku. 


An HD antenna will also allow you to watch your local FOX or NBC programming over the air for free. To learn more about antennas, click the button below: 


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Note: Thursday Night Football games broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network can also be viewed through the Prime Video app.


How can I watch games on CBS?


For an additional cost, you can watch CBS programming - including NFL Football in your area - with the CBS All Access app. CBS All Access is available on many of the same devices you use to watch Sling TV, including Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.


In select cities, you can also watch local programming for free using the Locast app, available at locast.org, or downloading the app on your Android or iOS smartphone/tablet, Amazon Fire device or Roku.


An HD antenna will also allow you to watch your local programming over the air for free. To learn more about antennas, click the button below: 


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What is NFL RedZone?


Catch every touchdown from every game Sunday afternoon with NFL RedZone from NFL Network. Go from game to game to see the most exciting plays as they happen. Watch all your favorite teams and players live every Sunday afternoon during the regular season - all on one channel. Includes up-to-the-minute fantasy stats, extended highlights and much more. 


Get NFL RedZone when you add Sports Extra to your Sling Blue subscription.


Change my subscription


Need help changing your subscription? Go here.


Will NFL games be blacked out?


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

  • Thursday Night Football games broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network will be unavailable to those customers not in a FOX market


Check FOX Availability 


Are there any device restrictions for watching NFL games?


NFL games on channels available through Sling can be viewed on all devices, including your smartphone or tablet.


Hit the button below to see a list of devices you can use to watch Sling TV:


Supported Devices



Additional Questions about the NFL on Sling

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What services do I need to watch NFL Football?


Sling Blue: FOX and NBC (select markets only), NFL Network


Check FOX/NBC Availability


Sling Blue + Sports Extra: NFL RedZone


Sling Orange: ESPN


How do I find my game?


Visit our Game Finder to find out channel and service information for games available on Sling.


Game Finder


Schedules may not be available until immediately prior to week 1 of the regular season