Preseason dates, times are set

Packers play all four exhibitions within 17 days in August

The dates and kickoff times of a 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced Tuesday, beginning with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins in Canton, Ohio on Sunday night, Aug. 3.

The Hall of Fame Game -- televised live at 7 p.m. CT by NBC -- is the first of 13 national preseason telecasts carried by NFL broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network.

With NFL Network airing 54 games either live or on tape delay, every snap of every NFL preseason game will be available to fans nationally this summer.

The 2008 preseason schedule was announced in April, without dates and times, except for prime-time games. The Green Bay Packers open their exhibition season on ESPN's Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 11 at Lambeau Field. Green Bay ends the preseason 17 days later at home against the Tennessee Titans.

Here are the dates and times of Green Bay's four exhibition games:

Monday, Aug. 11 - Cincinnati, 7 p.m. CT
Saturday, Aug. 16 - at San Francisco, 8 p.m. CT
Friday, Aug. 22 - at Denver, 8 p.m. CT
Thursday, Aug. 28 - Tennessee, 7 p.m. CT

The Packers open the 2008 regular season on Monday Night Football on Sept. 8 (6 p.m. CT) against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

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