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NFL announces 2016 preseason matchups, schedule

The NFL released its slate of 2016 preseason games and the weekends in which they will be played, with eight nationally televised games having exact dates and times.

The NFL will kick off its 2016 preseason schedule with the annual Hall of Game on Aug. 7, this year featuring the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

The league announced its rough preseason schedule on Thursday afternoon, slotting games into certain weekends but with many of the exact dates still needing to be set.

The first full week of preseason games will be Aug. 11-15, with the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams being nationally broadcast on ESPN on Aug. 13.

Here is the rest of the full schedule of nationally televised preseason games (Eastern times) with the full preseason schedule following.








Sunday, August 7

NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH:

Green Bay vs. Indianapolis

ESPN (8:00 PM)







Preseason Week 1 (August 11-15)




Saturday, August 13

Dallas at Los Angeles

ESPN (8:00 PM)







Preseason Week 3 (August 25-28)




Thursday, August 25

Atlanta at Miami

NBC (8:00 PM)

Friday, August 26

Cleveland at Tampa Bay

CBS (8:00 PM)

Saturday, August 27

Tennessee at Oakland

CBS (8:00 PM)

Sunday, August 28

San Diego at Minnesota

FOX (1:00 PM)

Sunday, August 28

Arizona at Houston

FOX (4:00 PM)

Sunday, August 28

Cincinnati at Jacksonville

NBC (8:00 PM)







Green Bay vs. Indianapolis (ESPN, 8/7)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 11-15

Dallas at Los Angeles (ESPN, 8/13)

Carolina at Baltimore

Cleveland at Green Bay

Denver at Chicago

Detroit at Pittsburgh

Houston at San Francisco

Indianapolis at Buffalo

Jacksonville at NY Jets

Miami at NY Giants

Minnesota at Cincinnati

New Orleans at New England

Oakland at Arizona

San Diego at Tennessee

Seattle at Kansas City

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

Washington at Atlanta

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 18-22

Arizona at San Diego

Atlanta at Cleveland

Baltimore at Indianapolis

Carolina at Tennessee

Chicago at New England

Cincinnati at Detroit

Kansas City at Los Angeles

Miami at Dallas

Minnesota at Seattle

New Orleans at Houston

NY Giants at Buffalo

NY Jets at Washington

Oakland at Green Bay

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

San Francisco at Denver

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 25-28

Atlanta at Miami (NBC, 8/25)

Cleveland at Tampa Bay (CBS, 8/26)

Tennessee at Oakland (CBS, 8/27)

San Diego at Minnesota (FOX, 8/28)

Arizona at Houston (FOX, 8/28)

Cincinnati at Jacksonville (NBC, 8/28)

Buffalo at Washington

Dallas at Seattle

Detroit at Baltimore

Green Bay at San Francisco

Kansas City at Chicago

Los Angeles at Denver

New England at Carolina

NY Giants at NY Jets

Philadelphia at Indianapolis

Pittsburgh at New Orleans 


Baltimore at New Orleans

Buffalo at Detroit

Chicago at Cleveland

Denver at Arizona

Green Bay at Kansas City

Houston at Dallas

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Jacksonville at Atlanta

Los Angeles at Minnesota

New England at NY Giants

NY Jets at Philadelphia

Pittsburgh at Carolina

San Francisco at San Diego

Seattle at Oakland

Tennessee at Miami

Washington at Tampa Bay


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