Is there preseason football on Sunday? Start times, TV channels, teams


Now that fans have gotten their first taste of NFL football thanks to the 2022 Hall of Fame Game, some might wonder if there are any NFL games today. Was the HOF game a one-shot deal, and how long will we need to wait until we get to see more NFL action?

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Despite the Hall of Fame Game being played on Aug. 4, we have to wait a little bit longer for another live NFL game on our TV. Today, Sunday, Aug. 7, there are no NFL games being played. The good news is that starting on Thursday, Aug. 11, there are going to be plenty of NFL games.

Additionally, if you are desperate for more NFL action, HBO has you covered as the critically acclaimed series Hard Knocks returns on Aug. 9. Two days before the official start of the preseason, fans can watch Dan Campbell and his Detroit Lions as they progress through their 2022 training camp.

On Aug. 11, we will get our next two official preseason games. Then, for the next three weeks, there will be NFL games spread out Thursday through Sunday, with all 32 teams in action.

Outside of the national broadcasts, local networks will pick up some of the NFL preseason games. Should you want to watch all 49 2022 NFL preseason games or replay them, the newly launched NFL+ allows you to do so with a membership. You can also view most of these preseason games with streaming services like Vidgo or FuboTV.

2022 NFL Preseason Week 1 Schedule

The are no NFL games today. However, we’re not far away from a full slate of preseason mayhem. Below you will find every single preseason game for the first full week of games.

Thursday, Aug. 11

New York Giants at New England Patriots
7 pm | NFL Network

Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens
7:30 pm | local

Friday, Aug. 12

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
6 pm | NFL Network

Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars
7 pm | local

Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals
7:30 pm | local

New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles
7:30 pm | NBC

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
8:30 pm | NFL Network

Saturday, Aug. 13

Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
1 pm | NFL Network

Carolina Panthers at Washington Commanders
1 pm | local

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills
4 pm | NFL Network

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers
7 pm | NFL Network

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7:30 pm | CBS

New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans
8 pm | ABC

Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos
9 pm | NFL Network

Sunday, Aug. 14

Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders
4:25 pm | NFL Network

When does the 2022 NFL regular season begin?

The 2022 NFL season starts on Thursday, Sept. 8, as the Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium. For the second time in a row, the season will begin in the same stadium where it drew to a close.

After that first game, we have just three days to wait for more NFL action. There are 14 games spread between the three windows on Sunday, Sept. 11. The first Sunday of the NFL season concludes with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a repeat of the 2021 NFL season opener.

There is then a single Monday Night Football game in Week 1, and it should certainly make for an interesting watch. Former Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson leads his Denver Broncos back into Seattle to take on the team who traded him away this offseason. The atmosphere in that game should be quite something to round out the first week of the season.

Ryan Gosling is the Chief Written Content Officer for Pro Football Network. Follow him on Twitter: @ryangoslingPFN.

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