2016 NFL Preseason TV Schedule

The 2016 NFL Preseason TV schedule will kick off with the Hall of Fame game on August 7th between the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts. Since the 201 Olympics will be underway during the start of the preseason, NBC will be showing more games in the second half of the preseason than in the first half of the preseason. Each of the NFL’s major TV partners obligate to showing two preseason games each on nation-wide broadcasts, and ESPN will show its first two earlier in the preseason including the Hall of Fame Game and the LA Rams first home game in LA against the Dallas Cowboys on August 13, 2016. This preseason will also be one of the first that the Hall of Fame Game is shown on ESPN instead of NBC due to the 2016 Rio Games.

NFL Preseason Schedule

2016 NFL Preseason National TV Schedule

The following are the 2016 NFL preseason games that will be shown on national networks this season.

Sunday August 7 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)

Please note that the NBC game shown on August 25th is a precursor to the network taking over Thursday Night Football this season. CBS will show games on consecutive nights similar to past preseasons, and FOX will be showing a Sunday Afternoon. The NFL Network plans on showing a large number of games not listed on the schedule both live and on tape delay and you will be able to watch the games live and via stream on the network. If you would like to check out the 2016 NFL schedule grid, we have that posted for fans to enjoy long with all of the team’s schedules, and the 2017 NFL Playoff Schedule.