NFL Announces 2024 Preseason Schedule with Dates and Times

NFL Announces 2024 Preseason Schedule with Dates and Times
NFL Announces 2024 Preseason Schedule with Dates and Times
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The NFL has officially announced the schedule for the 2024 preseason, setting the stage for a thrilling buildup to the regular season. Fans eagerly awaiting the return of football can now mark their calendars as teams prepare to hit the field for a series of exciting matchups.

The preseason kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game on August 1, featuring a face-off between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. This annual event not only signals the return of NFL action but also coincides with the induction of the newest class of Hall of Famers.

In Week 1 of the preseason, all 32 teams will take to the field, offering fans their first glimpse of new signings, rookies, and changes in team dynamics. Highlights include the New England Patriots hosting the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the San Francisco 49ers, providing an early look at some of the league’s top contenders.

Week 2 will see more intense action, with the Buffalo Bills facing off against the New York Jets, and the Los Angeles Rams going head-to-head with the Las Vegas Raiders. These games are crucial for teams to evaluate their rosters and make necessary adjustments before the regular season begins.

Week 3 is traditionally the dress rehearsal for the regular season, with starters typically playing more significant minutes. Key matchups include the Chicago Bears taking on the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals clashing with the Denver Broncos. These games are expected to provide a clearer picture of how teams will line up when the regular season kicks off.

The preseason concludes with Week 4, where teams will make their final roster cuts and fine-tune their strategies. Notable games include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks facing the Minnesota Vikings. These final matchups are crucial for players on the bubble to make their case for a spot on the 53-man roster.

With the full schedule now available, fans can plan to catch all the action and see how their favorite teams are shaping up ahead of the 2024 regular season. The preseason not only serves as a warm-up for the teams but also as a preview of the excitement and drama that the NFL always delivers.

Key Preseason Matchups:

  • Hall of Fame Game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, August 1
  • Week 1: New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Week 2: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  • Week 3: Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos
  • Week 4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings

2024 Preseason Week-by-Week Schedule

(All times Eastern/p.m.)

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 1

Houston vs. Chicago (ESPN/ABC), 8:00

WEEK 1​

Thursday, August 8

Carolina at New England, 7:00

Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 7:00

Friday, August 9

Atlanta at Miami, 7:00

Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:00

Philadelphia at Baltimore, 7:30

Saturday, August 10

Washington at N.Y. Jets, noon

Chicago at Buffalo, 1:00

Las Vegas at Minnesota, 4:00

Green Bay at Cleveland, 4:25

Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 7:00

Kansas City at Jacksonville, 7:00

San Francsico at Tennessee, 7:00

Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 7:05

New Orleans at Arizona, 8:00

Sunday, August 11

Denver at Indianapolis, 1:00

Dallas at L.A. Rams, 4:30

WEEK 2

Thursday, August 15

Philadelphia at New England, 7:00

Saturday, August 17

Atlanta at Baltimore, noon

Cincinnati at Chicago, 1:00

N.Y. Giants at Houston, 1:00

Detroit at Kansas City 4:00

Minnesota at Cleveland, 4:25

N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 7:00

Arizona at Indianapolis, 7:00

Washington at Miami, 7:00

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:00

Seattle at Tennessee, 7:00

L.A. Rams at L.A. Chargers, 7:05

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7:30

Dallas at Las Vegas, 10:00

Sunday, August 18

Green Bay at Denver, 8:00

New Orleans at San Francisco (FOX), 8:00

WEEK 3

Thursday, August 22

Indianapolis at Cincinnati (Prime Video), 8:00

Chicago at Kansas City, 8:20

Friday, August 23

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:00

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30

San Francisco at Las Vegas, 10:00

Saturday, August 24

Carolina at Buffalo, 1:00

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:00

Baltimore at Green Bay, 1:00

L.A. Rams at Houston, 1:00

Minnesota at Philadelphia, 1:00

L.A. Chargers at Dallas, 4:00

N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7:30

Cleveland at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 25

Tennessee at New Orleans, 2:00

Arizona at Denver (CBS), 4:30

New England at Washington (NBC), 8:00

As teams prepare for the upcoming challenges, fans can look forward to a preseason filled with anticipation, emerging talents, and the beginning of what promises to be another unforgettable NFL season.

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