The second week of the NFL preseason will expand across four days with 16 games, beginning on Thursday and ending on Monday. With the first round of roster cuts taking place on Tuesday, players looking to make the team will have another chance this week. The 85 remaining players on each team will be looking to show the world what they’ve got on the gridiron.
Tuesday has not been a quiet day when it comes to roster cuts as there have been some big names to land on the waiver wire. Former Heisman-winning QB turned Jaguars TE Tim Tebow had a poor showing in his preseason debut which led to his release. Other big names include Chiefs WR Antonio Callaway and Giants RB Alfred Morris.
Starters are expected to play more in the second week than in week 1 because this week’s games are treated more like a dress rehearsal for the regular season. As a tactical bonus, the Atlanta Falcons announced they’re the first and the only team in the NFL to have a 100% vaccination rate.
Fans will be back in attendance at NFL stadiums across the league; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch every single week 2 NFL preseason game below.
Games, Kickoff Times, and Channels
Thursday, August 19
|Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots||7:30 p.m. ET||NFL Network WBZ (CBS) WCAU (NBC)|
Friday, August 20
|Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs||8:00 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Washington Football Team at Cincinnati Bengals||8:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWKRC (CBS) WRC (NBC)|
Saturday, August 21
|Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWKBW (ABC) WFLD (Fox)|
|Green Bay Packers at New York Jets||4:25 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWCBS (CBS)WGBA (NBC)WTMJ (NBC)|
|Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens||7:00 p.m. ET||WBAL (NBC) WSOC (ABC)|
|Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons||7:00 p.m. ET||WUPA (The CW) WFOR (CBS)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions||7:30 p.m. ET||NFL NetworkWJBK (Fox)KDKA (CBS)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans||7:30 p.m. ET||WKRN (ABC) WFLA (NBC)|
|Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts||8:00 p.m. ET||WXIN (Fox) KMSP (Fox)|
|Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans||8:00 p.m. ET||KTRK (ABC) KTVT (CBS)|
|Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos||10:00 p.m. ET||KUSA (NBC) KCPQ (Fox)|
|Los Angeles Rams at Las Vegas Raiders||10:00 p.m. ET||NFL Network KVVU (Fox) KCBS (CBS)|
Sunday, August 22
|Cleveland Browns at New York Giants||1:00 p.m. ET||NFL Network WNBC (NBC) WEWS (ABC)|
|Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers||7:30 p.m. ET||NFL Network KPIX (CBS) KABC (ABC)|
Monday, August 23
|New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars||8:00 p.m. ET||ESPN|
How to Watch 2021 NFL Preseason Games
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what local channels are available in your area with an antenna.
Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local team’s affiliate for free with the service.
NFL GamePass: If you’re an out-of-market fan and want to watch your favorite team, NFL GamePass is the perfect option. For only $99.99 for the entire season, NFL GamePass includes a 7-day free trial, over 270 regular-season games, and the entire preseason.
Paramount+: Subscribers to Paramount+ can watch available games on their local CBS affiliate with the Premium plan for $9.99/month.
If you want to watch the games with a live TV streaming service, check out the chart below to see which services will allow you to stream the games live on your local team’s broadcast affiliate.
|Channel||AT&T TV (*Starts at $69.99/mo.)||Fubo TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)||Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)||Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)||YouTube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)|
|Dallas Cowboys (KTVT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Green Bay Packers(WGBA/WTMJ)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Kansas City Chiefs(KSHB)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Las Vegas Raiders(KPIX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Los Angeles Chargers(KABC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Los Angeles Rams(KCBS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New England Patriots(WBZ)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New Orleans Saints(WVUE)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|New York Giants(WNBC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New York Jets(WCBS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Philadelphia Eagles (WCAU)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pittsburgh Steelers (KDKA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|San Francisco 49ers (KPIX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers(WFLA)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Tennessee Titans (WKRN)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Washington Football Team (WRC)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|