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NFL preseason schedule finalized

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The NFL released official dates and times for all 65 preseason games on Monday, thus finalizing its exhibition slate for 2014.

As was the case in 2013, every club will play its final preseason game on the Thursday preceding the NFL regular season opener. Teams typically use the fourth exhibition game to make end-of-roster decisions, with starters seeing little or no playing time. Sixteen games are slated for Thursday, August 28, with the roster cut to the 53-player limit coming shortly thereafter.

Eight preseason games will be televised nationally, with NBC airing the Hall of Fame game between the Giants and Bills on Sunday, August 3 (8 p.m. ET) and the Sunday, August 24 matchup between the Cardinals and Bengals in Cincinnati (8 p.m. ET).

The NFL Network will also air games during the exhibition season, the league said, with the TV schedule of NFLN games to be released in July.

 

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15 Responses to “NFL preseason schedule finalized”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 5, 2014 6:36 PM

    Roethlisberger looks like he was drawn up by Mike Judge.

  2. pampabear says: May 5, 2014 6:41 PM

    Who cares!

  3. lks311 says: May 5, 2014 6:42 PM

    The pure definition of garbage game: Week #4 preseason games between teams that will see each other during the regular season. Seattle-Oakland, Cards-Chargers, are two the pop up. But, the worse may be Lions-Bills who’ll play for real about a month later. I feel bad for season ticket holders that are forced to buy tickets for these contests.

  4. 700levelvet says: May 5, 2014 6:44 PM

    Cha Ching….

  5. j0esixpack says: May 5, 2014 6:55 PM

    Great news… finally!

    Now season ticket holders can go about the process of unloading full-price tickets to largely pointless games

  6. jason9696 says: May 5, 2014 7:37 PM

    I can’t believe people pay money to watch preseason games.

  7. ariani1985 says: May 5, 2014 7:59 PM

    Do they also have the schedule when green bay loses in the playoffs?

  8. jshawaii22 says: May 5, 2014 8:03 PM

    Denver plays Seattle in the first Pre-Season game and again 4 weeks later in the second game of the season… So stupid.

  9. gianthater says: May 5, 2014 8:19 PM

    I hope the giants go 0-5, than start the season with losses to both the Lions n Cards. A nice hole to start to dig themselves out of, lol.

  10. td40 says: May 5, 2014 8:26 PM

    A nationally televised preseason game between the Cards and Bengals? OMG, that sounds so exci-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

  11. vikesr4reel says: May 5, 2014 10:07 PM

    Big Ben blows!!

  12. briang123 says: May 5, 2014 10:21 PM

    Hey lks, it is even worse than you said: the Chargers-Cardinals are scheduled back to back!

  13. dontbugmeonsundays says: May 5, 2014 10:47 PM

    Bet Bellichick will still have the tapes rolling..

  14. floridaslonechargersfan says: May 6, 2014 12:21 AM

    Can’t wait to see the Chargers use the fourth preseason game against Arizona to get a leg up on their season opener against Arizona eleven days later! /sarc

  15. torpedo8 says: May 6, 2014 7:53 AM

    I still don’t understand why they can’t convert the last 2 pre-season games to regular season. The teams would play no more games than they do now, they get the 18 game schedule and fans don’t feel as ripped off as they have in the past.

    What’s wrong with this approach? Too logical?

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