2015 NFL Preseason TV schedule

Download, view and print the entire 2015 NFL TV Schedule with regular-season and playoff games on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network.

From start to finish, the 2014 NFL season was not a good one. Whether it was ongoing issues about concussions and player health, domestic violence incidents involving high-profile players Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, and Super Bowl XLIX MVP Tom Brady’s involvement in the “Deflategate” scandal that will cause him to miss four regular-season games in 2015 [Update: Nope], the NFL received a lot of unwanted attention. The league would like to keep our eyes focused on the field this season, but that’s a tough proposition when everything it and its players do is under a microscope.

The preseason kicks off Aug. 8 with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on ESPN and NFL Network (7pm ET). In the class of 2015 are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, the late Junior Seau, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf. The following night, the Steelers and Vikings play in the Hall of Fame Game on NBC. CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC air national TV preseason games, with other live and delayed preseason games airing on NFL Network.

HBO’s Hard Knocks training camp reality series begins its 10th season Aug. 11, this time following the Houston Texans, who went 9-7 and missed the playoffs last season. The Texans have always-interesting defensive end J.J. Watt and a big quarterback competition that should provide ample entertainment. The series airs Tuesdays through Sept. 8.

The regular season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 10, with Pittsburgh at New England on NBC. CBS and FOX have Sunday afternoon games and NBC has Sunday Night Football beginning Sept. 13. ESPN’s Monday Night Football begins Sept. 14 with a doubleheader, and CBS and NFL Network simulcast Thursday Night Football beginning Sept. 17.

2015 NFL Preseason TV Schedule
Aug. 8 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm ET
Aug. 9 Hall of Fame Game: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, NBC, 8pm ET
Aug. 20 Buffalo at Cleveland, ESPN, 8pm ET
Aug. 23 St. Louis at Tennessee, FOX, 8pm ET
Aug. 24 Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, ESPN, 8pm ET
Aug. 28 Detroit at Jacksonville, CBS, 8pm ET
Aug. 29 Seattle at San Diego, CBS, 8pm ET
Aug. 30 Houston at New Orleans, FOX, 4pm ET; Arizona at Oakland, NBC, 8pm ET

(All Times are Eastern)

Week 1
Thursday, August 13
7:30 PM – Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
10:30 PM – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers (joined in progress)
Friday, August 14
7:00 PM – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons
10:00 PM – Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
Saturday, August 15
8:00 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, August 16
1:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2
Friday, August 21

8:00 PM – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 22
7:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles
10:00 PM – San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, August 23
1:00 PM – Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 3
Saturday, August 29
4:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 4
Thursday, September 3

7:00 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins
10:00 PM – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

* Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets. Re-airs of a non-sellout preseason game prior to the home team’s local over-the-air station re-airing the game will be blacked out on NFL Network in the home team market.

(All Times are Eastern)

Thursday, September 3
10:00 AM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
3:30 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers

Thursday, September 3
7:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets – LIVE
10:00 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers – LIVE
2:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks
5:00 AM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts
Friday, September 4
10:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
1:00 PM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins
4:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
8:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Midnight ET – Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
3:00 AM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams
Saturday, September 5
7:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins
10:00 AM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons
1:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears
4:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Tennessee Titans
8:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers
12 Midnight ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos
3:00 AM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Tennessee Titans
Sunday, September 6
7:00 AM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins
10:00 AM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets
1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
4:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
8:00 PM ET – Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
3:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***


  1. I live over 400 miles from Minneapolis and the Tampa Bay vs Vikings game is blacked out in North Dakota??? Nice job guys…….The NFL is leaving allot to be desired in 2015……I mean really, letting deflate gate go to federal court……how embarrassing…….

    • The NFL has suspended its blackout rule for pre and regular-season games in 2015, the league announced after a vote at its annual owner’s meeting on Monday. After this season, the NFL will re-evaluate its position on the policy.

      The result is that, regardless of in-stadium attendance, every Buccaneers game in 2015 will be locally televised. The blackout rule had forbidden games to be broadcasted in their home cities if they were not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff.

      • The Vikings-Bucs game is blacked-out here in South Florida — NFL Network is airing “A Football Life” segments. How lame.

  2. NFL and the local rules are a piece of shit. You greedy lackey bastards. You all suck. Pieces of shit

    • It’ so you’ll buy the $99 streaming service. I’m in Big Sky, Montana, pretty much out of either teams market area. Shame on the NFL for what amounts to extortion I you want watch a preseason game.

      • if it is blacked out you still cant watch on the streaming service, only audio……nice scam NFL

        • Yep. Biggest scam going. Don’t waste your money on the $99 stream service like I did. A black out is a black out, you can’t even watch it with that! So pissed.

        • I don’t understand this!! The NATIONAL Football League, NO MATTER where you’re at you should be able to watch any game anywhere!! WTH?!

  3. Why are local channels blacking out the pre season games in San Diego….. Not everyone who’s is a die hard Charger fan can afford tickets. I got mouths to feed and I like doing it while I’m watching the game.

    • I have a family of four. I live in Montana, my two closest options to attend a game are Seattle, 710 miles away or Denver 740 miles away. By the time I add up the costs of fuel, motel rooms, food, game tickets, etc. It becomes prohibitively expensive, so I watch most of the games on tv. Since I choose to do this the NFL has to figure out how to squeeze a little money out of me. Blacking out games and offering a $99 steaming service, that uses data by the way, is how they do it. Thanks a lot NFL.

  4. Why in the heck do we as football fans have to go from 8/9/15 to 8/20/15 before we see another preseason game ??? True fans want a game on every weekend once preseason starts and want more highlights at half time.. If you gonna do it do it 100%… We’ve waited 6 months already.

  5. Bears’ preseason games won’t be live on national TV, but all four preseason games air locally on FOX32. NFL Network will air all preseason games (mostly tape-delayed) and I should have that schedule available soon.
    Chicago’s 2015 preseason schedule is as follows:
    Thur., Aug. 13 – MIAMI DOLPHINS – Soldier Field – 7:00pm – Chicago Bears Network on Fox32 Chicago / WBBM Radio
    Sat., Aug. 22 – at Indianapolis Colts – Lucas Oil Stadium – 6:30pm – Chicago Bears Network on Fox32 Chicago / WBBM Radio
    Sat., Aug. 29 – at Cincinnati Bengals – Paul Brown Stadium – 6:30pm – Chicago Bears Network on Fox32 Chicago / WBBM Radio
    Thur., Sept. 3 – CLEVELAND BROWNS – Soldier Field – 7:00pm – Chicago Bears Network on Fox32 Chicago / WBBM Radio


  6. Where are the Chicago Bears?????

    You can’t post 2015 pre-season schedule and not include all teams-Right?

  7. NO GIANTS GAME!!!!!!!! I prefered when you showed all the games at various hours so we could tape the games and see them at a convenient time. Remember when you advertised the fact that you televised all, I believe it was, 57 pre season games. That was far better than a lot of the repetitive “stuff” you have on now. Fans like background information in small doses but what we LOVE are the GAMES—-no matter what time of the football season.

  8. There’s one more live game on NFL Network. The Sunday, August 23 Green Bay at Pittsburgh game was moved to 1 pm (as the Pirates were moved to 8 pm for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball). That game is now live on NFLN as well.

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