Whereas the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2021 NFL preseason with their Hall of Fame game matchup final week, preseason actually kicks off this week, as all 32 groups might be in motion for Week 1.
It begins Thursday evening with two video games, because the Washington Football Team heads to New England whereas the Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles have their ordinary preseason battle for Pennsylvania. Three extra video games happen Friday, with the Julio Jones bowl in Atlanta between the Tennessee Titans and Jones’ former workforce, the Atlanta Falcons, standing out. It is extremely unlikely Jones will play towards his former teammates, however however.
Saturday is the large day this week, with 10 video games. Within the afternoon, the Denver Broncos will journey to play the Minnesota Vikings in a homecoming for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater, the Vikings’ first-round choose in 2014, performed for the Vikings from 2014 to ’17 and is competing with Drew Lock to be the Broncos’ beginning quarterback. The NFL’s two latest stadiums may also host their first video games with followers, because the Las Vegas Raiders tackle the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium whereas the Los Angeles Chargers play the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The slate concludes Sunday in Indianapolis, because the Colts host the Carolina Panthers. We’ll get our first glimpses at how the Colts plan to switch injured quarterback Carson Wentz and what Sam Darnold appears like in a Panthers uniform.
NFL preseason Week 1 schedule
Thursday’s video games
Washington at New England, 7:30 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET
Friday’s video games
Tennessee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. ET
Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Dallas at Arizona, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Saturday’s video games
Miami at Chicago, 1 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Denver at Minnesota, 4 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Community
New Orleans at Baltimore, 7 p.m. ET
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30 p.m. ET
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET
Houston at Green Bay, 8 p.m. ET
Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. ET
Seattle at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Community
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. ET, NFL Community