Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) meet on the field after the game Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Giants 28-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason Schedule Released


The National Football League has officially announced the preseason dates for the upcoming season. While preseason games can be seen as glorified opportunities for the backups, it is the first real football action that fans are able to see after months of laboring through the dreaded offseason.

For this reason, fans are still interested in seeing their favorite teams play, even though all the stars will only play a few snaps. This preseason is also going to be used as a testing area for a new NFL rule the league would like to experiment with: moving the PAT (extra point kick) from the 2-yard line to the 25-yard line. This was first proposed by Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick.

The New York Giants have the dubious honor of playing in the Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills. The Jints will also be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers (week 1), Indianapolis Colts (week 2), New York Jets (week 3) and the Philadelphia Eagles (week 4).

Here is the complete list of all preseason games, per NFL.com:

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME (Aug. 3)

NY Giants vs. Buffalo (NBC)

WEEK 1 (Aug. 7-10)

Buffalo at Carolina
Cincinnati at Kansas City
Cleveland at Detroit
Dallas at San Diego
Green Bay at Tennessee
Houston at Arizona
Indianapolis at NY Jets
Miami at Atlanta
New England at Washington
New Orleans at St. Louis
Oakland at Minnesota
Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at NY Giants
San Francisco at Baltimore
Seattle at Denver
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 2 (Aug. 14-18)

Jacksonville at Chicago (ESPN, Aug. 14)
Kansas City at Carolina (FOX, Aug. 17)
Cleveland at Washington (ESPN, Aug. 18)
Arizona at Minnesota
Atlanta at Houston
Baltimore at Dallas
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Denver at San Francisco
Detroit at Oakland
Green Bay at St. Louis
Miami at Tampa Bay
NY Giants at Indianapolis
NY Jets at Cincinnati
Philadelphia at New England
San Diego at Seattle
Tennessee at New Orleans

WEEK 3 (Aug. 21-24)

Oakland at Green Bay (CBS, Aug. 22)
New Orleans at Indianapolis (CBS, Aug. 23)
San Diego at San Francisco (FOX, Aug. 24)
Cincinnati at Arizona (NBC, aug. 24)
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Jacksonville at Detroit
Tennessee at Atlanta
Chicago at Seattle
Tampa Bay at Buffalo
Dallas at Miami
Carolina at New England
NY Giants at NY Jets
Washington at Baltimore
St. Louis at Cleveland
Houston at Denver
Minnesota at Kansas City

WEEK 4 (Aug. 28)

Arizona at San Diego
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Baltimore at New Orleans
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Cleveland
Denver at Dallas
Detroit at Buffalo
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Kansas City at Green Bay
Minnesota at Tennessee
New England at NY Giants
NY Jets at Philadelphia
San Francisco at Houston
Seattle at Oakland
St. Louis at Miami
Washington at Tampa Bay

 

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