NFL preseason schedule announced

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The NFL preseason schedule is out. Plan your meaningless-football-watching calendars accordingly.

The 2013 NFL preseason schedule was announced on Tuesday and as usual, the preseason will begin with the Hall of Fame Game. The Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys will meet in this year's Hall of Fame Game which is slated for August 4.

The preseason schedule consists of 65 games, 11 of which are already scheduled for national television broadcasts. The NFL Network will also broadcast live games each week. The first full week of games will begin August 8 with teams playing Thursday through Sunday during the first three weeks. The preseason wraps up on August 29 with all 16 teams in action.

Many consider the third week of the preseason to be the closest to a regular season game and at least five of the Week 3 games are scheduled for national broadcasts. The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Green Bay to face the Packers on August 23, the first meeting between the teams since their controversial Week 3 meeting last season. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

Here is a the complete preseason schedule, via a media release from the NFL (all times Eastern):


Sunday, August 4 (NFL/Hall of Fame Game)

Miami vs. Dallas (Canton, OH) NBC 8:00 p.m.

WEEK 1 - AUGUST 8-11
Thursday, August 8

Cincinnati at Atlanta ESPN 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Cleveland 8:00 p.m.
Washington at Tennessee 8:00 p.m.
Denver at San Francisco 9:00 p.m.
Seattle at San Diego 10:00 p.m.

Friday, August 9

NY Jets at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Jacksonville 7:30 p.m.
New England at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Carolina 8:00 p.m.
Arizona at Green Bay 8:00 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.
Kansas City at New Orleans 8:00 p.m.
Dallas at Oakland 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 10

NY Giants at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 11

Buffalo at Indianapolis 1:30 p.m.

WEEK 2 - AUGUST 15-19
Thursday, August 15

San Diego at Chicago ESPN 8:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Baltimore 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 16

Tampa Bay at New England FOX 8:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Buffalo 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco at Kansas City 8:00 p.m.
Oakland at New Orleans 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17

Dallas at Arizona 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville at NY 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Houston 8:00 p.m.
Green Bay at St. Louis 8:00 p.m.
Denver at Seattle 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 18

Indianapolis at NY Giants FOX 7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 19

Pittsburgh at Washington ESPN 8:00 p.m.

WEEK 3 - AUGUST 22-25
Thursday, August 22

Carolina at Baltimore ESPN 8:00 p.m.
New England at Detroit 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 23

Seattle at Green Bay CBS 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Oakland 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 24

St. Louis at Denver CBS 8:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Washington 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Indianapolis 7:00 p.m.
NY Jets at NY Giants 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at Jacksonville 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at Dallas 8:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Tennessee 8:00 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 25

New Orleans at Houston FOX 4:00 p.m.
Minnesota at San Francisco NBC 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 29

Detroit at Buffalo 7:00 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at NY Jets 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Miami 7:30 p.m.
NY Giants at New England 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Houston at Dallas 8:00 p.m.
Tennessee at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.
Green Bay at Kansas City 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore at St. Louis 8:00 p.m.
Arizona at Denver 9:00 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego 10:00 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle 10:00 p.m.

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