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Bears-Rams game set to kick off 2011 preseason schedule

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Editor's note: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced July 21 that the Hall of Fame Game has been canceled.

The NFL on Tuesday announced its schedule of nationally televised 2011 preseason games, starting with the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7 (NBC, 8 p.m. ET) in Canton, Ohio.

Two emerging teams -- the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- will be showcased in prime time Friday, Aug. 12 (FOX, 8 p.m. ET).

The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers will travel to Indianapolis on Friday, Aug. 26 (CBS, 8 p.m. ET) for their first nationally televised game since defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

Exact dates and times for games not shown on national TV will be announced later.

2011 NFL preseason national television schedule
Date Matchup TV (time)
Hall of Fame Game
Sunday, Aug. 7 Chicago vs. St. Louis in Canton, Ohio NBC (8 p.m. ET)
Week 1 (Aug. 11-15)
Thursday, Aug. 11 Seattle at San Diego ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, Aug. 12 Tampa Bay at Kansas City FOX (8 p.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 15 N.Y. Jets at Houston ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Week 2 (Aug. 18-22)
Thursday, Aug. 18 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh FOX (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, Aug. 19 Atlanta at Jacksonville FOX (8 p.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 22 Chicago at N.Y. Giants ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Week 3 (Aug. 25-28)
Thursday, Aug. 25 Washington at Baltimore ESPN (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, Aug. 26 Green Bay at Indianapolis CBS (8 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Aug. 27 New England at Detroit CBS (8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Aug. 28 New Orleans at Oakland NBC (8 p.m. ET)


2011 NFL preseason schedule (All times ET)
Hall of Fame Game
Date Matchup
Aug. 7 Chicago vs. St. Louis in Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Week 1 (Aug. 11-15)
Aug. 11 Seattle at San Diego, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Aug. 12 Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. (FOX)
TBA Arizona at Oakland
TBA Baltimore at Philadelphia
TBA Buffalo at Chicago
TBA Cincinnati at Detroit
TBA Denver at Dallas
TBA Green Bay at Cleveland
TBA Indianapolis at St. Louis
TBA Jacksonville at New England
TBA Miami at Atlanta
TBA Minnesota at Tennessee
TBA N.Y. Giants at Carolina
TBA Pittsburgh at Washington
TBA San Francisco at New Orleans
Aug. 15 N.Y. Jets at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 2 (Aug. 18-22)
Date Matchup
Aug. 18 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Aug. 19 Atlanta at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. (FOX)
TBA Arizona at Green Bay
TBA Buffalo at Denver
TBA Carolina at Miami
TBA Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
TBA Detroit at Cleveland
TBA Kansas City at Baltimore
TBA Minnesota at Seattle
TBA New England at Tampa Bay
TBA New Orleans at Houston
TBA Oakland at San Francisco
TBA San Diego at Dallas
TBA Tennessee at St. Louis
TBA Washington at Indianapolis
Aug. 22 Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 3 (Aug. 25-28)
Date Matchup
Aug. 25 Washington at Baltimore, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Aug. 26 Green Bay at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (CBS)
TBA Atlanta at Pittsburgh
TBA Carolina at Cincinnati
TBA Chicago at Tennessee
TBA Cleveland at Philadelphia
TBA Dallas at Minnesota
TBA Houston at San Francisco
TBA Jacksonville at Buffalo
TBA Miami at Tampa Bay
TBA N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants
TBA San Diego at Arizona
TBA Seattle at Denver
TBA St. Louis at Kansas City
Aug. 27 New England at Detroit, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Aug. 28 New Orleans at Oakland, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Week 4 (Sept. 1-2)
Date Matchup
TBA Baltimore at Atlanta
TBA Cleveland at Chicago
TBA Dallas at Miami
TBA Denver at Arizona
TBA Detroit at Buffalo
TBA Houston at Minnesota
TBA Indianapolis at Cincinnati
TBA Kansas City at Green Bay
TBA N.Y. Giants at New England
TBA Oakland at Seattle
TBA Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets
TBA Pittsburgh at Carolina
TBA San Francisco at San Diego
TBA St. Louis at Jacksonville
TBA Tampa Bay at Washington
TBA Tennessee at New Orleans


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