NFL Network is home to the most NFL preseason action this August, devoting more than 400 hours to preseason games and scrimmages throughout the month. Get your depth charts and fantasy rosters ready ... a record 54 of the 65 preseason games played will air over 26 days beginning Thursday, August 7 on NFL Network. Forty two of those games will be aired in HD, up from 34 in 2007.

Eight games will air live on NFL Network. Two of those games will be NFL Network productions -- the New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, August 17 at 8:00 PM ET and the Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET –- while the others will be simulcast using feeds from both of the local affiliates and both sets of announcers.

For example, when Philadelphia takes on Pittsburgh in a battle for state bragging rights, NFL Network could use the announcers from the Steelers (home team) for the first half, and then switch to the Eagles’ (away team) crew for the second half. The simulcast games will be available live nationwide (to all but the two competing team markets in most instances).

NFL Network will also be airing three scrimmages.

Here is a preview of the eight live games on NFL Network:

 

Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers

Friday, August 8 7:30 p.m. (HD)
» Former Patriots CB Asante Samuel, the Eagles' major offseason acquisition, makes his debut as they face Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins

Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. (HD)
» New head coach Jim Zorn makes his home debut as the Redskins take on the Bills.

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers

Saturday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. (HD)
» A matchup of 2007 division champs, the Cowboys take on the Chargers.

Washington Redskins at New York Jets

Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. (HD)
» Fresh off a trade from the Packers, Brett Favre makes his Jets debut.

New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. (HD -- NFL Network Production)
» NFL MVP Tom Brady leads the defending AFC champion Patriots against the NFC South division winner, Tampa Bay.

Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions

Saturday, August 23 at 4:00 p.m.
» The Browns prepare to make the jump from a 10-6 season into the playoffs while the Lions look to build upon last season’s 6-2 start.

Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. (HD)
» The Colts and Peyton Manning open their new 63,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium against the Bills.

Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Friday, August 29 at 10:00 p.m. (HD)
» The Broncos will get their last chance to iron out the kinks as they take on Matt Leinart, Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals in Arizona.

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2008 Preseason games on NFL Network (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Week 1
Thursday, Aug. 7
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 12 a.m. (HD)
Friday, Aug. 8
New York Giants at Detroit Lions 12:30 p.m. (HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 3:30 p.m.(HD)
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers (LIVE) 7:30 p.m.(HD)
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 11:30 p.m.(HD)
Saturday, Aug. 9
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 10 a.m.(HD)
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 1 p.m.(HD)
New York Giants at Detroit Lions 4 p.m.(HD)
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins (LIVE) 7 p.m.(HD)
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (LIVE) 10 p.m.(HD)
Sunday, Aug. 10
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 a.m.(HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 4 a.m. (HD)
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 7 a.m. (HD)
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars 10 a.m.
St Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins 4 p.m. (HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 7 p.m. (HD)
Denver Broncos at Houston Texans 10 p.m. (HD)
Monday, Aug. 11
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 1 a.m. (HD)
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins 4 a.m. (HD)
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 7 a.m. (HD)
New York Giants at Detroit Lions 10 a.m. (HD)
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. (HD)
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers 4 p.m. (HD)
Tuesday, Aug. 12
San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers 12 a.m. (HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 7 a.m. (HD)
St. Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans 10 a.m.
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. (HD)
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 4 p.m.(HD)
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 8 p.m.(HD)
Wednesday, Aug. 13
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 12 a.m.(HD)
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars 7 a.m.(HD)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m.(HD)
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins 1 p.m.(HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 4 p.m.(HD)
New York Giants at Detroit Lions 8 p.m.(HD)
Thursday, Aug. 14
Denver Broncos at Houston Texans 12 a.m.(HD)
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 7 a.m.(HD)
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers 10 a.m.(HD)
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 p.m.(HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 4 p.m.(HD)
Week 2
Saturday, Aug. 16
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills in Toronto 12 a.m.(HD)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills in Toronto 9 a.m.(HD)
Washington Redskins at New York Jets (LIVE) 7 p.m.(HD)
Sunday, Aug. 17
Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs 12 a.m.
San Diego Chargers at St Louis Rams 3 a.m.(HD)
Washington Redskins at New York Jets 7 a.m.(HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 10 a.m. (HD)
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m. (HD)
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4 p.m. (HD)
New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LIVE) 8 p.m. (HD)
Monday, Aug. 18
Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals 12 a.m. (HD)
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 3 a.m. (HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 7 a.m.(HD)
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints 10 a.m. (HD)
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens 4 p.m.(HD)
Tuesday, Aug. 19
San Diego Chargers at St Louis Rams 12 a.m.(HD)
Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos 6 a.m. (HD)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills 9 a.m. (HD)
Washington Redskins at New York Jets 12:30 p.m. (HD)
New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:30 p.m. (HD)
Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos 8 p.m. (HD)
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs 12:30 a.m. (HD)
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens 6 a.m. (HD)
Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals 9 a.m. (HD)
San Diego Chargers at St Louis Rams 12:30 p.m. (HD)
Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 3:30 p.m. (HD)
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 8 p.m. (HD)
Thursday, Aug. 21
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 12:30 a.m.(HD)
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints 6 a.m. (HD)
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars 9 a.m.
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 12:30 p.m. (HD)
Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos 3:30 p.m. (HD)
Week 3
Friday, Aug. 22
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos 12 a.m. (HD)
Saturday, Aug. 23
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 7 a.m.(HD)
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons 10 a.m.
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 1 p.m.(HD)
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions (LIVE) 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals 12:30 a.m. (HD)
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 3 a.m. (HD)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 a.m.(HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m.(HD)
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers 1 p.m.(HD)
New York Giants at New York Jets 4 p.m.(HD)
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts (LIVE) 8 p.m.(HD)
Monday, Aug. 25
Baltimore Ravens at St Louis Rams 12 a.m.
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos 3 a.m. (HD)
New York Giants at New York Jets 7 a.m.(HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m.(HD)
New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.(HD)
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons 12 a.m.
New York Giants at New York Jets 6 a.m. (HD)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 a.m. (HD)
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions 12:30 p.m.
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts 3:30 p.m. (HD)
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos 8 p.m. (HD)
Wednesday, Aug, 27
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 12:30 a.m. (HD)
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts 6 a.m. (HD)
New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals 9 a.m. (HD)
Baltimore Ravens at St. Louis Rams 12:30 p.m.
New York Giants at New York Jets 3:30 p.m. (HD)
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 8 p.m. (HD)
Thursday, Aug, 28
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers 12:30 a.m. (HD)
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins 6 a.m.
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons 9 a.m.
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 2:30 p.m. (HD)
Week 4
Friday, Aug, 29
Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys 12 a.m. (HD)
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs 3 a.m.
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens 6 a.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 9 a.m. (HD)
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers 2:30 p.m.
New England Patriots at New York Giants 7 p.m. (HD)
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals (LIVE) 10 p.m. (HD)
Saturday, Aug, 30
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks 1 a.m. (HD)
Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills 5 a.m. (HD)
St Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs 8 a.m.
New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles 11 a.m. (HD)
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts 2 p.m. (HD)
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers 5 p.m.
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers 10 p.m. (HD)
Sunday, Aug, 31
San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers 1 a.m. (HD)
Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills 4 a.m. (HD)
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens 7 a.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 10 a.m. (HD)
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints 1 p.m. (HD)
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns 4 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys 7 p.m. (HD)
New England Patriots at New York Giants 10 p.m. (HD)
Monday, Sept. 1
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals 1 a.m. (HD)
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks 4 a.m. (HD)
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