Live action from Jets-Giants, Falcons-Steelers,
Cowboys-Vikings and seven additional games
NFL Network re-airs every Week 3 game as
fantasy football drafts are in full swing
On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET, host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp provide live look-ins of 10 games on "Around the League: Preseason 2011." NFL Network delivers live action of the Jets-Giants and Jaguars-Bills (kickoff at 7 p.m. ET), and additional live coverage of the opening kickoffs of Falcons-Steelers and Dolphins-Buccaneers. At 8 p.m. ET, four more games kick off, highlighted by quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys against Donovan McNabb and the Vikings, the 49ers hosting the Texans and quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears traveling to Tennessee to face rookie quarterback Jake Locker and the Titans.
NFL Network reporters will be stationed across the country, providing reports from a number of games on "Around the League." Michael Lombardi reports from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh for Falcons-Steelers, Albert Breer reports from New Meadowlands Stadium for Jets-Giants and Marc Fein reports from Mall of America Field in Minneapolis for Cowboys-Vikings.
In addition to "Around the League," Saturday's Week 3 preseason coverage includes six complete game re-airs, beginning at 7 a.m. ET when Redskins quarterbacks John Beck and Rex Grossman make their cases for the starting position against the Baltimore Ravens. At 10 a.m. ET, No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton makes his second start for the Panthers in Carolina's game on the road against fellow rookies Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals. At 1 p.m. ET, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the defending Super Bowl champion Packers travel to face the Indianapolis Colts, followed by the Rams-Chiefs at 4 p.m. ET.
Following the conclusion of "Around the League," NFL Network's extensive Saturday preseason coverage continues with quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Texans against the San Francisco 49ers at 11 p.m. ET, and quarterback Kyle Orton and the Broncos hosting Seattle at 2 a.m. ET.
In total, NFL Network's Week 3 preseason game coverage consists of 39 games (including re-airs), including six games on Sunday, Aug. 28, seven games on Monday, Aug. 29 and six games on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET.
Week 3 of the preseason is a crucial week for fantasy football, with leagues holding their drafts as the regular season approaches. NFL.com fantasy is the official fantasy game of the National Football League, providing fans with the opportunity to enjoy all of the thrilling action for free. To sign up to play this season, get the latest news and reports on all of the players, read the latest from NFL.com's fantasy experts and participate in mock drafts, visit http://www.nfl.com/fantasy.
For the second year, NFL.com's NFL Preseason Live offers live preseason games where available (games only available out of market) with full DVR controls allowing fans to pause, rewind and replay both live and archived game action. Additional viewing options include picture-in-picture -- dual and quad views -- providing the ability to watch multiple games on the same screen. To access NFL Preseason Live, visit: www.nfl.com/preseasonlive.
NFL Network air times for 2011 Week 3 preseason games
(all times ET; all games in high definition)
Saturday, Aug. 27
7 a.m. - Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
10 a.m. - Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
1 p.m. - Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts
4 p.m. - St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
11 p.m. - Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
2 a.m. - Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Monday, Aug. 29
7 a.m. - Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
10 a.m. - Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
1 p.m. - Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
4 p.m. - Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
8 p.m. - Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
11 p.m. - San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
2 a.m. - New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders