NFL Network is home to all the NFL preseason games for the first time with 65 games airing on the only network dedicated entirely to football. In addition for the first time, the entire NFL preseason schedule will be seen in high definition nationally including 12 live preseason games, the most in the network's history.
Week 1 of the 2009 NFL preseason on NFL Network features five live games highlighted by the debuts of first-round quarterback draft picks Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez. The live coverage kicks off with a doubleheader on Friday, August 14 at 8:00 PM ET with the St. Louis Rams vs. New York Jets, followed by Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers. Saturday, August 15 features the first-ever live tripleheader with the Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions beginning at 4:00 PM ET, followed immediately by Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers.
There's no better place for Fantasy Football fans to prepare their picks and depth charts for the 2009 regular season than with NFL Network and NFL.com's all-encompassing coverage of the 2009 preseason. All 12 live preseason games will include halftime shows featuring NFL Network's team of analysts from its Los Angeles studios and five-minute NFL Network Now updates between game broadcasts reporting the most up-to-date news and information. NFL Network's schedule includes a total of 162 telecasts as it includes every game, live games and game replays of all the preseason action.
Here is a preview of the 12 live games on NFL Network:
NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE FOR 2009 PRESEASON GAMES
(bold indicates live games/ first airings only / all times Eastern)
Saturday, August 15
1:00 AM - Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts (HD)
7:00 AM - Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints (HD)
1:00 PM - Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers (HD)
4:00 PM - Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions (HD)
7:00 PM - Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills (HD)
10:00 PM - Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers (HD)
Sunday, August 23
1:30 AM - San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (HD)
7:00 AM - Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars (HD)
10:00 AM - Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns (HD)
1:00 PM - Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins (HD)
4:00 PM - Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers (HD)
7:00 PM - New York Giants at Chicago Bears (HD)
10:00 PM - Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers (HD)
Friday, September 4
1:00 AM - Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos (HD)
7:00 AM - Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams (HD)
10:00 AM - Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons (HD)
1:00 PM - Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints (HD)
4:00 PM - New York Giants at New England Patriots (HD)
8:00 PM - Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings (HD)
11:30 PM - Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans (HD)
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