Don’t look now, but the 2022 NFL season is upon us. Training camps opened in July, preseason games started earlier in August, and the official NFL season itself begins September 8th. Each team plays three preseason games before being reduced to their final 53-man roster at the start of the season.
There are three preseason games scheduled on Sunday, two of which will be on NFL Network and the third on Fox. That Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns play at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on NFL Network, followed by the Cincinnati Bengals with the New York Giants 7pm ET (4pm PT). The last game is today on Fox, with the Baltimore Ravens playing the Arizona Cardinals at 8pm ET (5pm PT). Stay tuned for more preseason action Monday night – the final game of the second week of preseason between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets.
Here’s what you need to know to watch NFL preseason games without cable.
The NFL Network will broadcast most nationally televised preseason games, while CBS, Fox, ESPN and Prime Video will show some other national games. Local networks including CBS, NBC and Fox will broadcast the rest of the games.
Looking ahead to the regular season, CBS (and Paramount Plus) and Fox will broadcast games on Sundays, ESPN will show Monday Night Football, Prime Video will show Thursday Night Football, and NBC (and Peacock) will show Sunday Night Football.
Here’s the remaining NFL preseason TV schedule for Week 2. All times ET.
Sunday 21 August
- Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. on NFL Network
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants, 7 p.m. on NFL Network
- Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals, 8 p.m. on Fox
Monday 22 August
- Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets, 8 p.m. on ESPN
Visit NFL.com for the full preseason schedule.
Four of the five major live TV streaming services carry NFL Network — all but DirecTV Stream. All five carry ESPN and Fox, and all but Sling TV carry CBS. With games on CBS and Fox, keep in mind that not every service carries every local network. So check each service using the links below to make sure CBS and Fox are available in your area.
YouTube TV costs $65 per month and includes NFL Network as well as CBS, Fox and ESPN. Enter your zip code on the welcome page to see what local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
Hulu with Live TV is $70 per month and includes all four channels needed to watch NFL preseason games. Click the View Channels Near You link on the welcome page to see what local channels are available in your zip code. Read our Hulu with Live TV review.
Sling’s $35-a-month Blue package includes NFL Network and Fox, but Fox is only available in a handful of regions. Sling’s $35-per-month Orange package includes ESPN. You can combine the two plans for $50 per month. Read our Sling TV review.
Amazon Prime Video is the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football for the upcoming season. It features a preseason game on Thursday, August 25 between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans. For millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is already included at no additional cost. It costs $9 per month for non-Prime members. Read our Amazon Prime Video review.
DirecTV Stream only lets you watch three NFL preseason games. His basic $70-a-month entertainment package includes CBS, Fox, and ESPN, but none of his plans include NFL Network. You can use the channel search tool to see what local channels are available where you live. Read our DirectTV Stream review.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, can be canceled at any time, and require a solid internet connection. Are you looking for more information? Check out our guide to live TV streaming services.