Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Preseason won't garner the hype as the regular season, but rest assured one thing is true. The NFL is back! Teams and fans alike will get a first look at how things are shaping up for the season in the preseason opener. This includes the Hall Of Fame Game that will air on NBC, August 4th between the much-anticipated Miami Dolphins and the always-popular Dallas Cowboys.
There will be one other nationally televised game during first week of exhibition games in the 2013 NFL season which will air on Thursday, August 8th. ESPN will be bringing the coverage of that game between the Bengals and Falcons from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Also on the schedule for the opening week will be games between Denver and San Francisco, two Super Bowl XLVIII favorites, along with New England visiting Philadelphia. The New York Giants will go on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers as well, which is one of two weekend games.
As is usually the case with the first game, don't look for extended playing time from the starters. Guys like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will be good for two or three series at best so you'd better be on time if you want to see them play.
Full Week 1 Preseason Schedule
|Sun, Aug. 4th, 2013 - Hall Of Fame Game|
|Time||Away||Home||Spread + Odds||Cable|
|8:00p ET||Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys||N/A||More Lines|
|Thursday, August 8th, 2013|
|7:30p ET||Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Bucs||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Cincinnati Bengals @ Atlanta Falcons||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||St. Louis Rams @ Cleveland Browns||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans||N/A||More Lines|
|9:00p ET||Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers||N/A||More Lines|
|10:00p ET||Seattle Seahawks @ San Diego Chargers||N/A||More Lines|
|Friday, August 9th, 2013|
|7:30p ET||New York Jets @ Detroit Lions||N/A||More Lines|
|7:30p ET||New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles||N/A||More Lines|
|7:30p ET||Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Kansas City Chiefs @ New Orleans Saints||N/A||More Lines|
|8:00p ET||Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers||N/A||More Lines|
|10:00p ET||Dallas Cowboys @ Oakland Raiders||N/A||More Lines|
|Saturday, August 10th, 2013|
|7:30p ET||New York Giants @ Pittsburgh Steelers||N/A||More Lines|
|Sunday, August 11th, 2013|
|1:30p ET||Buffalo Bills @ Indianapolis Colts||N/A||More Lines|
NFL Preseaon Week 1 Matchups