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NFL KickoffReady for some preseason football?

Watch for Houston Texans and the. Chicago Bears returning to the field at the 2024 NFL Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, August 1, 202 airing at 8PM ET.

New this year? 2024 marks the first time that ESPN will air the Hall of Fame game in a simulcast with ABC.

Following the Hall of Fame Game, also look forward to all the primetime preseason football games playing throughout the month of August airing on ESPN, CBS, NBC, FOX, and Amazon Prime.

also see -> Regular season 2024 NFL TV schedule

NFL Preseason Schedule

Thursday, August 1 (Hall of Fame Game)

Game Time (ET) TV Channel
Houston Texasn vs. Chicago Bears  (Canton, Ohio) 8 p.m. ABC/ESPN

Sunday, August 18

Game Time (ET) TV Channel
New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers 8 p.m. FOX

Sunday, August 25

Game Time (ET) Channel
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals 8 p.m. Prime Video
Arizona Cardinals at Dever Broncos 4:30 p.m. CBS
New England Patriots at Washington Commanders 8 p.m. NBC

DID YOU KNOW? NFL preseason trivia & fun facts

'Paper Lion' in the preseason:
writer George Plimpton .

• Famous journalist George Plimpton was on assignment for Sports Illustrated when he sported #0 for the Detroit Lions during a preseason game in 1963. Although Plimpton badly wanted to enter the game, the move was banned at the last minute by NFL officials. He later wrote of his experiences in the bestseller, "Paper Lion".

• An NFL strike left the Denver Broncos with a team made up entirely of rookies in a preseason game with the New York Jets in 1974. Final score: New York Jets 41, Denver Broncos 19.

• The shortest NFL game ever recorded happened during the preseason between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears in 1996. The game lasted 40 minutes, 40 seconds, and was called on account of thunder and lightning.

• In 1999, the first Hall of Fame game to go into overtime was played by the new Cleveland Browns, who debuted at their first Hall of Fame game with a 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

More about the 2023 NFL preseason around the web:

2024 NFL Preseason - Check out the official site for the full schedule and related headlines.

2024 NFL Season - Wikipedia - Get the full rundown of rule changes, broadcast rights, and full schedule for the upcoming playoffs, Super Bowl, and Pro Bowl games.


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