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2016 NFL preseason schedule

Andrew Luck,  Nick Perry

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is hit by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry (53) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Perry was called for unnecessary roughness. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


The NFL announced 65 preseason matchups Thursday, including eight that will be nationally televised in August.

Exact dates and times were only announced for those national TV games, starting with the annual Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 7 between the Packers and Colts. All other games were announced for a weekend window starting with the first weekend of preseason play, Aug. 11-15. The second weekend is Aug. 18-22, and the third is Aug. 25-28. The preseason closes no later than Friday Sept. 2.

Teams generally open training camp 15 days before their first preseason game. Only the Packers and Colts play five preseason games; all other teams play four.

The entire schedule is below.

August 7

Green Bay vs. Indianapolis (ESPN - Canton, OH)

WEEK 1 – August 11-15

Dallas at Los Angeles (ESPN, 8/13)

Carolina at Baltimore

Cleveland at Green Bay

Denver at Chicago

Detroit at Pittsburgh

Houston at San Francisco

Indianapolis at Buffalo

Jacksonville at NY Jets

Miami at NY Giants

Minnesota at Cincinnati

New Orleans at New England

Oakland at Arizona

San Diego at Tennessee

Seattle at Kansas City

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

Washington at Atlanta

WEEK 2 – August 18-22

Arizona at San Diego

Atlanta at Cleveland

Baltimore at Indianapolis

Carolina at Tennessee

Chicago at New England

Cincinnati at Detroit

Kansas City at Los Angeles

Miami at Dallas

Minnesota at Seattle

New Orleans at Houston

NY Giants at Buffalo

NY Jets at Washington

Oakland at Green Bay

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

San Francisco at Denver

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 3 – August 25-28

Atlanta at Miami (NBC, 8/25)

Cleveland at Tampa Bay (CBS, 8/26)

Tennessee at Oakland (CBS, 8/27)

San Diego at Minnesota (FOX, 8/28)

Arizona at Houston (FOX, 8/28)

Cincinnati at Jacksonville (NBC, 8/28)

Buffalo at Washington

Dallas at Seattle

Detroit at Baltimore

Green Bay at San Francisco

Kansas City at Chicago

Los Angeles at Denver

New England at Carolina

NY Giants at NY Jets

Philadelphia at Indianapolis

Pittsburgh at New Orleans

WEEK 4 – September 1-2

Baltimore at New Orleans

Buffalo at Detroit

Chicago at Cleveland

Denver at Arizona

Green Bay at Kansas City

Houston at Dallas

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Jacksonville at Atlanta

Los Angeles at Minnesota

New England at NY Giants

NY Jets at Philadelphia

Pittsburgh at Carolina

San Francisco at San Diego

Seattle at Oakland

Tennessee at Miami

Washington at Tampa Bay