NFL Network: 52 Preseason Games in 24 Days
Fifty-two games in 24 days on NFL Network
Record 12 Games Air Simultaneously on Aug. 31 No Huddle
(July 17, 2006) -- Get your depth charts, fantasy rosters and pencils ready! Beginning Aug. 10, it's wall-to-wall action -- 52 preseason games in 24 days -- only on NFL Network.
During the NFL's four-week preseason, NFL Network will televise 52 games -- all but the 13 televised nationally by the NFL's four network partners (CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC).
For most games, NFL Network will use the television feeds of local broadcasters and make use of both sets of announcers. For example, if Minnesota is playing at Pittsburgh, NFL Network will use the announcers from the Steelers (home team) for the first half, and then switch to the Vikings (away team) crew for the second half.
In addition to 52 preseason games, NFL Network will present NFL Total Access: No Huddle, a live look-in show that whips around to NFL preseason games in progress. Three No Huddle shows will air during the preseason, including a record 12-game whip around on Aug. 31.
Of the 52 games it will carry nationally during the preseason, NFL Network will produce two live games and televise four others live (to all but the two competing team markets). NFL Network-produced live games each carry an interesting storyline.
Arizona at New England (Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. ET)
Fans get an early glimpse of Cardinals rookie quarterback Matt Leinart, who was 37-2 as a starter at USC. Also, new Arizona running back Edgerrin James will face a Patriots team he's averaging more than 100 rushing yards per game against. New England fans will see running back Laurence Maroney and receiver Chad Jackson, the club's top two draft picks, in action.
Houston at Denver (Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. ET)
Top overall draft pick defensive lineman Mario Williams of the Texans looks to chase down a fellow first-round rookie, quarterback Jay Cutler of the Broncos. New Texans head coach Gary Kubiak faces Denver's Mike Shanahan, whom he coached under for the past 11 seasons. Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker takes the field with his new team.
NFL NETWORK AIR TIMES FOR 2006 PRESEASON GAMES
Friday, Aug. 11
Cleveland at Philadelphia 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 12
NY Jets at Tampa Bay (HD) 10 a.m.
NY Giants at Baltimore 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona (LIVE-Blacked out in local markets) 4 p.m.
NO HUDDLE -- Live whip-around show featuring action from 6 games 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 13
Kansas City at Houston 11 a.m.
New Orleans at Tennessee 2 p.m.
Dallas at Seattle 5 p.m.
Jacksonville at Miami 11 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 14
Green Bay at San Diego 12 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Chicago at San Francisco (HD) 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Denver at Detroit 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18
Philadelphia at Baltimore 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Cincinnati at Buffalo 1 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland 4 p.m.
Arizona at New England (LIVE) 8 p.m.
Tennessee at Denver 12 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Atlanta at Green Bay 8 a.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay (HD) 11 a.m.
NY Jets at Washington (HD) 2 p.m.
Minnesota at Pittsburgh 5 p.m.
San Francisco at Oakland (HD) 12 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 21
Houston at St. Louis 12 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Carolina at Jacksonville 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25
Detroit at Oakland 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Baltimore at Minnesota 10 a.m.
Arizona at Chicago 1 p.m.
NY Jets at NY Giants (HD) 5 p.m.
Seattle at San Diego (LIVE-Blacked out in local markets) 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Indianapolis at New Orleans 9 a.m.
Washington at New England (HD) 12 p.m.
San Francisco at Dallas (HD) 4 p.m.
Houston at Denver (LIVE) 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 28
St. Louis at Kansas City 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Atlanta at Tennessee 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Buffalo 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31
NO HUDDLE -- Live whip-around show featuring action from 12 games 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 1
Minnesota at Dallas (HD) 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Green Bay (LIVE-Blacked out in local markets) 4 p.m.
NO HUDDLE -- Live whip-around show featuring action from 2 games 7:30 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco (LIVE-Blacked out in local markets) (HD) 10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Houston (HD) 2 a.m.
Saturday, September 2
Chicago at Cleveland 10 a.m.
Baltimore at Washington (HD) 1 p.m.
Carolina at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
Denver at Arizona 10 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle 1 a.m.
Jacksonville at Atlanta (HD) 4 a.m.
Sunday, September 3
New Orleans at Kansas City 7 a.m.
Philadelphia at NY Jets (HD) 1 p.m.
St. Louis at Miami 4 p.m.
New England at NY Giants (HD) 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Indianapolis 10 p.m.
Buffalo at Detroit 4 a.m.
In 2006, NFL Network will air 168 football games, including 8 regular season NFL games, 52 preseason games, 75 game re-airs, 31 NFL Europe League contests, the Insight Bowl and the Senior Bowl.
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