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NFL live streams: How to watch 2022 preseason football games online without cable

Some sports fans may groan at the notion of watching preseason football, but NFL fanatics absolutely love it. It’s easy to understand why.

The preseason is the first chance that many get to see their team’s young players on the field as they battle for spots on the 53-man roster and practice squad. Some teams will also offer a glimpse at some of their new, veteran acquisitions, which is sure to thrill NFL fans everywhere.

Yes, plenty of teams — like Sean McVay’s Rams — are moving away from playing any of their starters in the preseason. Even still, those games can tell fans and fantasy owners a lot about roster depth, so plenty will even want to catch those teams in action.

For the second consecutive preseason, there are 49 games set to be played, as the process was shortened from four weeks to three ahead of the 2021 season. Here’s a look at how you can watch and live stream all 49 of those contests as you prepare for the 2022 NFL regular season.

MORE: Watch select NFL preseason games with fuboTV (free trial)

How to live stream NFL preseason games

There are usually only a few ways to stream NFL regular season games because of the massive packages that CBS, Fox, NBC and Amazon Prime pay to get exclusive rights to games. In the preseason, it becomes a bit easier for NFL fans to find streaming options.

There are only a handful of nationally televised contests during the preseason. Those networks will carry the exclusive streams of those contests, but the other 40-plus games will be available on a couple of centralized streaming platforms.

Below is a breakdown of the variety of ways that fans can catch preseason action in 2022:

national broadcasts

Yes, even preseason games do get a little bit of national attention. It’s not necessarily because they are going to pull in massive audiences; it’s more about each network getting their top broadcast team for 2022 up to speed and back into the groove of calling games.

This year, five of the 49 preseason contests will be broadcast on national networks and one will be carried on Amazon Prime. ESPN will carry two of the games while Fox, NBC and CBS will each carry just one.

ESPN will live stream games on the ESPN app and its website; NBC’s stream can be accessed via the NBC Sports app, peacock or its website; CBS will live stream games on the CBS Sports app and on its website. All providers will require users to sign in with TV provider credentials.

Meanwhile, NFL Network will broadcast 22 preseason games in 2022, all of which will be able to stream on a regional basis in the nfl app or via the NFL’s official website. NFL Network will also carry replays of all 49 preseason games that will air periodically throughout the month of August and early weeks of September.

NFL+

The NFL used to offer all of its preseason games on NFL Game Pass, a year-long subscription service that broadcast all live, out-of-market preseason contests. Now, that duty will fall on NFL+ in the US

NFL+ is a new streaming service that the NFL is launching to effectively replace Game Pass. It will offer access to all live, out-of-market preseason games, live, locally broadcast regular and postseason contests and both full and condensed-game replays.

NFL+ will cost just $39.99 yearly compared to the $99.99 price of Game Pass. It also comes with a seven-day free trial. So, if you’re looking for a cheap, easy way to get access to NFL preseason games, NFL+ will be a good choice for you.

fuboTV

Every preseason game broadcast nationally or on NFL Network will also be available to stream on fuboTV, which comes with a free trial. That accounts for 27 of the 49 preseason games in 2022.

Much like NFL+, fuboTV offers access to original NFL Network programming. That includes shows like “Total Access,” “NFL GameDay” and “Good Morning Football” in addition to programming from other networks.

NFL preseason schedule: Week 1

Note: Nationally televised games are listed in bold.

Thursday, Aug. 4 (Hall of Fame Game)

Game Time (ET) TV
Jaguars vs. Raiders (Canton, Ohio) 8 p.m. NBC, fubo TV

Thursday, Aug. 11

Game Time (ET) TV
Giants at Patriots 7 p.m. NFL Network
Titans at Ravens 7:30 pm TBD

Friday, Aug 12

Game Time (ET) TV
Falcons at Lions 6 p.m. NFL Network
Browns at Jaguars 7 p.m. TBD
Cardinals at Bengals 7:30 pm TBD
Jets at Eagles 7:30 pm TBD
Packers at 49ers 8:30 pm NFL Network

Saturday, Aug. 13

Game Time (ET) TV
Panthers at Commanders 1 pm TBD
Chiefs at Bears 1 pm NFL Network
Colts at Bills 4 p.m. NFL Network
Seahawks at Steelers 7 p.m. NFL Network
Dolphins at Buccaneers 7:30 pm TBD
Saints at Texans 8 p.m. TBD
Cowboys at Broncos 9 p.m. NFL Network
Rams at Chargers 10 p.m. TBD

Sunday, Aug. 14

Game Time (ET) TV
Vikings at Raiders 4:25 p.m. NFL Network

Channels to be announced at a later time

NFL preseason schedule: Week 2

Thursday, Aug. 18

Game Time (ET) TV
Bears at Seahawks 8 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Aug 19

Game Time (ET) TV
Panthers at Patriots 7 p.m. NFL Network
Saints at Packers 8 p.m. TBD
Texans at Rams 10 p.m. NFL Network

Saturday, Aug. 20

Game Time (ET) TV
Broncos at Bills 1 pm NFL Network
Lions at Colts 1 pm TBD
Commanders at Chiefs 4 p.m. NFL Network
Steelers at Jaguars 7 p.m. TBD
Raiders at Dolphins 7 p.m. TBD
49ers at Vikings 7 p.m. TBD
Buccaneers at Titans 7 p.m. NFL Network
Cowboys at Chargers 10 p.m. NFL Network

Sunday, Aug 21

Game Time (ET) TV
Eagles at Browns 1 pm NFL Network
Bengals at Giants 7 p.m. NFL Network
Ravens at Cardinals 8 p.m. Fox, fubo TV

Monday, Aug 22

Game Time (ET) TV
Falcons at Jets 8 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Channels to be announced at a later time

NFL preseason schedule: Week 3

Thursday, Aug. 25

Game Time (ET) TV
Packers at Chiefs 8 p.m. NFL Network
49ers at Texans 8 p.m. Amazon-Prime

Friday, Aug 26

Game Time (ET) TV
Bills at Panthers 7 p.m. TBD
Seahawks at Cowboys 8 p.m. NFL Network
Chargers at Saints 8 p.m. TBD
Patriots at Raiders 8:15 p.m. TBD

Saturday, Aug. 27

Game Time (ET) TV
Jaguars at Falcons 3 p.m. NFL Network
Rams at Bengals 6 p.m. NFL Network
Bears at Browns 7 p.m. TBD
Commanders at Ravens 7 p.m. TBD
Eagles at Dolphins 7 p.m. TBD
Cardinals at Titans 7 p.m. TBD
Buccaneers at Colts 7:30 pm TBD
Vikings at Broncos 9 p.m. NFL Network

Sunday, Aug 28

Game Time (ET) TV
Giants at Jets 1 pm NFL Network
Lions at Steelers 4:30 pm CBS

Channels to be announced at a later time

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