As the summer sun blazes and anticipation builds, the National Football League unveils the curtain on its 2023 schedule, including the much-anticipated preseason matchups for all 32 teams. The preseason, often regarded as the prologue to the enthralling saga that is the NFL season, provides both the teams and fans with a glimpse of what’s to come.
Kick-starting this year’s preseason is the storied Hall of Fame Game, which will take place on Thursday, August 3rd, in the hallowed grounds of Canton, Ohio. This game holds a special place in the hearts of football aficionados, as it coincides with the enshrinement weekend, celebrating the legends of the game. This year, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets will clash helmets and set the stage for the preseason.
As the echoes of the Hall of Fame Game subside, the preseason will forge ahead with an array of matchups that will culminate on Sunday, August 27th. The grand finale will feature the Houston Texans going head-to-head against the New Orleans Saints. This game will wrap up the preseason and set the stage for the regular season, where teams will battle for supremacy and a shot at hoisting the coveted Lombardi Trophy.
Now, without further ado, let’s dive into the week-by-week breakdown of the 2023 NFL preseason schedule, complete with official times in ET for each game:
Hall of Fame Game 2023
Thursday, August 3
- Cleveland Browns at New York Jets, 8 p.m., NBC (Canton, Ohio)
Thursday, August 10
- Houston Texans at New England Patriots, 7 p.m.
- Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 10 p.m.
Friday, August 11
- Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals, 7 p.m.
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7 p.m.
- New York Giants at Detroit Lions, 7 p.m.
- Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m.
- Washington Commanders at Cleveland Browns, 7:30 p.m.
- Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals, 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 12
- Tennessee Titans at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.
- Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
- New York Jets at Carolina Panthers, 4 p.m.
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys, 5 p.m.
- Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m.
- Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 13
- Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.
- San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4 p.m.
NFL Preseason 2023 Week 2
Thursday, August 17
- Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18
- Carolina Panthers at New York Giants, 7 p.m.
- Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 19
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.
- Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans, 4 p.m.
- Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers, 6:30 p.m.
- Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, 7 p.m.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets, 7:30 p.m.
- Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m.
- Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals, 8 p.m.
- New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m.
- Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m.
- Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams, 9 p.m.
- Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks, 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 20
- New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:05 p.m.
Monday, August 21
- Baltimore Ravens at Washington Commanders, 8 p.m (ESPN).
NFL Preseason 2023 Week 3
Thursday, August 24
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 7:30 p.m.
- Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles, 8 p.m (Prime Video)
Friday, August 25
- Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers, 8 p.m (CBS)
- New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans, 8:15 p.m.
- Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 26
- Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m.
- Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
- Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.
- Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.
- New York Jets at New York Giants, 6 p.m.
- Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Commanders, 6:05 p.m.
- Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7 p.m.
- Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7 p.m.
- Los Angeles Raiders at Dallas Cowboys, 8 p.m.
- Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos, 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 27
- Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints, 8 p.m (Fox)
Stay tuned, as these preseason games will provide a sneak peek into the strategies, rookies, and player developments that will shape the upcoming NFL season. Get your jerseys ready, your fantasy teams set, and your game day snacks stocked, because football is back!