The 2019 NFL preseason officially began with the Hall of Fame Game, but gets underway this week for the rest of the league’s 30 teams beginning with a loaded 11-game slate on Thursday night. There’s also a pair of contests on Friday and three matchups on Saturday to close out Week 1 of preseason, a schedule that will give most football starved fans a glimpse of their favorite professional pigskin squad for the first time in over six months.
Watch NFL Preseason Live
Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason has four nationally televised contests on the schedule, starting with a doubleheader on Thursday that begins with the New York Jets taking on the rival New York Giants, followed by the Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Chargers. Fans across the country can watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday and cap off the first full slate of exhibition contests by viewing the Dallas Cowboys against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. Those more interested in catching their hometown team’s first game can find the complete schedule for Week 1 below, which includes start times, local television information and current odds for each team. Read on after for a closer look at all the top showdowns for Week 1.