NFL Preseason Thursday Night (Aug. 16) Preview: Games, Time Start, Channel
Week 2 of the NFL preseason will be underway on Thursday, and here is what you need to know.
There are three games scheduled for Thursday night.
Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) at New England Patriots (1-0): 7:30 p.m. EST
Players to watch: Wide receiver Eric Decker, a ninth-year veteran, just joined the Patriots earlier this month on a one-year deal. Decker has struggled in recent years, but could ultimately prove an asset to New England because of his big size (6 feet 3 inches, 214 pounds). The rematch of this year’s Super Bowl LII game will surely be very interesting.
New York Jets (1-0) at Washington Redskins (0-1): 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Players to watch: Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold, who went 13-of-18 for 96 yards and a touchdown in last week’s 17-0 rout of the Atlanta Falcons. Teddy Bridgewater will also be closely watched after going 7-of-8 for a TD last week.
This will be the only televised game on Thursday.
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) at Green Bay Packers, (1-0) 8 p.m. EST
Players to watch: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is set to make his preseason debut after missing last week’s opening 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The veteran had criticized Green Bay’s wide receivers for their performance in practice ahead of the preseason opener.
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