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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a pass reception against Rolando McClain #55 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NFL Preseason Weekend (Aug. 24-26) Preview: Games, Start Times, Channel, Players To Watch

We are now in Week 4 of the NFL preseason, and there are 15 games scheduled for this weekend.

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The Cleveland Browns (2-1) beat the Philadelphia Eagles (0-3) 5-0 on Thursday, in a shocking upset of the defending Super Bowl champions by the worst team in the league.

There will be six games played on Friday, seven on Saturday and two on Sunday.

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FRIDAY

New York Giants at New York Jets

Date/Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has not explicitly said whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. will play for the G-Men on Friday. The wide receiver hasn’t played in a game since he injured his ankle last October.

Sam Darnold will likely be the starting quarterback for the Jets.

Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins

Date/Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Case Keenum will probably be Denver’s starting QB, although the Broncos also need to determine who will be their lead running back. Devontae Booker could fill that role.

Meanwhile, Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing his ACL. However, Washington can start veteran Adrian Peterson at the position, after the team acquired the 33-year-old in free agency on Monday.

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New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers

Date/Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Patriots rookie right tackle Isaiah Wynn, a first-round pick out of Georgia, is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon against the Eagles last week. Who will replace him remains to be seen.

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Date/Time: Friday at 8 p.m. EST.

The Vikings will have to rethink their offensive line after guard Nick Easton sustained a neck injury last week.

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Date/Time: Friday at 8 p.m. EST.

Channel: CBS.

Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith sustained what looked like a serious knee injury in practice this week.

Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders

Date/Time: Friday at 10:30 pm. EST.

Channel: NFL Network.

The two most outstanding players on the Packers thus far this preseason are linebacker Reggie Gilbert and wide receiver Jake Kumerow, both youngsters.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Oakland will start wideout Martavis Bryant. 

SATURDAY

Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears

Time: 1 p.m. EST.

Channel: NFL Network.

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is set to make his first start after a long contract holdout.

Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams

Time: 4 pm. EST.

Veteran defensive end J.J. Watt has not yet played for Houston this preseason, but this Saturday he could finally make an appearance.

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers

Time: 4 p.m EST.

Channel: NFL Network.

The Titans have a new head coach, Mike Vrabel, and a new offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur, so Tennessee’s offense will be the focus of attention.

San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts

Time: 4:30 pm. EST.

NFL pundits had mixed reactions to Colts QB Andrew Luck‘s performance last week, so it will be interesting to see how he fares this weekend.

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins

Time: 7 p.m. EST.

The Dolphins will be without Jarvis Landry and Ndamukong Suh after the pair left this year for the Browns and Rams, respectively.

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars

Time: 7 p.m. EST.

The Falcons must decided who will be their starting right guard: last year’s starter Wes Schweitzer or Brandon Fusco. 

New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers

Time: 8 p.m. EST.

Channel: CBS.

The Saints are trying to turn defensive end Marcus Davenport into a prolific pass rusher, and Saturday will be another opportunity for the team to do just that.

SUNDAY

Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills

Time: 4 p.m. EST.

Channel: FOX.

The Bills may have to settle for rookie Josh Allen at quarterback for now, as AJ McCarron is nursing a shoulder injury.

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys

Time: 8 pm. EST.

Channel: NBC.

The Cowboys signed two safeties this week — Jerson Johnson and Dominick Sanders — and could thus get a chance to start at least one of them.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena