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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles pulls in a touchdown reception against Jourdan Lewis #27 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second half of a football game at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NFL Releases 2018 Preseason Schedule [Dates, Times, Matchups]

The 2018 NFL preseason isn’t starting for another four months, but the league has already released the full schedule for it.

NFL 2018 Preseason Schedule

The regular season will begin September 6, but before that comes a 65-game preseason that kicks off with the Annual Hall of Fame Game. This year’s Hall of Fame matchup will see the Baltimore Ravens face the Chicago Bears at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, and will be held on August 2.

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Here is the list of 2018 preseason games that will be nationally televised:

Thursday, Aug. 2: Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)

Thursday, Aug. 16: New York Jets at Washington Redskins, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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Monday, Aug. 20: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Thursday, Aug. 23: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, 8 p.m. ET (Fox)

Friday, Aug. 24: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8 p.m. ET (CBS)

Saturday, Aug. 25: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers, 8 p.m. ET (CBS)

Sunday, Aug. 26: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills, 4 p.m. ET (Fox)

Sunday, Aug. 26: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)

The Super Bowl LII rematch will be held in Week 2 of the preseason, when the New England Patriots host the defending national champion Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium. That game is sure to have substantially high ratings, after the Eagles won the Super Bowl 41-33 in February.

To see the full preseason schedule, go to

The 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas will take place from April 26 to 28.

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